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Where to go when taking a bike tour of Cape Cod

10 Oct 2013 11:07 AM
Where to go when taking a bike tour of Cape Cod

It is officially autumn in New England. As the colors of leaves begin to turn from dark green to bright red and the mercury dips exceedingly lower on the thermometer, those interested in taking in the seasonal sights flock to this region to witness the fleeting beauty firsthand - and have some fun while doing so.

One of the best ways to experience the fall foliage is during a leisurely bicycle ride. And, one of the best places to do so in the Northeast is among the affluent communities that make up Cape Cod. Every year at this time area residents, visiting tourists, wealthy celebrities and local luxury real estate owners can be seen pedaling their ways through the cape's forests and along the miles of picturesque coastline. If you're planning a two-wheeled excursion in the area, be sure to visit the following establishments:

Feast on seafood, explore nature in Chatham
Because this town is nestled on the coast of the Atlantic Ocean on what is referred to as Cape Cod's "elbow," its restaurants are often treated to the freshest seafood in the area, according to Forbes. Whether you're looking for an exquisite, four-star meal, or a quick bowl of chowder - this is the place to be. After you fuel up, you may want to head over to the Monomoy National Wildlife Refuge, where you could catch a glimpse of different birds, small mammals and aquatic life.

Visit the high-end art galleries in Wellfleet
?Situated between the "elbow" and "tip" of Cape Cod, this beautiful town boasts old world style and modern accomodations. A tour of its offerings would find a number of gourmet eateries, as well as multiple fine art galleries. This time of year, some businesses are open fewer hours, as there are less tourists around. However, most are open on the weekend and many can be viewed privately by appointment. Not-to-miss stops include: Blue Heron Gallery, Farm, Gallery 5, Front Porch Gallery and Cottontail Art Gallery. 

Take a quick trip through Provincetown
This town, located on the tip of Cape Cod, has long been known for its relaxed demeanor and colorful residents. However, it also makes for an enriching pit stop along a scenic bike ride. The exclusive West End offers breathtaking views of Cape Cod Bay, while its eclectic shops and eateries provide endless opportunities for entertainment and lasting memories.