Fall into Orleans

Fall is the favorite season for most Cape Codders.

Rock Harbor with Clam Trees Sunset

Rock Harbor with Clam Trees at Sunset Photo by Kate Paradise

There are so many things that make fall an amazing times to visit–The cool, crisp autumn air, fewer crowds, autumn walks by the sea, and picturesque bike trails are just a few of the reasons that make autumn the ideal time to embrace Orleans.

If the views don’t draw you in, the live theater, concerts by  local musicians, special exhibits and other art events will. We’re positive you’ll find something that’s right up your alley. Check out some of the events and happenings this fall below:

Click here for an extensive list of all of our Fall Events. 

Fall is an affordable time to stay in Orleans. Check out lodging options in our lovely town.

Fall is a spectacular season to dine in Orleans. From briny oysters to smoky barbeque, Orleans is full of options for any dining enthusiast. Check out dining options in Orleans.

Sunrises and Sunsets are absolutely spectacular no matter what season you come to Orleans. See the sun rise at the world famous Nauset Beach, or relax with your loved one for a sunset at Skaket or Rock Harbor Beach. Learn how to catch the perfect sunset in Orleans and gather beach information here.

There are twelve conservation areas in Orleans for walking. Trails traverse lush wooded areas, expansive meadows, saltwater marshes and bogs. View wildlife and pristine beaches and ponds. Check out maps of the trails here.

The 22-mile Cape Cod Rail Trail passes through the center of Orleans. Biking bonus: Food & drink, rentals, equipment & trail info are pedals away. Check out biking routes and rental information here.

Theater is a preferred night time activity in Orleans! We are lucky to be home to the Academy of Performing Arts Playhouse which produces more than 12 shows a year including musicals, dramas, comedies and original works. Cape Rep Theater is another very talented group located nearby in Brewster which has three theaters, their Main Stage and Outdoor Theater, the only one on Cape Cod!