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Things to Do During your Fall Trip to Chatham

Kennedy Ryan | 11/2/2020

I stopped by the quaint seaside town of Chatham on a rainy fall day to visit for the first time. Located at the Cape’s elbow, this charming town is surrounded by water on three sides. Follow along for my rainy day trip to Chatham!

Downtown Chatham

Main Street is lined with specialty shops, restaurants, and art galleries. I stopped by a few of the shops before making my way to Chatham Candy Manor.

As an avid sweets lover, I was in paradise! Chatham Candy Manor features all varieties of candy, from handmade chocolate truffles to every flavor of jelly bean, all presented in a colorful rainbow display. With the help of the friendly staff, I selected some homemade fluffernutter fudge and a package of “mystery” packaged truffles to take home.


Chatham Light House

After indulging in some local treats, I made my way to Chatham Lighthouse, an iconic landmark still operating today. I took in the magnificent view of the lighthouse before making my way down to the beach.

The light mist of rain made for a very quiet and peaceful walk along the beach. I had miles of coastline views all to myself! I sat for a while and watched some fishing boats make their way into the harbor.

Mac's Chatham Fish & Lobster

To finish off my day, I ended up at Mac’s Chatham Fish & Lobster Restaurant. There are several locations of this restaurant in Lower and Outer Cape, but this specific spot offers a fresh seafood market and a sit-down style restaurant. Visitors can take home some delicious seafood to make their own creations or sit down to enjoy a warm, delicious meal. The clam chowder and fish nuggets made for a perfect comforting meal to end my trip!

I enjoyed my fun-filled day in Chatham, but there’s so much more I’d love to do.. On my next trip, I hope to visit more downtown shops and take a seal tour. There’s always something new to try during a visit to Chatham!