One of the most charming towns on the Cape is Chatham. If one thinks of the Cape as an arm extending into the Atlantic, Chatham is located at the very tip of the elbow. The main street resembles a Norman Rockwell painting, with brick walkways, the steepled First Congregational Church, and numerous historic homes. For shopping you will find upscale boutiques, art galleries and cosy restaurants to enjoy.
One can also visit Monomoy Island, an eight-mile spit of land that is known for its solitude. Since 1944 it has been a wildlife refuge with an interesting combination of habitats; dunes, sea marshes, and fresh water ponds. It is a wonderful location for birdwatching.
At Chatham Light, one can view the break in the barrier beach across the sound.
If you are a train enthusiast you can visit the Chatham Railroad Museum. There you will see a once bustling train depot and equipment dating back to the 19th. century.
Chatham is truly quintessential Cape Cod. Then you can hop onto route 6, our divided highway and be back in Falmouth in an hour. You will have plenty of time to freshen-up for the evening.