7 Reasons Why Fall is the Best Time to be on Cape Cod

Labor Day weekend brought with it cooler nights and empty roads. It must be fall! While you might already be mourning the end of beach days and dreading the long winter nights, we believe there’s no better time on Cape Cod than the fall. There are way too many reasons to list, but we’ve chosen our top 10. 

Goodbye Tourists! 

They may keep us in business, but this time of year we’re all too happy to wave them good bye and have the place to ourselves. Less traffic means you can visit other parts of the Cape again, go to restaurants you’ve been avoiding and GASP, go over the bridges on the weekends. 

End of Season Sales 

From blowouts at t-shirt shops to ice cream liquidations, some of your favorite places offer slashed prices before they close their doors for the season. 

Beaches are Free

The water is still warm for a few more weeks, your dogs can go along with you, and you no longer need a beach sticker. 

Fall Festivals

From Scallops to Cranberries to Oysters, Cape Codders are celebrating everything Cape Cod each autumn. Check our Events Page to stay up to date with what’s happening each weekend. 

Pumpkin Picking 

Instagram worthy pumpkin patches are plentiful during the fall. Some of our favorites are Cobwebb Farm in West Barnstable and Coonamessett Farm in East Falmouth, Bourne Farm in West Falmouth even holds an annual Pumpkin Day festival in October. 

Fall Foliage 

When the weather gets cooler, the trees on Cape Cod come alive. This year is set to be one of the best on record for New England


(Photo courtesy Tom Richardson/New England Boating)

Great Fishing

You’re surrounded by water on every side and the fish have returned. If you don’t have a boat or a friend with a boat, there’s less competition for a spot on one of the many charter fishing boats available on Cape. 

By Rebecca Romo, Lifestyle Reporter CapeCod.com 


About Rebecca Romo

Rebecca Romo hosts Feel Good Mornings weekday mornings from 6-10 am on 99.9 The Q. Originally from New Orleans, she moved to Cape to be with her husband a second generation Cape Codder.

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