We live in a body conscious world, one in which we try to stay as active as possible-except during vacations, when we tend to go a little crazy in the calorie department and start taking elevators instead of the stairs. We rationalize our lapses in good judgment by promising ourselves that as soon as we get back to real life we will get back on the treadmill and eat rabbit food until we regain the slim and svelte figure we were so proud of. But this year is going to be different, with a little help from your friends here at New England Vacation Rentals. This year, this vacation on Cape Cod will be an active one; one that will help you stay fit and slip easily back into your real-life exercise routine.

Stair Climbing is More Fun in a Lighthouse

Everyone knows that the best way to keep your shapely figure taut and slim is by using the stair climber at the gym, but during your vacation in Chatham, take the opportunity to climb the 44 steps (plus 8 on a ladder) to the top of the Chatham Light and Lifeboat Station. The tours held every Wednesday are free, and the views from the top will take your breath away!

Stand Up for SUP

Having a strong core is important to your health, and stand-up paddleboarding is the latest fitness craze to hit our nation! Stop by Adventure Chatham for equipment rentals and lessons and discover how this challenging workout can change your life as you glide across a serene pond.

Take a Hike

All the trails that cross Cape Cod are excellent, but the ones you will find in Chatham offer a little extra magic for your workout pleasures. Follow the wood planked bridge through the Monomoy National Wildlife Refuge, keeping an eye out for the creatures that make their home there, or walk along the sandy shores of Cockle Cove Beach as the sun rises or sets over the water. Walking in sand increases calories burned, allowing you to have that lobster roll without consequence!

Explore on Two Wheels

The Old Colony Rail Trail is a paved path that leads its followers from Chatham to Harwich and back again. Rent bikes for the whole family from the Wheelhouse Bike Company, located at 48 Cromwell Road in Chatham, and take a leisurely ride along the Old Colony’s abandoned railroad. Need to feel the burn? Kick up the pace and let your legs do their thing!

Start the Day Out with a Refreshing Swim

Some of our Chatham vacation rentals come with their own private pools or community pool access, and since we know that an hour of fast swimming can burn up to 590 calories, starting your day with a swim will mean that second breakfast can be a thing! Reserve your New England Vacation Rentals Chatham escape today!

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