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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!