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Stuff to Do in Cape Cod on Veteran’s Day

You came to Cape Cod this Veteran’s Day for fall fun, a four-seasons climate with beautiful fall colors, and a wide and varied array of activities only available in Cape Cod. There are a variety of stuff to do on Cape Cod and places to see this Veteran’s Day.

First Encounter Beach

The Eastham beach is reportedly the site of the Pilgrims’ first encounter with the Nauset Native Americans upon arriving in the New World. The Pilgrims arrived in the spot after leaving Provincetown and before arriving in Plymouth. The mostly calm waters of the beach make it the perfect beach for families with young children. You can make use of the bathhouse and other facilities, but you won’t likely be doing much swimming or sunbathing. No matter what you do while you’re there, it’s a can’t-miss for your Cape Cod adventure. There is handicap parking, boardwalk access to the sand, and more. Daily parking fee is $15 on weekdays and $18 on weekends.

Sandwich Fish Hatchery

While there are hundreds of species of fish in the sea – the Atlantic Ocean off the coast of Cape Cod to be exact, the State of Massachusetts is giving its freshwater species a little push when it comes to its population. There are a total of five hatcheries across the state, including one in Cape Cod. Between the five, over 500,00 brook, brown, rainbow, and tiger trout are stocked into state waterways during spring and fall stocking seasons.

Make a visit to the hatchery to view the fish at their different stages of growth, and before they’re released into the waterways. Visits are self-guided, so take as much time as you wish to learn and explore. There is parking available onsite, and year-round hours are 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.


There are a variety of historic and other significant sights scattered across Cape Cod. Get in your rental car and plot your own course or book a sightseeing tour and let someone else do the driving. There are a variety of companies in the towns of Cape Cod that offer guided tours of the area, hitting all the hot spots. The knowledgeable guides will take you to all the places you want to go and fill you in on local history and events.

Select a specialty tour that includes food or wine tastings, sunset tours, or even night tours that offer a different perspective than any daytime tour can offer. Contact tour companies before setting your plans, as some may close for the season.

Uncle Tim’s Bridge & Hamblen Island

The combo is one of the best hikes and outdoor adventures in Cape Cod. Located in Wellfleet, it’s one of the most photographed places in the whole region. Established in 1783, its original name was “The New Bridge.” The bridge spans Duck Creek to connect Hamblen Island to the mainland and central village of Wellfleet. The “Uncle Tim” the bridge is named for is Timothy E. Daniels, a retail shop owner in the 1800s whose shop was right across from the bridge. Walk the bridge to the island and enjoy outdoor activities like beaches, walking trails, Wellfleet Harbor, and more. The bridge is on the State Historic Register.

Cape Cod National Seashore

Much of the seashore is accessed by the town of Wellfleet – in fact, over half of the designated land is there! The CCNS was created in August of 1961 by 35th President John F. Kennedy. The area includes ponds, woods, and beachfront along the Atlantic coastal pine barrens ecoregion. The CCNS is nearly 40 miles of seashore along the Atlantic-facing eastern shore of the Cape Cod region, and includes the towns of Provincetown, Truro, Wellfleet, Eastham, Orleans, and Chatham.

Truro Vineyards

Set aside some adults-only time this Veteran’s Day to enjoy some good wine! Wine tastings are offered by the glass daily. There is also a pavilion and walk-up bar. Grapes are grown on the five-acre vineyard and include Chardonnay, Cabernet Franc, and Merlot. Choose from a variety of reds and whites or try something from the “Lighthouse Wine Series” or “Limited Release Wines.”

The vineyard also offers a selection of spirits, including whiskey, gin, rum, and Amaro. The vineyards are open year-round, and hours vary throughout the year. Typical summer and fall hours are Monday-Saturday 11 a.m. – 5 p.m. and Sunday 12-5 p.m.

Honor Veterans This Veteran’s Day

When planning your Veteran’s Day Cape Cod vacation, make sure you choose a home base provided by Pretty Picky Properties. Choose two-bedroom units for you and your small family or group, all the way up to a ten-bedroom mansion to house all your loved ones for a Veteran’s Day respite.

Prepare a delicious home-cooked meal in the fully equipped kitchen. Lounge inside in beautiful living spaces or enjoy the view from the private balcony or patio or spend some time near the pool at select rentals.

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