fall on cape cod

sunset cape cod1…The weather – it’s our best kept secret!

Cape Cod weather in the fall is exceptionally mild, and the ocean remains warm thanks to peak summer sun.

Enjoy warm sunny days and cool crisp nights… “sweater weather”!

2…No crowds or traffic delays. The atmosphere is peaceful and calm.

3…Sunrises and Sunsets are exceptional in the fall.

4…Leaf peeping – Enjoy the stunning colors!

While Cape Cod is beautiful any time of year, if you prefer brightly colored forests and nature paths, autumn is the perfect time to enjoy the Cape’s colorful foliage.

5…It’s a perfect time for nature Walks and Hikes

Visit Green Briar Nature Center and Jam Kitchen in Sandwich (a hidden gem).

This unique, educational stop offers an eclectic mix of animals, rocks, wildflowers, galleries, hiking trails, and a jam kitchen.
October 14th is their cranberry day and bog tour!

The Knob

Beebe Woods

6…Apple picking

Coonamessett Farm in East Falmouth has a farm stand (and baked goods!) and, seasonally, offers pick-your-own apples.

In Sandwich, Crow Farm for apple and pumpkin picking.

7…Bike riding

With cooler weather, low humidity, and beautiful scenery, autumn is the perfect time for a refreshing bike ride.

The Shining Sea Bikeway is just a short ride from the inn and is the only bike path on Cape Cod that runs alongside the seashore. Nearly one-quarter of the bikeway passes through conserved natural areas, so you can get a close-up view of ponds, cedar swamps, salt marshes, cranberry bogs, and wooded uplands.

8…Wine Tasting

Fall is a great time for wine tasting on Cape Cod. Falmouth is home to the family-run Cape Cod Winery where you can taste fun wines like Rose Mermaid Water and Reel Red and in the fall, they produce wines using the abundance of cranberries grown in the area.


Golfers love giving advice, and many will tell you the Cape’s world-famous mix of traditional holes and modern elements are best enjoyed in fall when the greens once again have clear views of the magnificent landscape.

We’re lucky enough to have 3 great choices, all less than 10 miles from the inn!

Cape Cod Country Club – 18-hole championship golf course bordering Coonamessett Pond, its undulating fairways and subtly-sloped greens meander through woods and around open waters.

The Cape Club – Elevated tee boxes, wider fairways, beautifully contoured white sand bunkers, and a state-of-the-art driving range with GPS technology at this 18 hole course. “The Cape Club is one of the best public courses not only on the Cape, but also in New England.” – Golf Advisor

Falmouth Country Club – Falmouth Country Club is home to two different golf courses. A championship 18 hole, par 72 course – “The Osprey,” and the “Talon:” a 9 hole, par 37 course. Both feature wonderfully varied terrain, lush fairways, and immaculately kept greens.

10…Enjoy warm hospitality with a relaxing stay at the INN ON THE SOUND!