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.   October 10 – November 9

APA_AddamsFamily_Web-791x1024The Addams Family wonderful characters including Gomez, Morticia, Uncle Fester, Lurch, Grandmama and Pugsley.





Cape Cod Restaurant Week  Monday, October 13 through Sunday, October 19!  During  Restaurant Week, the best restaurants from Falmouth to Provincetown will offer three- and four-course exhibition menus for $25, $30 or $35.  Orleans restaurants participating include;

  • Academy Ocean Grille
  • Captain Linnell House
  • Joe’s Beach Road Bar and Grill
  • Nauset Beach Club Restaurant
  • Orleans Public House


wellfleet oyster festival 2014The fourteenth annual Wellfleet OysterFest will take place October 18 & 19, 2014. This two-day family festival celebrates the town’s famous oysters, clams and shellfishing traditions.

In 2013 an estimated 25000 people attended the two day event – not to be missed!


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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