Things To Do On Cape Cod
Activities for All Ages, Kids, Rainy Days, Handicap Accessible & Free Stuff, too!



  • SO MUCH TO DO ... SO LITTLE TIME ...

   Cape Cod has so many activities it's hard to know where to start! There is truly something for everyone. Check out the following lists for ideas by just clicking on the links. 

      

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   Wheelchair       
Handicap accessible - check for details (see below for 
                    National Park information about the "Golden Pass")
   child-girl        Activities suitable for children
   Umbrella 3         Rainy Day & Indoor Activities
Coupon
      Coupon Available (click on button)
Free      FREE Activity
   AF 5        
Arts Foundation Your Passport to great savings (1-508-362-0066)
   


AIRPLANE RIDES
The Barnstable Airport ~ 508-775-2020 or 508-945-2363 
               - offers rides/tours over the Cape
Cape Cod Airport ~ 508-428-8732 ~ Marston Mills
               - offers Bi-plane rides

AMUSEMENTS   child-girl  
Buds Go Karts ~ Harwich ~ 9 Sisson Road ~ 508-432-4964
Cartland of Cape Cod - Wareham - Off-Cape   Coupon 
Cartwheels Go Karts ~ South Dennis ~  508-394-6755
Cape Cod Baseball & Bumper Boats - Wheelchair  Harwichport ~ 508-430-1155
Miniature Golf Courses
Ryan Family Centers
 - Wheelchair  Umbrella 3  ~ Buzzards Bay, Hyannis,  South Yarmouth  & Oak Bluffs (MV)
~ Open 364 Days A Year

Trampoline Center ~ Harwichport ~ 296 Main Street Rte. 28 ~ 508-432-8717
Water Wizz Water Park - Wheelchair  Wareham ~ Off Cape ~ 508-295-3255 (in season), 401-364-2070 (off season) 

ANTIQUES
Antiques Browsing
Antique Shows

AQUARIUMS  child-girl  Umbrella 3
Woods Hole Science Aquarium  Wheelchair  Free  ~ 508-495-2001
Zooquarium - Wheelchair  674 Route 28, West Yarmouth ~ 508-775-8893       

ART & ART GALLERIES
Art & Art Galleries

BAND CONCERTS
Arts Foundation of CC ~
Chatham, Dennis, Eastham, Falmouth, Harwich, Hyannis, Mashpee, and Sandwich ~ Various Nights
Chatham ~  Wheelchair  Free    Kate Gould Park on Main Street ~ Fridays, 8 PM, Early July - Early September 
Sandwich  Free    Thursdays, 8 PM, Early July - August
           
BEACHES   child-girl
Cape Cod Beaches  Wheelchair  check for details
Cape Cod Boardwalks  Free

BOATING (see also "Water Activities" below)
Boat Rentals
Excursion & Party Boats
Boating & Yacht Clubs 

BOWLING   child-girl  Umbrella 3
Buzzards Bay Bowling
Hyannis Bowling
Orleans Bowling ~
(508)255-0636
Ryan Family Centers -  Wheelchair  Buzzards Bay, Hyannis, South Yarmouth & Oak Bluffs (MV)
South Yarmouth Bowling
     South Yarmouth                 

ENTERTAINTMENT  INFORMATION
Woods Hole Film Festival- Wheelchair  Woods Hole  -  July 31 - August 7, 2010
Cape Cinema ~ East Dennis
Cape Week Entertainment Guide
Concerts - General Info
Local Music Calendar

ENTERTAINTMENT VENUES   Umbrella 3
Academy of Performing Arts Playhouse - Wheelchair  AF 5  Orleans                
Cape Cod Melody Tent -Wheelchair  Hyannis
Cape Cod Opera AF 5  Cape-wide
Cape Cod Theater Project - AF 5  Falmouth
Cape Cod Symphony- AF 5  Yarmouth Port 
Cape Codder Resort - Hyannis ~ Dinner Theater Feb-Apr                 
Cape Playhouse - Wheelchair  Dennis
Cape Rep Theater - Wheelchair AF 5  East Brewster
Chatham Chorale AF 5  Chatham
Children's Theater -  child-girl  Orleans
College Light Opera - Wheelchair  Falmouth
Harwich Junior Theater - Wheelchair AF 5  Harwich                   
Monomoy Theatre - Wheelchair AF 5 Chatham
Payomet Performing Arts Center - AF 5   Truro
Gloriae Dei ArtsAF 5  Orleans                  
Theater Workshop of Nantucket - Nantucket
Truro Center For The Arts At Castle Hill
AF 5  Truro
Wellfleet Harbor Actors' Theater - Wheelchair AF 5 Wellfleet
Woods Hole Theater Company AF 5  Woods Hole 
  

FAIRS & FESTIVAL   child-girl Free
               Wheelchair
 
Most of these are outdoors and may be handicap accessible
       
MAY
     Brewster In Bloom - Brewster - April 29, 30 & May 1, 2011
    
Figawi Regatta Race - Hyannis Harbor - May 27-30, 2011

    Sandwich Artisans - Sandwich ~ May 28, 2011
               Sandwich Public Library, 142 Main St

JUNE
   
    Cape Cod Antiques Show   - Sandwich ~ June 5, 2011
               Heritage Museum, 67 Grove Street

    Strawberry Festival & Plant Sale - June 11, 2011  - Orleans 
               Meeting House Museum, River Road

    Sandwich Artisans- Sandwich ~ June 11,   2011
               Sandwich Public Library, 142 Main St

   
Falmouth Arts Alive '11 Festival - Falmouth - June 17, 18 & 19, 2011
               Falmouth Library Lawn, Main Street, Falmouth

JULY
     By The Bays Fine Art & Crafts Show - Brewster - July 1, 2, & 3, 2011
               Drummer Boy Park, Route 6A (Look for the Windmill)
    
Sandwich Artisans - Sandwich ~ July 2, 2011
               Sandwich Public Library, 142 Main St

     Falmouth Street Festival - Falmouth - July 13, 2011
               Main Street, Falmouth Village
     
Barnstable County Fair-  East Falmouth - July 16-23, 2011
               1220 Nathan Ellis Highway, E Falmouth 02536  ~
 508-563-3200
             Fax: 508-563-5790
    
     Sandwich Artisans -
Sandwich ~ July 23, 2011
               Sandwich Public Library, 142 Main St

      Woods Hole Film Festival  - Woods Hole  -  July 30 - August 6, 2011
     
By The Bay Fine Arts & Crafts Show - Brewster - July 29, 30 & 31, 2011
               Drummer Boy Park, Route 6A (Look for the Windmill)
AUGUST
      Cape Cod Antiques Show -  Orleans - August 3 & 4, 2011
                    Route 132, Hyannis
     
29th Annual Quilt Show - Harwich ~ August 5, 6 & 7, 2011
                    Cape Cod Technical High School, Route 124
     
37th Annual Professional Arts & Crafts Street Festival - Chatham - August 19, 20 & 21, 2011
               Chatham Community Center
               (Formerly Harwich Arts & Crafts Festival)

      Sandwich Artisans - Sandwich ~ August 27, 2011
                Sandwich Public Library, 142 Main St

SEPTEMBER
     
By The Bays Fine Art & Crafts Show - Brewster - September 2, 3 & 4, 2011
               Drummer Boy Park, Route 6A (Look for the Windmill)
      Cranberry Festival - Harwich ~ September 17 & 18, 2011
              
Brooks Park
        Eastham Windmill Weekend - Brewster - September 9, 10 & 11, 2011

       Bourne Scallop Fest - Buzzards Bay - September 23, 24 & 25, 2011
               Buzzards Bay Park, Main Street, Buzzards Bay at the railroad bridge 

      Cape Cod Glass Show & Sale
- Sandwich - September 17 & 18, 2011
               Sandwich Glass Museum, 129 Main Street, Sandwich 508-888-0251

OCTOBER
     
By The Bays Fine Art & Crafts Show - Brewster - October 7, 8 & 9, 2011
               Drummer Boy Park, Route 6A (Look for the Windmill)
       Yarmouth Seaside Festival - Yarmouth - October 8 & 9, 2011
               Laurence MacArthur Elementary School, 1175 Rte. 28, So. Yarmouth  

       Cape Cod Oyster Festival - Hyannis - October 15 & 16, 2011
               Hyannis Harbor

       Wellfleet Oysterfest -   Wellfleet  - October  15 & 16, 2011
               Main Street, check for shuttle parking in various places


NOVEMBER
     
By The Bays Fine Art & Crafts Show - Brewster - November 5 & 6, 2011
               Drummer Boy Park, Route 6A (Look for the Windmill)


FISH PIERS   child-girl
Bass River Beach Fishing Pier - Wheelchair   Free   Yarmouth
Chatham Pier -   Free Chatham 
Parker River PierWheelchair   Free Yarmouth, off Rte. 28
Schoolhouse Pond -  Wheelchair   Free  Brewster
Scusset Beach Fishing Pier
Wheelchair   Free  Sandwich
 

FISHING

The what, where and how of Cape Cod salt water fishing
Fishing Excursions


GOLF & DRIVING RANGES
Golf Courses On the Cape
                  
HORSEBACK RIDING   child-girl
Horseback Riding

 

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ICE SKATING   child-girl  Umbrella 3
Falmouth Ice Arena - Falmouth
The Charles Moore Arena  - Orleans
Tony Kent Arena - South Dennis

ISLAND TRANSPORTATION & INFO 
Getting to Martha's Vineyard
Hy-line Cruises -  Wheelchair 
Hyannis
Island Queen -  Wheelchair  Falmouth
Martha's Vineyard Chamber of Commerce
Getting To Nantucket
Nantucket Chamber of Commerce
Nantucket Island Ferry -  Wheelchair 
Harwichport, Freedom Cruise Lines
Steamship Authority - Wheelchair - Hyannis, Woods Hole

LIBRARIES   Wheelchair  child-girl  Umbrella 3  Free
Cape Cod Libraries
Sturgis Library
where they keep lineage records and maps of old cemetery locations
          
MINIATURE GOLF   child-girl
Miniature Golf Courses

MOVIE THEATERS   child-girl  Umbrella 3
Cape Cinema -
East Dennis
Falmouth Mall Cinema - Wheelchair   Falmouth
Harwich 6 -  Wheelchair   Harwich
Mashpee Cinema -  Wheelchair   Mashpee
Nickelodeon 5 Cinema -  Wheelchair   N. Falmouth
Regal Cape Cod Mall -  Wheelchair   Hyannis
South Dennis 12 -  Wheelchair   Dennis                 
Wellfleet Cinemas - Wheelchair 
Wellfleet ~ Drive-in & Theater

MUSEUMS & HISTORICAL SITES   Wheelchair  child-girl  Umbrella 3
Museums & Historical Buildings                 

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PARKS    child-girl
Cape Cod National Seashore Park - Eastham
Nickerson State Park - Brewster
Salt Pond Visitors' Center - Free  Eastham (in Cape Cod Nat'l Seashore Park)
Cape Cod Radio Stations

PHYSICALLY CHALLENGED RESOURCES  Wheelchair
Access For Disabled Americans
Div. of Parks & Rec - Accessible Trails  Wheelchair
Cape Cod Resources For The Physically Challenged
  Wheelchair
         
SHOPPING
Shopping Page

SIGHTSEEING TOURS & CRUISES
Cape Cod Central Railroad - child-girl  Hyannis
Cape Cod Canal Cruises child-girl  Onset
Cape Cod Scenic Tours  child-girl Pickup at Mid-Cape Locations
Hy-line Cruises - Hyannis
Lighthouses of the Cape  Free
Ocean Quest
 - child-girl 
Woods Hole
Pirate Adventures -  child-girl  Hyannis  
Sightseeing Tours & Cruises
              
 

SPORTS
Cape Cod Baseball League   child-girl
Cape Cod Women's Soccer League -  child-girl Free 
4 locations on the Cape - June - early August
Falmouth Marathon - Falmouth - October              
Falmouth Road Race -
Falmouth - August
Tennis - South Cape Resort- Mashpee                                       

                                  

 

TOURS  
Cape Cod Potato Chip Factory -   Wheelchair   child-girl   Umbrella 3   Free  Hyannis
Marine Biological Laboratory -  child-girl  Umbrella 3   Free Woods Hole 
Pairpoint Glassblowing child-girl  Umbrella 3  Free  Sagamore 
Sandwich Fish Hatchery ~  child-girl   Free  Sandwich ~ Route 6A ~ 508-888-0008   

WALKING, HIKING and BIKING   child-girl
Bike Rentals - Wheelchair  Listed By Town
Cape Cod Boardwalks  Free
Cape Cod Rail Trail  Wheelchair  Free
Cape Cod Trails Conference
Cape Cod Walking Trails  Wheelchair  Free
Cedar Tree Neck Wildlife Sanctuary - Free  
Martha's Vineyard
Crocker Neck Conservation Trail - Barnstable
Fulling Brook Reserve - Free  Martha's Vineyard
Great Island Trail - Wellfleet
Hiking & Biking Trails - Insiders' Guide
Sanford Farms, Ram Pasture and Woods Trail -
Nantucket
Trail at Tupancy Links - Nantucket
Waquoit Bay Reserve -  Free Falmouth

WATER ACTIVITIES (See also "Fishing" above)
Boat Rentals
Boating & Sailing Instruction
Diving & Snorkelling
Excursion & Party Boats
Kayaking
Parasailing
Sailboarding
Water Wizz Water Park - child-girl 
Wareham - Off Cape
Windsurfing                                                                                        

                                    

 

WHALE WATCH   child-girl
Whale watching
Cape Cod Whale Watch Wheelchair 
Provincetown
Whales -   Wheelchair  Hyannis 

WILDLIFE & ANIMALS   child-girl
Ashumet Holly Wildlife Sanctuary -
East Falmouth
Bassett Wild Animal Farm  - Brewster - 620 Tubman Road ~ 508-896-3224
Birdwatching
Cape Cod Boardwalks  Wheelchair 
some accessible Free
Cedar Tree Neck Wildlife Sanctuary - 
Martha's Vineyard              
Coskata-Coatue Wildlife Park -
Nantucket 
Green Briar Nature Center - Sandwich 
Mashpee National Wildlife Refuge - Mashpee
Monomoy Island Seal Excursions - Chatham
Ocean Quest Oceanography Cruises - Woods Hole
Salt Pond Visitors' Center  -  Eastham
Wellfleet Bay Wildlife Sanctuary  Wellfleet      

WINERIES     Umbrella 3  Check for hours and tastings
Cape Cod Winery -  Free 
Falmouth  - 508-457-5592
Chicama Vineyards -  Free   West Tisbury, Martha's Vineyard - 508-693-0309
Nantucket Vineyard -   Free  Nantucket - 508-325-5929 - By Appointment
Truro Vineyards of Cape Cod - Free  Truro

YMCA    
YMCA of Cape Cod -
West Barnstable   child-girl  Umbrella 3

OTHER 
Cape Cod Classic Car Club Cruise Nights -  Wheelchair  Free  
Several Locations
Jim Wolf, Master Storytellerchild-girl  Umbrella 3  Wellfleet ~ Evening stories ~ 
             Wellfleet Methodist Church ~ 508-247-9539

Plaster PalaceUmbrella 3  Sandwich ~ Rt. 130 ~ Heritage Park Plaza ~ 508-833-2262
  

Wheelchair  Did you know… 
...that a Golden Access Pass is FREE for individuals with medical or permanent disabilities. This pass will provide free entry into any
National Park Service, Bureau of Land Management, Corps of

Engineers, Fish and Wildlife Service, Forest Service, and Tennessee Valley Authority sites with admission fees. There are also special provisions for the people accompanying the pass holder. 

You must appear in person and have proper documentation, and it
may be obtained through any National Park Service location. You can usually do this on your first visit to an approved location.

See the National Park Service website for locations, documentation needed and other information.

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