September marks the end of your main summer here on Cape Cod. Most of the families with children on vacation have gone back home to embark on a new school year. And with the area being a little quieter, the sun still shining strong, and the leaves starting to change, it marks a fantastic time of year to visit. For those of you interested in an early autumn trip to the Cape, here’s our brief guide on how to best enjoy what’s become known as our second summer.
Book a Stay in Falmouth
Located in North Falmouth near a number of beloved beaches and outdoor spaces, Sea Crest Beach Hotel offers a perfect jumping-off point for fall travelers looking to enjoy the Cape in the fall. From dog-friendly guest rooms to quaint cottages, our accommodations offer a picturesque complement to the beachy, breezy world outside.
Take a Hike & Enjoy The Foliage
Once you’re set up at Sea Crest Beach Hotel, you can begin enjoying a second summer right around the property. We are set on a private stretch of beach on Buzzards Bay where you can enjoy quiet and sunshine. Surrounding, you can set out on hikes to enjoy the foliage in neighboring locations like Anna Gordon Moraine Trail, and the Shallow Pond Woodlands.
Go Apple Picking in Cape Cod
Apple picking in the fall is a New England tradition, and it’s something that you can add to your second-summer getaway to add some autumn flavor. Nearby in East Falmouth, you can go apple picking at the gorgeous property of Coonamessett Farm. And also not too far from the property, you can go for a nice afternoon of apple picking, cider tasting, and more at Crow Farm in Sandwich, Massachusetts.
Take A Boat Out
There will certainly be days during the second summer that are great for swimming. But with cooler waters and still sunny days, watersports are actually at their best during this time of year. To add some adventure out on the water to your fall getaway in Cape Cod, make a reservation at the water sports rental shack on the beach at Sea Crest Beach Hotel for either a jet ski outing, paddleboarding, single-person kayaking, or double-person kayaking.
Check Out One Of These Second Summer Events
The month of September will also feature a number of exciting local events that will serve as great outings for travelers in town. Some of the events we’re most looking forward to this year include: a performance by Amy Schumer at the Melody Tent in Hyannis on September 3rd, Cape Cod Canal Day, which takes place at Buzzard Bay Park on September 17th, and Cape Cod Brew Festival at the Cape Cod Fairground nearby in East Falmouth. The Brew Festival will feature over 300 styles of beer from over 100 breweries with live music too.