21 Images That Will Have You Booking A Fall Trip To Cape Cod

Summer is the most popular time of the year for travelers to enjoy the sun, surf and food of Cape Cod, but I prefer the Fall. I no longer have to fight traffic, wait in long lines at restaurants or struggle to finding a spot for my chair on the beach. If you want to enjoy the cute shops, great food and walks on the beach, the fall season is for you too. I traveled to Chatham, Cape Cod, which still has the majority of their shops and restaurant opens during this time. My favorite beaches transform into a private oasis with an occasional dog walker going by. The weather can vary, but if planned well you can still enjoy a day in the 60’s, which is perfect to me.

Chatham is located at the “elbow” of the Cape Cod. If looking at any map you can see that the land actually depicts an arm and the “elbow” is exactly where Chatham falls. It was settled by the English in 1664 and became a community of fishing, whaling and shipping. Since the town is at such a critical point of navigation by sea the Chatham Lighthouse was established in 1808 by President Thomas Jefferson. You can also visit the Chatham Light and enjoy the beach that has endured many storms in its day. The historical feel of the town still exists in the architecture today.  It is this historic charm that keeps me visiting several times a year and makes me appreciate its beauty all year round.

(Chatham Cape Cod Facts)

Chatham Cape Cod Travel
Chatham Cape Cod Travel
Chatham Cape Cod Travel
Chatham Cape Cod Travel
Chatham Cape Cod Travel


A Blizzard at the Beach: Photo Story

On February 8-9, 2013 the Northeast was hit with the fifth largest storm on record, named Nemo.  Many towns saw record snowfall from two to three feet.  During the storm I happened to be in Chatham, MA on Cape Cod.  This area witnessed high winds and 10+ inches of snow.  The day after the storm it was a winter wonderland and it was great to see the sun again.  Luckily I had my camera gear and headed to the beach to document life after Nemo.  It was a strange feeling to be walking on sand in full winter ski gear, but the contrast of summer and winter was fun to photograph.  Here are some of my favoriate images.


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