The lovely seaside community of Chatham, Massachusetts, located right at the elbow of Cape Cod, is home to a variety of fun activities, from the fresh outdoors to the cultural and historical. Prized as a classic New England vacation spot, Chatham offers picturesque harbors and striking scenery, a mile of unique shopping in the town center, and some of the most beautiful beaches on the Cape, such as Chatham Lighthouse Beach.
Summer is abundant with activities in Chatham. Visitors take pleasure in walking and biking the parks and nature trails, golfing, strolling downtown, exploring scenic landmarks, and attending concerts and Chatham A’s baseball games. Miles of immaculate white sand offer beach-goers the opportunity to swim, surf, cast, sport fish, and sail the coves and open sea on either their own boat or by chartering one through a local tour company.
The Chatham Fish Pier provides a great perch for overlooking the fishing boats as they come in with their daily catch, as well as a place to watch the ever popular gray seals swimming and sunbathing. The Pier endows the town with a great array of fresh fish and seafood. “Catch of the Day” graces many a restaurant menu; however, the variety of fare includes Italian, French, Continental, Asian, and traditional American. Chatham Candy Manor, founded in 1955, is a favorite spot offering premium, hand-made candy and fudge that can’t be found anywhere else.
A variety of accommodations are available, including antique-filled bed and breakfasts, rental cottages and homes, and full-service resorts.
Are you looking to get your summer vacation started as early as possible? Our pilots are happy to fly to you into Chatham Municipal Airport (KCQX), which is just 3 miles from Chatham’s downtown. After a long winter, Chatham will offer you and your loved ones the rest, relaxation, and fun in the sun you deserve!
Note: This article is displaying as it appeared in Volume 15 of our PlaneSense: Informational Quarterly newsletter.
Photo courtesy of Chatham Chamber of Commerce
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