June is for Locals! 10 Things to Do Before July 4th

Those of us who call the Cape home year-round have a tiny little window to truly enjoy the seasonal advantages of the sandbar before it gets too crazy with visitors in the height of the season.  In no particular order, here are ten picks for locals who want to get a little r+r in before July 4th:

  • Did you know you can BYOB at Sesuit Harbor Café in Dennis? Grab a picnic table right on the beach and take down a lobster roll or some Barnstable Harbor littlenecks and oysters (cash only).
  • Way too many locals don’t know about Gina’s … don’t be one of them! Catch a perfect Cape sunset and dinner with friends at this fun spot.
  • Take a paddle through Harwich and Chatham with Adventure Chatham then fuel up with a burrito at The Corner Store, a beer (local, of course!) at the Nun, or a burger at the Ho(there’s probably a joke in there somewhere …)
  • Recruit your favorite designated driver and head to the ‘Comah for Sunday Funday!
  • New shops and restaurants are opening all the time on every town’s Main Street – check them out now and then take back roads for the rest of the summer.
  • Go camping! Find some solitude within the 1,900 acres of Nickerson State Park for a day, an overnight or a weekend.
  • The whales are going off this year! Most of us probably haven’t been out to see these majestic mammals since that fourth-grade field trip. Now’s the time to revisit this unique experience. Hyannis Whale Watcher Cruises and the Dolphin Fleet are reporting absolutely stellar sightings.
  • Wind your way to Wellfleet for cocktails and sushi at Mac’s Shack or get a group together for Sunbird or Karoo and the drive-in or mini golf.
  • Live down Cape?  Take an upper Cape adventure day. We love Woods Hole (check out Quick’s Hole Tavern and their taqueria too). There’s so much to do for kids too! Get a new perspective on the Shining Sea pathway and do some local shopping in Falmouth.
  • You’re definitely going to want to avoid the bridge for most of the summer, but when’s the last time you biked the canal path? Find your way through neighborhoods near the railroad bridge, and you’ll hit a beach or two you can roll up to for a couple hours of sun.

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