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


   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. 



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 Available (click on button)
Free      FREE Activity
   AF 5        
Arts Foundation Your Passport to great savings (1-508-362-0066)

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 Browsing
Antique Shows

AQUARIUMS  child-girl  Umbrella 3
Woods Hole Science Aquarium  Wheelchair  Free  ~ 508-495-2001

Art & Art Galleries

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

Woods Hole Film Festival- Wheelchair  Woods Hole  -  July 
Cape Cinema ~ East Dennis
Cape Week Entertainment Guide
Concerts - General Info
Local Music Calendar

Academy of Performing Arts Playhouse - Wheelchair  AF 5  Orleans                
Cape Cod Melody Tent -Wheelchair  Hyannis
Cape Cod Theater Project - AF 5  Falmouth
Cape Cod Symphony- AF 5  Yarmouth Port 
Cape Codder Resort - Hyannis                 
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
Most of these are outdoors and may be handicap accessible
     Brewster In Bloom - Brewster 
Figawi Regatta Race - Hyannis Harbor 

    Sandwich Artisans - Sandwich  
               Sandwich Public Library, 142 Main St

    Cape Cod Antiques Show   - Sandwich 
               Heritage Museum, 67 Grove Street

Sandwich Artisans- Sandwich 
               Sandwich Public Library, 142 Main St
Falmouth Arts Alive '11 Festival - Falmouth
               Falmouth Library Lawn, Main Street, Falmouth

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

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

      Woods Hole Film Festival  - Woods Hole 
By The Bay Fine Arts & Crafts Show - Brewster 
               Drummer Boy Park, Route 6A (Look for the Windmill)
      Cape Cod Antiques Show -  Orleans 
                    Route 132, Hyannis
Quilt Show - Harwich 
                    Cape Cod Technical High School, Route 124
Sandwich Artisans - Sandwich 
                Sandwich Public Library, 142 Main St

By The Bays Fine Art & Crafts Show - Brewster
               Drummer Boy Park, Route 6A (Look for the Windmill)
      Cranberry Festival - Harwich 
Brooks Park
        Eastham Windmill Weekend - Brewster 

      Scallop Fest - East Falmouth
               Cape Cod Fairgrounds, 1220 Nathan Ellis Highway, East Falmouth

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

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

       Wellfleet Oysterfest -   Wellfleet 
               Main Street, check for shuttle parking in various places

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

FISH PIERS   child-girl
Accessible Fishing Spots -  
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


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

Golf Courses On the Cape
Horseback Riding





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

Getting to Martha's Vineyard
Hy-line Cruises -  Wheelchair 
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                 




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

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

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

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                                       



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 -
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
Water Wizz Water Park - child-girl 
Wareham - Off Cape



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

WILDLIFE & ANIMALS   child-girl
Ashumet Holly Wildlife Sanctuary -
East Falmouth
Bassett Wild Animal Farm  - Brewster - 620 Tubman Road ~ 508-896-3224
Cape Cod Boardwalks  Wheelchair 
some accessible Free
Cedar Tree Neck Wildlife Sanctuary - 
Martha's Vineyard              
Coskata-Coatue Wildlife Park -
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 of Cape Cod -
West Barnstable   child-girl  Umbrella 3

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 all locations, documentation needed and other information.




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