Cape Cod is a popular vacation destination year round, but it is especially beautiful during the winter months. There are a variety of different things to do in New England during the winter. From festive shows and attractions to dazzling light displays, Cape Cod transforms the oceans into a winter wonderland for you to enjoy. Here is a list of the top things to do in the winter on Cape Cod.
Enjoy nature with a walk or bike ride
Cape Cod has more than 100 public walking trails, miles of hiking and biking trails, and 560 miles of coastline. There are some wonderfully scenic places to explore, and winter is just as good a time as any to take advantage of the natural beauty of the area. Even though the weather can be mild this time of year, make sure you are prepared for lower temperatures and the possibility of precipitation.
Cape Cod is known as one of the top cultural centers of Massachusetts. There is an abundance of museums of all types. Catering to art enthusiasts, children, history buffs, and nature lovers. Visit one of the best museums like the Cape Cod Museum of Natural History or the Cape Cod Museum of Art.
Woods Hole Science Aquarium
Woods Hole, an area located on the southwest tip of Cape Cod in the town of Falmouth. Here you can find the Woods Hole Science Aquarium, founded in 1875 and the oldest public aquarium in the United States. It features many diverse exhibits including harbor seals, various species of fish, and other marine life found in Atlantic waters. The aquarium also has touch tanks where you can see and gently touch starfish, hermit crabs, horseshoe crabs, spider crabs, lobsters, tautogs, and quahogs.
Cape Cod Beer Tour
Cape Cod Beer, a local brewery located at 1336 Phinney’s Lane in Hyannis, has been in operation since 2004. Starting out from meager beginnings, it has steadily grown and now puts out a maximum annual capacity of 13,000 barrels. A visit to this charming brewery leaves you with a sense that the workers truly love what they do and take pride in it. The free tour is a must-see for any beer lover, and for $5 you can sample the beer. You also get to take home the tasting glass with the Cape Cod Beer logo stamped on it as a souvenir.
Cape Cod Canal
The Cape Cod Canal is a long, wide channel that physically separates the Cape from the mainland. To drive to Cape Cod, you have to cross the canal by either the Bourne Bridge or the Sagamore Bridge. therefore, the canal is the first landmark you see when arriving on Cape Cod, and the last you see when leaving.