If you want to relax and rejuvenate, the “Natural Cape” will revive you with its beautiful white sandy beaches and miles of walking and biking trails. However, when you’re ready for a more adventurous day, the sky’s the limit on the Natural Cape, literally! There’s nothing like parasailing, surfing, paddle boarding or kayaking on a summer afternoon on Cape Cod. Upon your return to the Inn, you’ll find freshly baked treats and beverages to help you unwind before your next outing.
Hiking & Walking
Historical Society of Old Yarmouth
Just a short walk from the Inn is a 100-acre woods owned by the Historical Society of Yarmouth. Walking trails wind by our historic post office, cobblers shop and into well-marked trails. What a joy to have this area so near-by. Also owned by the Society are several historical buildings of note including: The Captain Bangs Hallet House Museum and The Kelley Chapel (available for weddings),
Mass Audubon Long Pond Wildlife Sanctuary
Mass Audubon’s Long Pond Wildlife Sanctuary is accessible a few miles down the road from the Inn. There you will find 2.5 miles of walking trails that take you one moment to the beach and the next through farm land. Lectures and course are available year-round.
Cape Cod National Seashore
A part of the US National Park Service, The Cape Cod National Seashore boasts a 40 mile stretch of sandy breathtaking beaches and dunes. Some of the best beaches for swimming as well as hiking trails draw vacationers back year after year.
Kayaking & Paddle Boarding
There are many places to kayak and paddleboard throughout the Cape. Below are two of our favorite nearby options.
Cape Cod Waterways and Boat Rentals: Swan River access. A bit calmer than Bass River. Canoe and Paddleboats also available.
Bass River Kayaks, Cruises and Paddleboards: Bass River access. Even offers a leisurely pontoon boat cruise up and down the Bass River at sunset.
Watching a whale crest is one of the most exhilarating experiences! You can book your experience with Hyannis Whale Watcher Cruises right through our website by booking your room now. You’ll drive to a nearby dock and its all aboard to head out for the day to find these giant majestic mammals. You may even see many other land and sea wild life as you go. Don’t worry, we’ll pack up your breakfast for you and you can take it to go!
Cape Cod Rail Trail
Once of the most scenic ways to explore Cape Cod is by biking all or part of the Cape Cod Rail Trail. This paved bike path is 22 miles long stretching from Yarmouth to Wellfleet and through 6 towns along the way. For even more biking adventures, the Cape Cod Canal and the National Seashore also have scenic biking paths.
With so many gorgeous beaches just a short car ride from the Inn, how do you choose? Here are a few of our personal favorites. Beach maps are available.
Bay Side (North Side)
Grays Beach: Best Sunrise. Walk the 800-foot board walk into the sunset.
Mayflower Beach: Sandy, amazing beach. Swimming.
Corporation Beach: Great beach for tidewater exploring and walking in the surf along the shoreline. Great beach side food.
Sound Side (South Side)
Bass River Beach: Great beach for shell seeking, swimming and shoreline surf walking.
West Dennis Beach: Swimming and walking. Can be quite windy on certain days.
Race Point, Provincetown: Walking, Swimming. Make a stop here as a part of your day in Provincetown.