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      Autumn on Cape Cod: Things to Do!

      I know for sure that the Summer 2009 season on Cape Cod has now officially ended.  You may think it ends on Labor Day, but you would be wrong in that assumption.   Not until The Ice Cream Smuggler in Dennis Village closes for the season is Summer REALLY over for those of us who live here.  That happened last night, as "Smuggs" as we call it, served its last pint of ice cream and closed its doors, not to re-open until April 2009. 

      But does that mean that the Cape itself rolls up the carpet?  Not at all!!! Autumn on Cape Cod is one of the most glorious seasons here!  What is there to do once the temperature dips below 70 degrees?  Plenty!

      1.  VISIT YOUR FAVORITE BEACH now that the crowds are gone, you can get a parking space and you have the place pretty much to yourself.  Beaches off season are a whole new experience!

      2.  All those ANTIQUE STORES you didn't have time to stop at all summer await you!  Route 6A offers hundreds of antique shops with treasures beyond measure!

      3. Check out our fine cache of MUSEUMS, most notably the Cape Cod Museum of Art in Dennis which the New York Times has called a "jewel" among our country's small museums.  Not to be missed!

      4.  This is the time of year to visit all those RESTAURANTS that were too crowded in July and August!  The Brewster Fish House, Buca's in Harwich, Gina's by the Sea in Dennis - all well worth the trip and you might actually be able to get in with less than an hour wait!

      Autumn on Cape Cod is fabulous!  Come and visit and discover your own reasons to enjoy October on the Cape!

      Elaine

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