2023 Cape Cod Travel Guide - Magazine - Page 46
Celebrate Cape Cod in bloom and the arrival of spring with
outdoor activities and cultural events that usher in blue skies,
sunshine and warmer weather to New England. You don’t need
beach weather to return to one of life’s simplest pleasures, and
to the great outdoors. Take a spring bike ride and watch the
scenery roll by from miles of local rail trails and bike paths, or
go for a meditative hike through woodlands, salt marshes and
cedar forests, coming to life with the sights and sounds of spring.
Make the most of the longer days with a round of mini golf.
Spring events to mark on your calendar include the unveiling of
the Yarmouth Sand Sculpture Trail, and the return of the Cape
Cod Pirate Festival and Cape Cod Baseball League in early
June. Spring is also an opportunity to welcome back local artists
and artisans to the HyArts Artist Shanties; these whimsical,
seaside working studios can be found along the Walkway-tothe-Sea in Hyannis.
Spring is all about new beginnings…and re-openings. Be first in
line to book a reservation at these waterfront dining spots, and
greet seasonal restaurants opening their doors: Spanky’s Clam
Shack and Baxter’s in Hyannis, The Flying Bridge in Falmouth,
The Pearl in Wellfleet and The Ocean House in Dennis Port.
Tempt your tastebuds all week long at Wellfleet Restaurant
Week in early June, and eat dessert twice now that the Four
Seas and Sundae School ice cream shops are back open for
Ready to get back on the water? Book a mid-April whale
watching expedition to welcome these migrating gentle giants
of the sea back to their summer home, or depart on a seal tour
guided by Cape Cod’s local naturalists. Day trip to Martha’s
Vineyard and Nantucket on a relaxing ferry ride that will remind
you that half the fun in life is getting there, then tour the islands
with plenty of room to stroll.
There’s no better place to stop and smell the roses than on
spring break on Cape Cod! Admire the gorgeous blooms and
surrounding pastels of spring’s flowers and landscapes at the
Rhododendron Festival at Heritage Museums and Gardens and
the annual Brewster in Bloom Festival. Or just take a tranquil
For a full calendar of year-round events on Cape
Cod, visit CapeCodChamber.org/Events.
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self-guided tour of Spohr Gardens in Falmouth for a nature walk
to remember. Your Instagram feed just got more colorful!