Ask Agnes Vol IV: Fall on Cape Cod
Cape Cod Chatelains: "Can you believe, Agnes, that Labor day is almost here and fall is just around the corner?"
Agnes: "Unbelievable. I love the summer on Cape Cod but fall is fantastic for a lot of different reasons."
CCC: "That certainly makes my next question easy...what do you love about fall Agnes?"
A: "First and foremost I love this time of year; days are warm, nights are cool and the weather is dry. Outside activities are a treat and I particularly love birding in the fall. Between South Beach in Chatham and the Wellfleet Bay Wildlife Sanctuary the outer Cape abounds with spectacular fall species. Many of the marshes in Dennis and Harwich (Like Crowes Pasture and Bell's Neck) are also excellent places to see migrants as they prepare for their journeys. I also enjoy listening to Mark Faherty's bird report on the local NPR station WCAI."
CCC: "Great thoughts thanks Agnes. What else do you love about fall?"
A: "Well, I love the hustle and bustle of the summer season but I also love being able to drive around again and take advantage of the summer amenities that are still open, and largely quiet. This is still a great time of year to enjoy a meal outside at one of the many fine establishments on the Cape...and without having to wait 45 minutes for a table! The Cape Dining Review has some excellent suggestions that are frequently updated. The weather is so wonderful that I really enjoy getting a chowder or a sandwich and sitting on an empty beach for lunch (and sometimes going for a quick dip as well since the water is still delightful). There are so many beautiful beaches and, while a busy summer beach on a hot day is great, I like the cool quiet beaches of the fall too. "
CCC: "Very poetic Agnes, you are a romantic aren't you?"
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CCC: "Anything else great about fall?"
A: "Well you can't think about fall on Cape Cod without at least mentioning that we live in New England, which has the market cornered on amazing fall activities. It is easy to forget how close Cape Cod is to the rest of the world and, as much as we love spending time here, it is great to have a change of scenery every now and again. Go apple picking, enjoy a hayride, view spectacular foliage, relish a drive off-Cape, see a witch in Salem, really the list is endless. In fact here are some great ideas for things to do throughout Massachusetts. "
Well thank you again Agnes, we are lucky to have your decades of experiences here on Cape Cod. As always, please contact us with any questions about your real estate needs, we are happy to help.