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Old 06-10-2019, 08:12 AM
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Default booked 4 days in Chatham Mass. What to do?

Other than the usual province town for the sights and one of the islands for the day what else to do, Any have to eat here places? What would be cool to do with the kids 13-9 and 2 years old. My boys want o do Marthas for Edgartown, We are huge Jaws Fans and they want to swim at the bridge.Any suggestions
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Blue Claw or Outermost for a boat/seal tour, check out the Monomoy Wildlife Sanctuary ( at low tide ), fish n chips at the Squire, Oyster Pond safe swimming spot.
Red Nun for burgers and walk over to watch the A's play.
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Check out the White Shark museum if your family likes Jaws. Go watch the commercial boats offload at the fish pier observation deck.
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Not a huge fan of the squire especially during the season. Try Mom and Pops burgers- limited menu but good burgers.
Head over to CBI for drinks if you want to drop some $$$ or Wequassett.
The Candy Manor in the center for home made sweets..
Take the ferry over to Nantucket rent a jeep and go hit the dunes. And DO lower the pressure in the tires- I almost got an F-250 stuck-
The beaches are ok, they have taken a hit from all the shifting sands
Del Mar for dinner or if you can get in the Blue Fin sushi and Sake
Marion's Pies- a local staple for take out pies
the Bakery for home made doughnuts
Seal watch
Take in a baseball game at night- cheap tickets

Go fishing
Drive down to beach comber in wellfleet- Great view and beach- the food is Ok but the drinks are good.
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Can't help as much with Chatham as the real locals can.....But if you want to see the memorable Jaws spots on MV there are several right in Edgartown ranging from the dock where they wanted to cut open the tiger shark to the Chappy Ferry..... the Bridge is half way between Edgartown and Oaks Bluff. Then Menemsha is where Quint's shack was. It is long gone but you can still get the sense of the camera shot. The remains of the Orca were washed up for decades on the way into Menemsha bay. But they are pretty well dissolved at this point if visible at all. Then of course Gay Head light (You see that? Those proportions are correct.... I want them caught and hung up by their Buster Browns). Unfortunately this spans one end of the island to the other.... but it is a pretty nice tour.

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For around Chatham, Nauset Beach is great if you want to spend a few hours on the beach. Monomoy seal cruise is pretty cool.

If you want to do walking/shopping/art galleries, many will send you to Hyannis. I find Main Street in Hyannis to be insufferable. The shops/strip in West Falmouth is a much more pleasant day of walking and restaurants, imho. A day at the west Falmouth shops, followed up by dinner and ice cream in Woods Hole is a day well spent.

If you do wind up going to MV, the Flying Horses carousel is one of the oldest on earth, and theres a fun element where you try to grab steel rings as it goes around. Gold ring gets a free ride - 13,9 and 2 will love it.
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bones1918 meant "Falmouth" (proper) not West Falmouth.... While I love and live (summers) in West Falmouth, you can't really say it has much in the way of shopping.....

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When?

Among other things

Whaling Church in Edgartown
Whaling museum on ACK
Whale watching
Whaling museum in New Bedford.
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YES whoops. Main Street Falmouth shopping. haha. West Falmouth is for beach by boat
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The CG station has a small museum in the lobby. The last operational 44' lifeboat is on display in the front yard (Humble brag, I ran that). The old 36' Lifeboat a from the Pendleton Rescue (The Finest Hours) is not far away in Rock Harbor.
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Originally Posted by mcz View Post
Check out the White Shark museum if your family likes Jaws.
Visit Our Shark Center ? Atlantic White Shark Conservancy

Others have mentioned some good spots/ideas. Definitely take in a Cape Cod Baseball League game, or at least a few innings.


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with kids... the Whydah Museum in Yarmouth, Dolphin fleet whale watch outta p town is always good. you have a boat , kayak? like to fish ? ryder cove all the way down to monomy area is good for kayaking and seals... go “do low tide” on the bayside, the national Audubon center in wellfleet is a great place to walk and explore...
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Monomoy Island excursions if it’s a nice day.
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All great suggestions - I would add Chatham Airport and a sight seeing flight if you have the budget / time and have clear weather. The breakfast at the airport (Hangar B) is hard to beat & worth the wait. Pricey but good. You can get take out on the lower level and sit upstairs overlooking the airport in the dining area (inside or out). There's a play area for the 2 year old outside.
If you want local fishing gear, reports, kayak, SUP or other outdoors stuff, check out North Chatham Outfitters. Be warned - you won't walk out without buying something. It is STOCKED.
There are also good/safe swimming opp's on the Nantucket Sound side (Hardings, Ridgevale, etc.). Water is shallow warmer in there too. 2 year old won't get pounded by shore break, and all the sharks are on the other side of Monomoy (for the most part)
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Orca watching??
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All great suggestions - I would add Chatham Airport and a sight seeing flight if you have the budget / time and have clear weather. The breakfast at the airport (Hangar B) is hard to beat & worth the wait. Pricey but good. You can get take out on the lower level and sit upstairs overlooking the airport in the dining area (inside or out). There's a play area for the 2 year old outside.
If you want local fishing gear, reports, kayak, SUP or other outdoors stuff, check out North Chatham Outfitters. Be warned - you won't walk out without buying something. It is STOCKED.
There are also good/safe swimming opp's on the Nantucket Sound side (Hardings, Ridgevale, etc.). Water is shallow warmer in there too. 2 year old won't get pounded by shore break, and all the sharks are on the other side of Monomoy (for the most part)
Love North Chatham Outfitters. Check out the pings at Hardings Beach. Not Fun. There is a shit load of bait and fish at the entrance to stage. Must be bringing them around.
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Tunee - To be clear, you are seeing white shark pings on hardings and ridgevale? I would imagine that they could get into the the channel at stage and there is a ton of bait over there - saw lots of pogies over that way this weekend too. Where are you getting the pings? I don't see any on Sharktivity.
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Seal tour !
Theres certainly no shortage of them !!!!
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Tunee - To be clear, you are seeing white shark pings on hardings and ridgevale? I would imagine that they could get into the the channel at stage and there is a ton of bait over there - saw lots of pogies over that way this weekend too. Where are you getting the pings? I don't see any on Sharktivity.
several pings at hardings. Last summer my buddy sitting on the beach at hardings had to tell to a swimmer to get out of the water. Big ass gw swimming right behind. Also had pings on the new reef in front of saquatucket.
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Do NOT eat at the Squire, sub par food at best. If you like sushi, go to Bluefins. Expensive but worth it. I also second Mom and Pops for burgers.
Go to the Goose Hummock in Orleans and rent kayaks/SUPs and do the Nauset Marsh tour. Go to Rock Harbor in Orleans for sunset. If possible, time it to coincide with low tide and the kids will have a blast exploring the Brewster Flats

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