Labor Day on Cape Cod

The last major holiday of the summer is upon us: Labor Day. The weather is typically partly sunny and comfortable in the mid-seventies around this time of year, and with some schools starting back up already resulting in partially thinned crowds, it’s one of the best holidays to spend on the Cape.

Beach Days Galore

Cape Cod is notorious for the beaches and splendid sunsets. You really can’t go wrong with any of the beaches on the Cape, but we might recommend some of them a little more! Check out Chappaquoit or Old Silver Beach to get the best views of the sunset. Woods Hole offers great waterfront dining and some great beach sunset views as well! You can get a full recommendation list here.

Bike & Get Ice Cream

Wander off the bike path and into the town of Falmouth for some cozy and special shops, or head into the plethora of goodness that Main Street offers when it comes to ice cream. Ben and Bill’s Chocolate Emporium offers an army of ice cream flavors– including unique flavors like lobster, rum gelato, and other rotating flavors. Try out their ice cream taco! My personal favorite is their mud pie ice cream in a waffle cone. YUM!

Ghelfi’s isn’t much further down the street, with an assortment of candies and bite-sized sweets, and ice cream too! The cookie dough is killer.

Further down Main Street towards Marine Park is Dairy Queen, with blizzards, milkshakes, chocolate or cherry dipped cones… you can never go wrong with a mint Oreo blizzard or a chocolate and vanilla swirl dipped in chocolate.

Best yet- Marine Park is just a leisurely bike ride away from Falmouth Heights or Main Street if you’re looking to go to the craft fair.

If you’re looking for ice cream on different parts of the bike path, Woods Hole Market and Candy Go Nuts in Woods Hole offer ice cream and sweets. The West Falmouth Market and Eulinda’s are right off the bike path in West Falmouth, too! Absolutely great options.

Go to the Rotary Craft Fair

Wander off the Shining Sea Bikeway and into the town of Falmouth for some cozy and special shops, or head a bit further down Main Street for the Rotary Craft Fair! Located in Marine Park next to the Flying Bridge. On both Saturday and Sunday from 8 am – 4 pm, donate $3 entry (or $5 for two people) at the gate and then explore to your heart’s content! Parking is available on site, plus some additional at the Christmas Tree parking lot with a shuttle to Marine Park and back each day from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM. Entertainment and food and drinks are available as well!

Featuring 70 vendors from across New England and beyond, there is something for everyone!  Art, collectibles, one-of-a-kind gifts, jewelry, vintage items, home decor, books, apparel, and so much more can be found among the treasures offered by a wide variety of crafters and vendors.

Wander around Main Street for some shopping R&R

Take that stroll down Main Street and see the quaint shops we have. There’s a little bit of everything for everyone, from food and drink, other commodities, apparel (both novelty and not!), and many more shops in between. Pop into Eight Cousins to grab some books for the beach (or bedtime after a very exhausting day if you have little ones!), head to LeRoux for some cute kitchen essentials, or try out Timber Axe Bowl & Bar!

Check out the Falmouth Visitor Events tab!