It’s November, it’s cold, but there’s still fun on the Cape!!! Cape Cod otherwise known as the “Right arm of Massachusetts”, starts at Cape Cod Canal just over the Sagamore, Bourne, or railroad bridges.
Just recently, we drove out to Cape Cod with our family to explore what we could find. It was a beautiful drive since the leaves were still at their peak!!! We ended up on the Cape Cod National Sea shore, the part closest to Orleans beach. We ended up walking on the beach, watching seals bob their heads up and down in the 6 foot waves and a couple surfers rock the waves. It’s an all sand beach, there were no shells and very few rocks that would have made the walk hurt if we decided to go barefoot. ….which is a real find for me and my family.. Definitely a keeper to go back to. November and December Nat Seashore Happenings. The National Sea shore goes from parts of Orleans (the elbow) all the way up to P town (Provincetown..the curled hand). It’s a beautiful chance to relax, have fun and learn about that part of the sea shore….gorgeous scenery, lighthouses and sand dunes. Cape Cod National Seashore
Since it’s fall, most everything is closed after Columbus Day, but you can find a few Gems open if you know where to look. We stopped in Sandwich for lunch at the Sagamore Inn. The place was clean, warm and friendly. We were seated right away even though there were seven of us.
It was a wonderful meal, and we left happy and full. My tween daughter gave the Mac n cheese a thumbs up and she said the brownie sundae was awesome!!! My husband and I had the clam chowder and split the Fish & Chips and the local broiled sea scallops…we both agreed they were all delicious!!! Our sis and brother ordered the fried clams, they were piled mile high and neither could finish the delicious plates!!! The rents ordered the fish sandwich and fish and chips which got a big thumbs up also! Our waitress was wonderful, fun and attentive! Wouldn’t have been the great experience without her.
The history of the Sagamore Inn is just as delicious as the food!!! It seems for political reasons, in the 1930s, the owner was sent to the insane asylum… but not for long, Mister West was quickly released, erecting a sign reading: “Run by the only man adjudged sane on Cape Cod”. For a complete history, please go to: Sagamore Inn. Open until late December, they even sell Christmas trees starting the day after Thanksgiving.
Pilgrim Monument Annual Lighting, which celebrates the Pilgrims’ First Landing in the New World in Provincetown on November 11, 1620. The 2015 lighting ceremony will honor Provincetown’s Schoolchildren – Past & Present. Hundreds of people come to this iconic event each year to witness the Monument festooned with more than 3,100 “landing lights” which shine nightly through January 5. Starting on November 25th, Admission is free, and refreshments are provided by the Provincetown Business Guild with entertainment by John Thomas.
TRAINS: If you like to celebrate holidays and trains at the same time, these next two are for you: Catch a thanksgiving dinner or a ride to Christmas town all in the comforts of a scenic train ride through Cape Cod. Thanksgiving Dinner Train: Enjoy a five-course gourmet meal, beautiful scenery, climate-controlled dining cars and a leisurely trip along the Cape Cod Canal. Their menu ranges from a traditional turkey dinner to pistachio-encrusted salmon. Fun TIMES!!! Be sure to make your reservations today!!! This is an annual family event and tickets sell out quickly.
A Train to Christmastown: Hyannis, MA
From November 27th to December 26th you can catch a train to CHRISTMASTOWN!!!!! Now you too can be a part of the book, catch the “Train to Christmastown” …a little girl who looks forward to riding the Train to Christmas Town every year with her brother and Grandmother. This year is a little different though, as readers of the story already know. Accompanied by a bag full of surprises, woodland friends and jolly elves, Janice relives happy memories as she rides the train to Christmas Town once again. Expect warm, decorated cars. Meet Bumblebee the Polar Bear, Wabash the Squirrel, even Zephyr the depot cat and laugh along with Elves while they’re busy serving cookies and cocoa, and leading guests in singing Christmas carols. Upon arrival at Christmas Town, Santa climbs on board and walks through the cars greeting each child with holiday cheer and his signature “Ho, Ho, Ho”! Now this would have been perfect if I had found out about it a couple of years ago when my daughter was younger and not so bored with fun things like this. Maybe I’ll just go myself while my daughter is in school.
Haunted Happenings?...at the Orleans Inn
I know Halloween was just last week, but there are some places that don’t need a special time or dressings to scare. It is reported that the historic Orleans Waterfront Inn is haunted. Reports range from slamming doors, gusts of inexplicable cold air, and footsteps. It was even featured on the “Ghost Hunters” show on the Sci Fi channel. You can call to arrange a personal tour of the Orleans Inn. I have yet to visit, but I am really looking forward to it soon!
Cape Cod tours:
Starting November 18th you can get a bus tour of Cape Cod Bay from Scargo Tower. View Windmills, Lighthouses and Sea Captains Homes along the way to Provincetown. You can view areas of The Cape Cod National Seashore to include the great dunes of the Provincelands. Once in Provincetown you will have 1 hour on your own, there you will enjoy local attractions such as MacMillan Wharf, the Pilgrim Monument & Provincetown Museum, Commercial Street shops, art galleries, Portuguese Bakery and much more. capecodscenictours
….always interesting and fun, Cape Cod is GREAT in the fall too!!!
Cape Cod Events
The Silverbrook Farm with holiday events
-Order a turkey, pick a tree, attend the 6th annual santa’s farm follies, hay ride with the Grinch, visit with Santa!
Farms to order a turkey: