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There are a variety of routes to making the most of sightseeing across Cape Cod. Whether you’re a traveler that loves land-based excursions or can’t wait to get out on the water, there are options to suit every preference. The following are a few you won’t want to miss out on while you’re here!

Find Time to Cast a Line and Enjoy Fishing

A fantastic way to spend time when visiting Cape Cod is to get out on the water and cast a line. Beneath the waves, the waters are home to a variety of fish species, and waiting to reel in something exciting is always a treat. Independent anglers will find places like Scargo Lake in Dennis, Mystic Lake in Barnstable, and Buzzard’s Bay ideal for catching everything from bass and stripers to trout alike. Of course, if you prefer a guided experience on the water, there are plenty of chartered fishing experiences in Cape Cod to go around. Consider companies like Cape Cod charters for fly fishing, Reel Grit Sportfishing when you have your sights set on bluefish and tuna, or Albatross Fishing for bottom fishing trips across Cape Cod Bay just to name a few!

Sail Your Way to Fun on Cape Cod

The land-based fun across Cape Cod is always a treat for travelers, but there’s something special about taking it all on from a vantage point on the waves as well. When you’re visiting and looking to make the most of fun on the water, booking a sailing charter is certainly the way to go. Companies like Sunset Sail offer up stunning evening experiences for groups of 12 while Cape Sailing Charters is happy to help guests book a half or full day of fun. Down Cape Charters & Boat Rentals as well as Cape Cod Catamaran Sailing Charters can customize time on the water to suit sightseeing or nature-viewing preferences too!

Add a Train Ride to Your Itinerary

While a train excursion may not come immediately to mind when travelers think of time on Cape Cod, an experience at the Cape Cod Central Railroad is truly one of the most unique routes to relishing the terrain! With a depot located at 252 Main Street in Hyannis, the Cape Cod Central Railroad is a heritage railroad that operates on the line known as Cape Main. It’s operated by the Massachusetts Department of Transportation and a highlight for visitors is often the chance to book a scenic ride complete with onboard dining. A trip on the Cape Cod Central Railroad is a chance to savor the sights of dunes, marshes, and cranberry bogs along the way. Daytime rides include narrated histories of the areas you’ll pass by while weekends are for train rides that showcase brunch and lunch alike. There are even options to book sunset rides when you’re looking to infuse a little wonder and romance into the experience. Trains run rain or shine making this a great addition to any itinerary.

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There are thousands of reasons for planning a vacation to Cape Cod but the one reason that draws visitors back time and time again is the beauty of our natural landscape. From the ocean and beaches that comprise our backyard to the trees and rivers and ponds that offer a tranquility and serenity that feed our souls, our little piece of paradise is one of the most beautiful in the world. And by following this guide to outdoor Cape Cod adventures, your getaway will be everything you dreamed it could be and so much more!

Kayak on Bass River

Although we are primarily known for our ocean views, Bass River, which runs between Yarmouth and Dennis, is a beautiful option for Cape Cod adventures on the water! Rent a kayak from Bass River Kayaks and Paddle Boards at 118 Main Street in West Dennis and spend a few hours, a morning, or an entire day paddling in paradise! Passing under bridges and passing by rocky outcroppings, those who aren’t used to this type of physical activity may tire sooner than later but the views make any later aches and pains more than worth it!

Take a Family Picture at Drummer Boy Park in Brewster

Don’t you just love when your annual Christmas card picture outshines all your neighbors? Planning a portrait sitting at Drummer Boy Park is one of the surest ways of making this happen in 2019—especially when you pose in front of the Higgins Farm Windmill! Built in the 1700s and moved to the park in 1974, its distinguished beauty is enhanced with the addition of your family members dressed in colorful clothing standing in front of it! Schedule the picture for sunset and the breathtaking wonder of your photo leaps to the next level of gorgeous!

Hiking the Trails of Hawksnest State Park in Harwich

Treelined paths with wildlife peeking shyly from the foliage, docks that lead into the still waters of ponds covered with lily pads, and waterfalls of crystal clear water falling over moss covered boulders are just a few of the majestic sights you will see when hiking the trails of Hawksnest State Park. Peaceful, serene, and protected, your day in the park will be one you will never forget!

Let Your Cape Cod Adventures Lead You to Dinner on the Deck or Patio

It’s those quiet moments spent with friends or family that make life that much better, and when you spend your evening enjoying a dinner on the patio of your New England Vacation Rentals cozy escape, chatting and laughing, everything will be right in your world! Reserve your stay with us today!

For as many decades as we care to count, Cape Cod has been the place for family vacations, and when it’s time to start planning your annual summer getaway, the only decision you really need to make is one: When can you get away? Offering summer Cape Cod adventures you’ll never forget, following this guide to our summer attractions will ensure every minute of your vacation will be filled with fun and laughter. And when you choose New England Vacation Rentals for your home away from home, your getaway will just keep getting better!

Summer Whale Watching

From April through October the opportunity to watch the whales will be plentiful, especially during the summer months. Charter a tour through Monomoy Sportsfishing in Chatham and let the knowledgeable and responsible guides lead you to the places the whales like to frolic. Be careful to keep from doing anything to harm these massive creatures.

Ahoy There, Mateys!

Rainy days can put a monkey wrench in your summer activities, but your ace in the hole will be a visit to the Whydah Pirate Museum in Yarmouth, which holds real pirate treasures and genuine artifacts that include cannons and pistols salvaged from pirate ships! If the rain stays away, this interesting museum is the perfect way to say farewell to Cape Cod; your last day won’t be so sad when you participate in this summer activity!

The Show Must Go On

Summer theater has been a Cape Cod tradition almost as long as we have been a vacation destination and the Cape Playhouse, located in Dennis, offers the best shows in town. Take in a Broadway show and marvel at the talented performers, who we think could star anywhere in the world; it’s a tribute to the Cape that they choose to stay here and perform for you!

Which Way to the Beach?

Summer isn’t summer on Cape Cod without a trip to the beach, and no matter which of our NEVR vacation escapes you are staying in, we can promise that the beach is pretty much right around the corner! From the two freshwater beaches in Brewster to the cold or warm water beaches in Orleans to the beach that houses the famous Chatham Lighthouse, it won’t be long till you feel your toes sinking in the sand!

The Pleasures of Home

After a day at the beach or hours spent exploring what the pirates have lost, finding your way back to your NEVR summer escape promises to be the highlight of your day! Comfortable, stylish, and designed to spoil our guests, our homes will take your vacation experience and Cape Code adventures to the next level of wonderful. We offer a vast selection of vacation rentals, including four-bedroom and five-bedroom rentals. Reserve yours today!