For the first time I can remember in the six years I’ve lived on the Cape, we are actually experiencing a beautiful spring climate. Starting in late March, temperatures suddenly spiked into the 60’s and while we still suffer the occasional cool, rainy period, the majority of days now require just a light jacket, sunglasses, and occasionally I’ve broken out my favorite flip flops!
With the pleasant weather come several spring events well worth taking advantage of. The Dolphin Fleet has started its annual whale watching expeditions – a favorite amongst locals and tourists alike. We have already had guests take advantage of this activity and were able to see nearly a dozen whales on one trip!
Finally, did you know that April 24th is National Go Bird Watching Day? What better place to attempt to see dozens of species of birds than Cape Cod, home to the Wellfleet Bay Wildlife Sanctuary, one of Massachusetts Audubon’s largest and most beautiful sanctuaries. Also, just down the street from the Captains House Inn is Monomoy Wildlife Refuge which provides important resting, nesting and feeding habitat for migratory birds, including the Federally protected piping plover and roseate tern.
Not only are spring activities becoming more doable now that the weather has improved, but some of our favorite restaurants are opening for the season including the Cape Sea Grille, now opened, and Pisces of Chatham, opening April 29th. Don’t miss out on the first spring the Cape has had in years and book your reservation at the Captains House Inn (winter rates are still in effect!) today.