While fall is generally the seasonal marker that ushers in the colder winter months, there’s still plenty to do, see and explore on Cape Cod as the weather cools off. A fall trip to Chatham and Harwich makes for great opportunities to get out on the water, take a tour and sit back with a warm cup of coffee to enjoy the views. As the colors change, seize the moment and add these must-see New England Fall destinations to your fall trip itinerary.

Day 1: Cranberry Bog Tours

Cape Cod is renowned for its cranberry bogs and fall is a fantastic time to visit one of the largest operations around! Guests who book with Cranberry Bog Tours will get to experience what it takes to make an organic cranberry bog functional for 12-months of the year. Learn what equipment is required to produce and harvest cranberries and enjoy a chance to meet with the many farm animals that call this Harwich cranberry haven home! This is a family-friendly activity that’s sure to enchant visitors of all ages when they visit Cape Cod in the Fall.

Cranberry Bog Tours

1601 Factory Road

Harwich, Massachusetts 02645

(508) 432-0790

Day 2: Monomoy Island Excursions

While seals call Monomoy Island home year-round, a New England Fall is a great time to beat the crowds and book a tour that gives you a chance for a closer look at these amazing animals in their natural habitat. Monomoy Island Excursions is a family-run business that offers visitors a chance to hop aboard a 43-foot catamaran and make their way along the coastline for encounters with marine life, birds and beautiful views of lighthouses that dot the shore. While most guests are excited to see seals, it’s important to keep your eyes open for whale sightings during the fall as it’s one of the last opportunities to view these giant mammals before they make their way to warmer waters.

Monomoy Island Excursions

702 Route 28

Harwich Port, Massachusetts 02646

(508) 430-7772

Day 3: Chatham Perk

A caffeine break may be necessary throughout the course of any getaway, but there’s something about a fall afternoon on Cape Cod that calls for a warm brew in a cozy atmosphere. When you’re craving a cup of Joe, make your way towards Chatham Perk for a local experience in what it means to indulge in the Cape Cod coffee scene. Coffee, bagels, sandwiches, and wraps grace the menu daily and this location are particularly noted for its warm and welcoming staff.

Chatham Perk

307 Orleans Road

North Chatham, Massachusetts 02650

(508) 945-5005

A Fantastic Getaway to Cape Cod in the Fall

When the evening fall chill rolls in, make sure you’re cozied up in a vacation home that delivers the comfort and luxury you deserve. The team at New England Vacation Rentals is here to help you book the perfect getaway property when you’re on Cape Cod. With properties that include fireplaces, vaulted ceilings, private pools, and spacious patios for gathering outdoors, we’ll help you find a place that fits your customized design. Contact us today to start planning!