Experience New England Like True Cape Codders

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Want to experience New England like a true Cape Codder? Here are some ways that you can experience some of the great local experiences throughout Cape Cod.

Cape Cod National Seashore

Like a true Cape Codder, head to the Cape Cod National Seashore for your fix of the outdoors. One of the best areas is Cape Cod National Seashore. Located in the east side of the Lower Cape is 40 miles of shores dedicated in a national park. Open year round the Cape Cod National Seashore is a great way to spend your day or afternoon. There are hiking and biking trails along with places to relax and enjoy the outdoors.


Any good Cape Codder enjoys going fishing and has knowledge of where to go for the best catch. Chatham is home to various fish especially striped bass and bluefish, and people of all ages have enjoyed fly fishing and sport fishing in Cape Cod’s wonderful shoreline. Go to Family Fishing Fun and First Line Fishing for more information on where to find the best fishing spots in the summer.


Go shopping at one of the spots Cape Codders know best. If you are looking to do a bit of shopping then Cape Cod has you covered. With so many towns and unique aspects to each of them, finding a store will be very easy. We have all types of shops for every taste from antique to clothing to home merchandise. One unique shop that is worth mentioning is The Brewster Store in Brewster. This awesome store has great general merchandise but what makes it fun is its memorabilia, Christmas items, and candies. This store is fun for the whole family.

Travel to Martha’s Vineyard or Nantucket

Nantucket is a gorgeous 14-mile long and 3.5-mile wide island with many sightseeing attractions like sea captains’ homes and cobblestone streets. You’ll enjoy the 800 pre-Civil War-era homes that have now transformed into restaurants, museums, boutiques, and inns. Eighty miles of beaches also awaits you at Nantucket. To get here, take an hour long ferry ride from Hyannis.

Martha’s Vineyard is just 7 miles off the coast of Cape and getting here is only a half an hour ferry ride. The 110-square mile triangular island consists of the up-island, which is more rural, and the down-island that has the popular Vineyard Haven, Oak Bluffs, and Edgartown. Cape Codders know the best places to travel through New England and that includes Martha’s Vineyard and Nantucket.

Interested in experiencing New England like true Cape Codders? How about booking a stay at Chatham Gables Inn? Our historic B&B is perfect for travelers who are looking to relax and enjoy the luxuries of home while away from home here in Cape Cod. Each of our rooms is decorated in a crisp Cape Cod style and our comfortable beds are topped with comfy sheets. Each morning enjoy a delicious breakfast and then be on your way to enjoy the sights of Cape Cod. Contact us today and book a room for your next stay in Cape Cod. You will not find a better place to relax than the Chatham Gables Inn.

The Chatham Gables Inn provides the classic Cape Cod inn experience within a short stroll to all of Chatham’s world class offerings, including great beaches and the many shops, galleries and restaurants found on Main Street.

If you’re interested in learning more about the area, request your free Vacation Guide today!