windmill at sunset

Orleans, Cape Cod – beaches, biking, and so much more


After breakfast, head for Nauset Beach, one of Cape Cod’s main attractions only 1.6 miles from the Inn – miles and

miles of pristine sand bordering the sparkling waters of the Atlantic Ocean.

Bicycle along the many trails that criss-cross the Cape, through forests, over sand dunes or by glacial ponds.

Explore the many art galleries, craft and antique stores in Orleans, along Route 6A, Old King’s Highway or in neighboring towns

The Inn is conveniently located to many of area attractions and we have linked some of the attractions and informational sites.

Up and coming events

The Academy Playhouse, Orleans.   July 23 – August 23

LesMis_Web11x17-662x1024Les Misérables a French historical novel by Victor Hugo, first published in 1862, and considered one of the greatest novels of the 19th century. Beginning in 1815 and culminating in the 1832 June Rebellion in Paris, the play follows the lives and interactions of several characters, focusing on the struggles of ex-convict Jean Valjean.




Battle Of Rock Harbor – 200 Year Anniversary Re-enactment August 15, 16, 17

1812-cemetery-marker During the War of 1812 Orleans fell victim to British Naval harrasment. In December 1814, shortly before the end of the war, the Orleans Militia repelled an attack at Rock Harbor, killing one British marine and protecting their Cape Cod Bay shoreline.

A wonderful weekend full of events and re-enactments organized by the Orleans Historical Society.



The Cape Symphony, with Jung-Ho Pak, Artistic Director and Conductor, Saturday, August 23, 2014, Eldredge Field in Orleans

1690-original-PITP_logo_CC5This summertime event will be celebrating its 25th year and features special guest performers, guest conductor and an official commemorative painting by a Cape Cod artist.



Nauset Beach Concert Series

nauset chamberSummer season of evening concerts at the gazebo on Nauset Beach, July 7 – August 25.

Everything from acoustic, to rock, to reggae.

Events schedule 

1441-original-TD-Bank-with-taglineA series of summer concerts at the gazebo Nauset Beach, July 10 – July 31

Events schedule

Cape Cod Parks & Beaches

Nauset Beach Camera
The Cape Cod National Seashore
Nickerson State Park

Physical Activities & Sports

Cape Cod Rail Trail – Biking
Cape Cod Bike Guide
Golf Courses
Wellfleet Bay Wildlife Sanctuary
Bird Sightings
Walking Trails
Kayaking – Rentals, Lessons, Tours etc
Charter fishing out of Rock Harbor in Orleans
Fresh water swimming in the many lakes and ponds
Tennis Courts (just a mile away)

Tours and Sightseeing

Whale watching out of Provincetown
Cape Cod Baseball
Blue Claw Boat Tours – Seal tours from Orleans to Chatham

Theaters & Playhouses

Cape Cod Theaters
Theatre at The Academy Playhouse
Local Movie Theatres

Museums & Gardens  Cape Cod Museum of Natural History

Heritage Museums and Gardens
Expedition Whydah Sea Lab & Learning Center
Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution

Travel & Transportation

Cape Cod, Martha’s Vineyard & Nantucket Travel Guide (Land, Sea, Air and Bike)
Cape Cod Regional Transit Authority
Freedom Cruise Line – Harwich Port Ferry to Nantucket and Seal and Seabird Cruises
Hy-Line Cruises – Hyannis Ferry to Nantucket and Martha’s Vineyard
Steamship Authority – Woods Hole & Hyannis Ferry to Martha’s Vineyard and Nantucket
Island Queen – Falmouth to Martha’s Vineyard
Boston Harbor Cruises – Boston ferry to Provincetown
Cape Air – flights from Hyannis to Nantucket
Bus Service – Plymouth and Brockton
Thrifty Car Rental, Orleans
Cape Cod Travel Web Cams


Orleans Chamber of Commerce

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