Kids Can Have A Fun February Vacation With Yarmouth Parks & Recreation

Are your kids already counting down the days to February vacation?  As a parent you may be too.  Perhaps you’re going to Disney or another great vacation destination, or perhaps you’re trying to figure out as a working parent what you can do to keep your kids active and entertained without taking a week off of work!  If you’re in the later group then we have a safe, fun filled option for you.  The Yarmouth Parks & Recreation Sports & Fitness Activities Clinic.

Yarmouth Parks & Recreation is hosting a week long Sports & Fitness Activities Clinic over February vacation.  The clinic will take place at Mattacheese Middle School February 18th-22nd from 9:00am – 3:00pm each day. 10-14 year olds willl keep busy playing games, team building activities and even some arts & crafts.  Children should bring a lunch, snack, a beverage and warm outdoor clothing.

Contact Yarmouth Sports & Recreation to secure a spot for your child at the February Vacation Sports & Fitness Activities Clinic.  They can be reached at 508-398-2231 ext 1522 or online 

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Bass Hole Boardwalk at Sunset (Gray’s Beach)


Bass Hole Boardwalk is one of the best places to catch a sunrise or sunset in Yarmouth and arguably all of Cape Cod. Enjoy these photos taken this evening.  We happened to be driving down 6A and decided to swing in for the view, boy we’re glad we did!

Bass Hole Boardwalk, Cape Cod, Yarmouth PortBass Hole Boardwalk, Yarmouth Port Cape Cod


Given the natural beauty here it’s extremely common to see photographers here taking senior portraits, family photos, and wedding or engagement photos.


If you or someone you know loves Cape Cod and the Bass Hole Boardwalk at Gray’s Beach you might consider purchasing a plank for them.  The Yarmouth Parks and Recreation Department has a Boardwalk Plank Program that allows people to pay special tribute to a loved one, commemorate a vacation or honor a person or pet in their life. Your plank will be engraved with up to 25 letters or characters (including spaces) and will be placed on the Gray’s Beach Boardwalk for everyone to see!  It’s a wonderful program and so fun to read the planks as you’re walking along.









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First Snowfall Of The Season On Cape Cod

What a beautiful wintery snow day here on Cape Cod. The sun was shining and glistened off the water and the fresh packed snow.  It reminds us just how beautiful the winter is on Cape Cod.  If you’ve never visited Yarmouth in the winter, you really should. It’s quiet and serene and full of beauty at every turn.

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New Year’s Eve on Cape Cod

Here are a few ideas of things taking place on New Year’s Eve in Yarmouth, MA.


Bonkerz Party Zone located at 657 Rt 28 Rear West Yarmouth, MA where the Classical Billiards was, is hosting a New Year’s Eve party for kids from 5-8pm.  For details call       (508) 775-1010 or visit them on the web at





Cape Cod Rail New Year's Eve Dinner Train

The Cape Cod Central Railroad is hosting a New Year’s Eve Gala at 8:30pm from their Hyannis station.  The Elegant Dinner Train includes a leisurly 4 hour six course meal with strolling musicians, party favors and a champagne toast at midnight.  Learn more on their website, Facebook page, or by calling (508) 771-3800.





Bayside Resort New Year's Eve 2012

The Bayside Resort offers a New Year’s Eve party for families and another for adults.  The family party offers pizza at 7pm, party favors, a dj and a non-alcoholic toast for those that make it to midnight!  The adult party includes champagne and party favors, full course dinner and desert with The Yarmouth House (free shuttle to/from), live entertainment and dancing, a midnight champagne toast, New Year’s Day breakfast and free checkout!  Visit them online to learn more or call (800) 243-1114.


Cape Cod Children's MuseumCome make noisemakers with the Cape Cod Children’s Museum. They will be open from 10am-2pm.  You can learn more by calling (508)539-8788 or by visiting them on Facebook.





The Hearth ‘n Kettle has a special menu in store for New Year’s Eve.  You can find them in Yarmouth at 1196 Main Street South Yarmouth, MA 02664 or on Facebook.





The Old Yarmouth Inn has a New Year’s Eve Lunch from 11:30am – 2:30pm and a dinner seating from 4pm-5:30pm.  Reservations are recommended so give them a call at (508) 362-9962.





If you know of other things happening around town, post them in the comment section.


The Yarmouth Chamber of Commerce hopes you have a fabulous New Year’s Eve!  Please remember that Operation Safe Ride Home is in effect on December 31st between 8:00pm and 3:00am.  Any citizen who needs a free and safe ride home from a Yarmouth licensed liquor establishment should call Town Taxi directly at 508.775.5555 for a free cab ride.  The Town and Chamber of Yarmouth wants to keep our residents safe and sound so please take advantage of this great program.  Happy New Year to all.


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Shop for gifts from Yarmouth and Cape Cod this holiday season

Where did the summer go?  It seems like last week we were kicking off Summer Celebration and now the 2012 holiday season is upon us.   Good thing we simply love the holidays here in Yarmouth and Cape Cod.  This is a great time to showcase some of our wonderful local Yarmouth Area and greater Cape Cod businesses and the products and services they offer. In fact we hope you’ll consider our local Yarmouth businesses when doing your holiday shopping.  We have some fabulous products and event services that would make a great gift certificate for a loved one.  We’ve created a Gift Ideas board on our Pinterest page to help you get started. Visit us on Pinterest for gift ideas and also a listing of our Yarmouth Chamber of Commerce member businesses.  Be sure to comment below or email with ideas of other products or services we should pin to our board.  We’d love to hear from you.  Remember to shop local this holiday season.

Visit the Cape Cod Gift Ideas Board on the Yarmouth Chamber of Commerce Pinterest page for products and services local to Yarmouth and Cape Cod that would make great holiday gifts.

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Restaurants Open Thanksgiving Day in Yarmouth

If you’re not a fan of being stuck in your kitchen this Thanksgiving, never fear.  There are plenty of restaurants open for business Thanksgiving Day in Yarmouth.  Whether you’re craving pizza, Chinese or chowder, we’ve compiled a list of restaurants that are open to satisfy your culinary wish on Thanksgiving day. I bet we’ve missed a few too so feel free to comment below if you know of another restaurant that is open in Yarmouth on Thanksgiving Day.


HEARTH & KETTLE                   (508) 394-2252 1196   RTE. 28                        SY         OPEN 7AM-6PM                                  Dinner from 11:30
H & K Cape Codder                      (508) 771-3000             Rte. 132 Hyannis                     Open 11:30-5PM                                 Thanksgiving Buffet
KELTIC KITCHEN                        (508) 771-4835            415 Rte.28                                   OPEN 6-9 AM                                      Breakfast
PICCADILLY DELI                       (508) 394-9018            1105 Rte 28                                OPEN 6-11AM                                      Breakfast
4 BROS BISTRO                           (508) 771-0799              183 Main St                              OPEN 12-5PM                                      Also Complete Take Out Dinners
ARDEOS                                          (508) 760-1500             23V WHITES PATH   SY     OPEN 12-5PM                                      Also Complete Take Out Dinners
CAPE COD SUPER BUFFET    (508) 775-8110             228 Rte 28                     WY     OPEN 11am-9PM                               (Turkey etc.)
COLONIAL HOUSE INN           (508) 362-4348            277 RTE. 6A                  YP      OPEN 11:30-8PM                                SUGGESTED
OLD YARMOUTH INN              (508) 362-9962 223    RTE 6A                           YP      OPEN 11:30-6:30PM                          REQUIRED
RED FACE JACKS                       (508) 771-5225 585      Rte 28                            WY     OPEN @6pm BOTH SIDES
YARMOUTH HOUSE                (508) 771-5154 335      RTE 28                           WY      OPEN                                                      SUGGESTED
Cape Cod Central R. R.              (508) 771-3800             Main St.                                     Hyannis Dinner Train                              REQUIRED
CAPTAIN PARKERS                (508) 771-4266              668 Rte 28                    WY      CLOSED bar open @ 6PM
GREAT ISLAND BAKERY      (508) 760-0007            46 South St                                CLOSED pie pickups wed
IDGYS GLUTEN FREE            (508) 694-7451             23S Whites Path                      CLOSED gluten free pies, stuffing avail




Regardless of where you spend your Thanksgiving Day 2012, all of us at the Yarmouth Chamber of Commerce sincerely wish you and your family and friends good times, laughter, love and blessings.  Enjoy!

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Hurricane Sandy Has Come and Gone on Cape Cod

Hurricane Sandy was felt on Cape Cod October 29th 2012.  Most municipal offices, schools and even businesses heading the warnings and closed for the day.  A command center was set up beginning at 6am with representation from the Police and Fire Department as well as the Chamber providing assistance with social media posts.  The Police Department utilized CodeRED high speed notification system to send phone updates to residents regarding the storm.  Both the Police Department and the Chamber of Commerce posted regular updates to Facebook and Twitter and both received glowing comments from residents regarding the use of Social Media to keep residents updated and informed during the storm.

Damaging winds left many Yarmouth residents without power and a few roads were closed to secure and remove downed trees and wires.  Coastal erosion is always an issue in storms like these and of course residents have much yard clean-up ahead of them.  In the end we feel very lucky to say that our damage was relatively minimal, certainly in relation to the widespread damage felt by many of our coastal neighbors in the east. Our hearts go out to those in NYC, NJ and all other areas his by Sandy who are facing so much more.



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Something for Everyone This Halloween

Yarmouth offers activities for everyone this Halloween.  Start by picking up some pumpkins and halloween decor.  You can visit the West Yarmouth Congregational Church to pick from pumpkins of all shapes and sizes.  Or head over to the Green Spot Garden Center  for their large selection of fall items.


If you’re looking for a great costume party you can’t miss the Haunted Hotel Costume Bash at Red Jacket Resorts on October 27th.  In fact Red Jacket is offering a great weekend package with discounted lodging and tickets to the bash.  You can find details on their website or their Facebook page.



The Edward Gorey House has collected a number of Day of the Dead pieces and also offers a Dracula exhibit.  They are open Thursday-Saturday from 11:00am-4:00pm and Monday from 12:00-4:00.  They are located at 8 Strawberry Lane in Yarmouth Port, MA 02675.  You can findthem on the web at or on their Facebook page.

The Cape Cod Children’s Museum is hosting a Harry Potter Halloween Party on October 20th from 6pm-8pm.  Be sure to purchase tickets in advance since they are only selling 250 and will not be available at the door.  More details and ticket purchases can be made on their event page.  You can also find information on their website or Facebook page.

Oliver’s & Plank’s Tavern is hosting a Halloween party with LATITUDE Saturday October 27th and prizes will be awarded for best costume.  Ask for more details by calling (508) 362-6062 or visiting their Facebook page or website.

The Cape Cod Central Railroad is hosting a Murder Mystery Dinner Train on October 27th.  This is a 3 hour train ride departing from the Hyannis station at 6pm, is for adults only and requires advance reservations.  Book online via their website or call (508) 771-3800.

The Zooquarium Cape Cod is hosting Boo at the Zoo Saturday October 27th from 10:00am-3:00pm.  The event is being put on with the help of our local Girl Scout troops and visitors are encouraged to attend in costume and participate in fun activities like face painting, arts and crafts and special animal programs.  You can find more at: or via the Zooquarium Facebook Page

The Cape Cod Irish Village is having a Halloween Oiche Shamhna Party October 26th-28th Wear a costume and you could win a gift certificate for a getaway weekend! Have a ghoulishly good time with Irish entertainment provided by Andy and The Zombies.  Their off-season rates apply so call 508-771-0100 for details.

So there you have it, lots of great options this halloween.  I’m sure we’ve missed several too so comment below if you know of any other great things happening in and around Yarmouth this Halloween.  Enjoy!

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Yarmouth Beauty – The Bass Hole Boardwalk at Gray’s Beach

The Bass Hole Boardwalk is one of those Cape Cod gems where it’s difficult to take a bad photo.  Regardless of the time of day or year it’s a stunning location to photograph.  The salt marsh offers plant and marine life viewing and at low tide there are calm pools of water, perfect for children (and adults) to explore.  Those visiting at sunrise and sunset will be richly rewarded with a beautiful sky and the melodic sound of wildlife.  The Boardwalk at Bass Hole (Gray’s Beach) is easy to get to from the scenic Route 6A in Yarmouth Port with lots of quaint shops, bed and breakfasts, libraries and restaurants nearby.


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Follow the Yarmouth Chamber of Commerce on Pinterest!

Love, love, love Pinterest!  What can we say, it’s just great to have a place to categorize and share all the beautiful photos taken in and around Yarmouth.  We’ve created boards for all different types of businesses like places to eat, places to stay, activities for kids, things to do….we even have boards to help you with all your holiday gift shopping!  So go check out the Yarmouth Chamber of Commerce Pinterest Page and start following the Yarmouth Chamber, we love to repin photos from our followers and welcome your ideas.  If there is a board or photo you’d like to see just email or comment on this post.

Please visit the Yarmouth Chamber of Commerce Pinterest page for photos of our local business, services, beaches, events and wonderful things to do in and around Yarmouth, MA and Cape Cod.


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