Friday, March 22, 2013

Easter on Cape Cod 2013

Easter 2013

Easter Sunday is March 31st, 2013
Here is a list of Cape Cod's Easter Egg Hunts & Photo sessions with the Easter Bunny:

Saturday, March 23rd

Mashpee Easter Egg Hunt

Mashpee Community Park and Veterans Garden, across from the Mashpee Town Hall

For kids ages 1 – 10

Cape Cod Mall Hyannis Easter Egg hunt

  • Join Cape Cod Mall for an Easter Egg Hunt on Saturday, March 23rd at 10 am. Pick up your Easter bag and scavenger hunt clues at Simon Guest Services! Happy Hunting! $2 donation to SyF.
Saturday, March 30th 

Falmouth Village Association Easter pictures and Egg Hunt

The Saturday before Easter meet for pictures with the Easter Bunny at Margaret Noonan Park at noon and then there will be an Easter egg hunt at 1pm at on the Library Lawn. Bring your camera and take a picture with the Easter Bunny.
Peg Noonan Park, Falmouth, Starting at 1:00 PM

Eastham Recreation 9th Annual Easter egg hunt

9am at Wiley Park Bring your own basket

Chatham Easter Egg Hunt

Saturday, March 30, 2013 11:00AM – 12:00PM
It’s that time of year again.. so hop on over and or even run – The Easter Bunny’s on his way to Kate Gould Park on Saturday, March 30 with treats for girls and boys with jelly beans and easter eggs don’t miss out on all the fun!!! Among the candy eggs hidden in the park try to discover a prize egg and win an Easter basket filled with goodies!”

Easter Bunny Photos Hyannis at Cape Cod Mall

Hop on down to the Sears’s court and capture the memory with a keepsake photo.
Photos will be available Friday, March 15 through Saturday, March 30:

Easter Egg Hunt in Wareham/Onset

Onset will once again offer the Easter Egg Hunt to children in Wareham/Onset. The hunt will commence at 11:00 a.m. All egg hunters will meet at Marc Anthony’s and proceed to fill their baskets. Happy Hunting!

Sunday, March 31st

Bonkerz Party Zone Easter Egg Hunt
(508) 775-1010
657 Massachusetts 28, West Yarmouth, MA 02673
$15/child, candy for all

Easter Day Brunch & Dinners 

Easter Brunch
March 31, 2013
Seacrest Hotel Falmouth Easter Brunch
Old Yarmouth Inn Easter Brunch
Celebrate Easter with friends and family at the Old Yarmouth Inn. Old Yarmouth Inn offers a variety of specialty buffets and menus in a festive setting. Brunch from10:00am – 1:45pm.
Reservations are always suggested.
(508) 362-9962, 223 Massachusetts 6A Yarmouth Port, MA 02675

Brax Landing Brunch
Serving Brunch from 9am-2pm
$17.00/ad, $10.99/ch, $3.99 under 3 yr ole
No reservations (first come, first serve)
(508) 432-5515, 705 Massachusetts 28, Harwich, MA 02645

Colonial house Cape Cod

Holiday Sunday Brunch comes complete with a meat carving station, home made specialty breads, award-winning soups and chowders, fresh seafood items, like Seafood Newburg and Baked Scrod stuffed with lobster, shrimp and scallops. Italian or Mediterranean pasta, “dishes of the day,” home fries and vegetables, pancakes, French toast, quiches and tarts and delicious Inn made desserts. Brunch also offers a medley of fresh fruits and salads. Also included: freshly scrambled eggs, crisp fried bacon and breakfast sausage. 10am -12:30pm reservation only! 508.362.4348
277 Main Street, Route 6A,Yarmouthport, Massachusetts 02675 

For Easter Brunch serving a 3 Course Easter Brunch menu and regular menu from 11am -12:30pm Brunch 3 Course Menu $15.95, 3176 Main Street Barnstable, MA 02630 Telephone: (508) 362-2355

Easter Dinner
March 31, 2013
Daniel Webster Inn Sandwich Easter Breakfast and Dinner
Breakfast .8am-10:30. Dinner off menu starting at 11:30 until 6 pm. Varied menu with Appetizers, Salads, Entrees and Desserts available. Childrens menu also available. Reservations recommended!
149 Main Street, Historic Sandwich Village, MA 02563, (800) 444-3566, (508) 888-3622

Bee Hive Tavern Sandwich MA

Easter Sunday, March 31st, 2013 from Noon until 6:00pm
Serving Full Dinner, Children’s & Beverage Menu plus specials
Reservations suggested.You can reserve by calling 508-833-1184 or online
406 Route 6A, East Sandwich, MA 02537

Yarmouth House Easter Dinner
Complete Easter Dinner Specials for adults & children served from 5-8pm, Call for reservations, 508-771-5154, 335 Massachusetts 28, West Yarmouth, MA 02673

Easter Dinner serving a 3 Course Dinner menu from 12:30 till 7:00pm in addition to regular menu. For the 3 Course Dinner add $5.00 to Entrée Price, 3176 Main Street Barnstable, MA 02630 Telephone: (508) 362-2355


Wednesday, March 20, 2013


Although there still is a bit of chill in the air, nevertheless the sun is out shininh bright on Cape Cod and SPRING is officially here today on March 20, 2013. Besides saying goodbye to the cold days, snow and putting away the heavy sweaters and bulky jackets, the start of Spring on Cape Cod brings along the start of many events & activities to look forward too. In Spring the scenery can be just as stunning as summertime, and there are plenty of fun things to do and places to dine and shop.
A few places opening in Spring:
There’s just something so beachside summer vacation about mini-golf. Cape Cod has scads of courses and Pirate’s Cove is one of the most popular with its splashing water falls and sculpted ‘mountains’.Children between the ages of 3-10 are the perfect age for this thrillseeking, treasure hunting voyage into Hyannis Harbor. Once aboard the Sea Gypsu every child will be transformed into an official member of the Sea Gypsy Crew. With painted faces and donned sashes your little mate will be ready for adventure aboard our working pirate ship. The Activity is nonstop, with flags to hoist , water cannons to blast, and maps to read, there is no time for lolligagin!Take your kids on an old-fashioned, swashbuckling adventure they’ll be spinning yarns about for years to come, Open Memorial Day. 728 Route 28, South Yarmouth; 508-394-6200 or 508-394-5252.
Already in existence when the Cape Cod National Seashore was created, Art’s was grandfathered and they’re now the only ones allowed to drive in several protected Provincetown beach areas. Take the one hour tour along the coast and into the spectacular dunes or go with the sunset tour or a clambake, a lighthouse tour or a surf-fishing tour. Rates start at $25 for adults and $17 for kids. Offered mid-April through Halloween. Visit for details. 4 Standish St., Provincetown; 508-487-1950.
Sure, the Cape is known for its exceptional seafood, but wine? This local vineyard proves that our sandy peninsula has got the goods to both dine and wine. Several varietals, ranging from Nobska Red (a Cabernet blend) to a delicious Cranberry Chardonnay, are produced from the estate-grown grapes. Stop in any time for tastings, May through December, or a tour of the winery on Saturdays at 2:00 p.m. in the summer months. 681 Sandwich Rd., East Falmouth; 508-457-5592.
Anybody will be sure to enjoy a ride aboard this traveling ode to history. Trips range from the two-hour scenic excursion to the three-hour elegant dinner train. Also offered are luncheon excursions and a family supper train with child-friendly entertainment. As you roll along, take time to notice the uniquely Cape Cod landscape. Scenic excursions from $16 to $20 and trains serving meals from $39.95 to $65.95. 252 Main St., Hyannis; 888-797-7245 or 508-771-3800.
At the seven-acre Cedar Spring Herb Farm (159 Long Pond Rd., Harwich; 508-430-4372), you can wander the organic herb gardens and winding woodland trails, or browse the small shop featuring homemade herbal remedies, skin products, fragrances and teas. The farm is open May to November, Wednesday through Sunday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. For a different sort of experience, visit the Cape Cod Lavender Farm (Island Pond Trail, Harwich; 508-432-8397). This is the largest lavender farm on the East Coast and consists of some 14,000 plants, which combine to spread a wonderful aroma over the area when the flowers bloom in June and July.
The Pilgrims first landed in the New World in 1620 at Provincetown, as this 252 foot-tall granite tower so loftily reminds us. Join the millions who have climbed the 116 steps to the top for an incredible view of Provincetown, Cape Cod Bay and the Cape Cod National Seashore. A museum at the base of the monument offers exhibits about building the monument and Provincetown history. Open daily, April through November. Admission: $7 for adults; $5 for seniors and students; $3.50 for children. One High Pole Hill Rd., Provincetown; 508-487-1310.
Sightsee while seated as Olde Barnstable Trolley takes you on a one-hour narrated tour of the historic town of Barnstable. The tour covers four-miles of quaint streets and history-filled sites, including Olde Kings Highway, Hyannisport, Centerville and more. An excellent way to see the town and get around, the trolley can also be used as a shuttle service between eight different sites. Tickets ($10 for adults, $8 for seniors and $5 for kids) available at the JFK Hyannis Museum, 397 Main St., Hyannis; 978-767-3761 or 508-771-TOUR.
Learn about the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution and the vessels and tools developed by its engineers that scientists world-wide now use. Short videos provide an introduction to WHOI, show a day in the life of the deep submersible Alvin, and highlight the 1985-1986 discovery and exploration of the wreck of the Titanic. Step inside a full-size model of the inner sphere of Alvin. Requested donation is $2. Tours available by appointment in March & April.  Closed major holidays and January through March. 15 School St., Woods Hole; 508-289-2663 or 508-289-2700.
A veritable smorgasbord of classic fun; golf driving range, skateboarding park, in-line skating rink, batting and soccer cages, large game room and arcade, and the pièce de résistance: Skull Island Adventure Miniature Golf Course. The 38,000-square-foot golf course is a nod to the Swiss Family Robinson, with features like a large tree house, 20 waterfalls and 25 fountains. Open April 1st to October. Prices vary. 934 Route 28, South Yarmouth; 508-398-6070.
There are so many more things going on in Spring as well as the activities available year round:
Ryan Family Amusements centers feature candlepin and/or ten pin or duckpin bowling. They also have huge games rooms with the hottest, newest, coolest arcade games. and party rooms for all occasions. Offers Candlepin/Ten Pin/Game Room/Birthday Parties, League & Recreational Bowling, Mystic & Bumper Bowling, Automatic Scoring, Beer, Wine, Perky's Pizza and Snacks Available 
1067 Route 28, So. Yarmouth, MA 02664 or  441 Main Street, Hyannis, MA 02601
Forty miles of pristine sandy beach, marshes, ponds, and uplands support diverse species. Lighthouses, cultural landscapes, and wild cranberry bogs offer a glimpse of Cape Cod’s past and continuing ways of life. Swimming beaches and walking and biking trails beckon today's visitors.
(508) 255-3421 Route 6, Eastham, MA Corner of Nauset Road and Route 6 in Eastham 9am-4:30pm daily

Cape Cod Rail Trail
The Cape Cod Rail Trail follows a former railroad right-of-way for 22 miles through the towns of Dennis, Harwich, Brewster, Orleans, Eastham and Wellfleet. Its paved surface, few hills, and well-marked automobile crossings make it ideal for cyclists. The trail has a wide unpaved shoulder on one side to accommodate horseback riding, walkers, and runners.There are many opportunities to get off the trail and visit a beach. Food and water are also readily available and public restrooms can be found at Nickerson State Park, Salt Pond Visitors Center at Cape Cod National Seashore and the National Seashore Headquarters. If you do not have a bike, bike rentals are available at many points along the way. For people with disabilities, a limited number of hand-cycles are available for rent at specific bike concessions. For more information call Nickerson State Park at 508-896-3491.Rail Trail Printable Map:

Check out our Pinterest boards for more activities and local events in Cape Cod

Now is a good time to start planning your vacation, as many properties offer a reduced rate in the spring season in comparison to the Peak season on Cape Cod in July and August. The Lighthouse Inn opens on May 24, 2013 for their 75th Diamond Anniversary season. To reserve a cottage or room perhaps with an Ocean view, contact the reservations office at (877) 208-2244 Ext 300.

Lighthouse Inn


Friday, March 1, 2013

Employee Appreciation Day

"No business achieves success without the help of their team of employees.
They are the ones who make the success possible."
We are truly grateful and appreciative for our team here at the Lighthouse Inn, and certainly recognize the hard work they put in every year. We have a mix of seasonal employees, who work during the season from May to October, as well as a select few who are working diligently year round, preparing for each upcoming season. We certainly could not do without everyone, working together towards the same goal of 'providing the best hospitality to our guests and patrons'.
Take the time to give recognition and show appreciation towrds your team,
whether in a big or small way....
 A simple goes a long way....
Ever wonder when Employee Appreciation Day began? Employee Appreciation Day first arrived on calendars in 1995. A Recognition Professionals International’s founding Board member, together with his publishing company, Workman Publishing, created Employee Appreciation Day as a way of focusing the attention of all employers, in all industries on employee recognition. It is always the first Friday in March.
To our fantastic previous & present employees over the past 75 years of service.... Thank you from The Lighthouse Inn
A few of our year round employees