Cape Cod, Massachusetts

Road Tripping through Cape Cod, Massachusetts

Add Cape Cod to your Vermont road trip! While road tripping through Vermont and Upstate New York, we drove down to Cape Cod, Massachusetts, and stayed for a couple of nights. It was nice exploring during the off-season (we visited in the fall) with fewer people. Of course, it wasn’t as warm, but it was still amazing. Top on my list- visiting the Cape Cod National Seashore and Provincetown.

Girl with her dog at the Cape Cod National Seashore
“My life is like a stroll upon the beach, as near the ocean’s edge as I can go.“ —  Henry David Thoreau

Cape Cod National Seashore Marconi Beach

The Cape Cod National Seashore is a must-see. These 40 miles of protected rugged and pristine sandy beaches along the Atlantic Ocean with six swimming beaches and unique lighthouses offer so much to do. You can hang out at the beach, swim, kayak, bike/walk/run the trails, hike the sand dunes, explore historic areas, and more.

Marconi Beach is gorgeous. The salty air, sand in my toes, dunes, and ocean views made for an unforgettable day.

Wellfleet, Massachusetts

There are many quaint villages to choose from with Provincetown being the most popular. We decided to stay in Wellfleet because it was close to Marconi Beach and only minutes from Provincetown. We stayed at Endless Coast, A Boutique Hotel. Endless Coast is dog-friendly and offers a lovely lounge/picnic area in the back of the hotel to hang out. We liked the hotel, but there was a large group staying next to us that were very loud partying late- plus, if you’re on the lower level, it’s pretty noisy with people going up and down the stairs. We left early because this made it difficult to work and rest during our stay. The staff was accommodating to our request.

We ate at Wicked Oyster and Mac’s Shack. We really loved both and I especially enjoyed the “nester” from Wicked Oyster.

Wicked Oyster – The Nester

We visited Uncle Tim’s Bridge. Built in 1783 and listed on the State Historic Register, the bridge crossing Duck Creek connects Hamblen Island to Wellfleet. The island is beautiful, offering trails and beaches to explore. Timothy E. Daniels, known as Uncle Tim, had a retail shop across from the bridge in the 1800s and the bridge still bears his name.

Uncle Tim's Bridge in Wellfleet, Massachusetts
Uncle Tim's Bridge in Wellfleet, Massachusetts

Provincetown, Massachusetts

It was so fun to walk around Provincetown and see the houses, architecture, shops, and vibe.

row boats in Provincetown, Massachusetts

Race Point Beach Provincetown, Massachusetts

After walking around town, we headed out to Race Point Beach.

This is another incredible spot to explore and watch for dolphins!

Race Point Beach Provincetown, Massachusetts

We grabbed a pizza from Ptown House of Pizza and then headed to the beach. The pizza was fabulous!

If you’re planning a Vermont fall road trip, click HERE for our favorite stops.

And make sure to add a couple days to visit the Cape!

Life is short, keep searching for what stirs your soul. ❤️

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