Favorite Spring Stops in Chatham

Favorite Spring Stops in Chatham

No matter the time of year, there’s always something to do in Cape Cod, but that’s especially true during the springtime. In fact, some argue spring might just be their favorite time of year to be in Chatham.

Monomoy National Wildlife Refuge

You simply cannot miss a trip to the Monomoy National Wildlife Refuge. It’s a good spot to explore natural dunes, marshes, and freshwater ponds. The refuge is a great place to see migratory birds and sometimes marine life too, including seals and horseshoe crabs. The location also serves as home to the Monomoy Light and keeper’s house. The refuge is open year-round.

Chatham Lighthouse Beach

Chatham Lighthouse Beach is another scenic place to make a stop in Chatham. As the largest beach in town, it’s a good place to go for a stroll. Watch for some passing fishing boats and seals along the way. You can’t take a tour of Chatham Light this time of year, but you can get some great pictures, especially during sunrise. During springtime there will be fewer visitors, so you likely won’t have to fight the crowds and parking passes aren’t yet required.

Chatham Fish Pier

Another great stop in Chatham is the Chatham Fish Pier. This is the place to watch the fishing boats roll in with their fresh catch of the day. People aren’t the only ones who flock to the fish pier, though, as you’ll probably seal a few seals gathering in hopes of grabbing their own tasty treats straight from the water. If you don’t see any perched on the dock, try looking for seals soaking up the sun from the nearby beach.

Oyster farm tour

If you’re in Chatham in late spring, you may be able to schedule a tour of an oyster farm. The Chatham Shellfish Company begins its private tours starting in May. You’ll see how local oysters are cultivated and harvested. Those same oysters are then served fresh at a raw bar right on the Oyster River.

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