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Day-tripping to Martha’s Vineyard and Nantucket

It might be something of a hard sell to journey too far afield when vacationing at the Ship’s Knees Inn. After all, you’re in Orleans, one of Cape Cod’s most eclectic towns. Spectacular beaches. Wonderful theatre. Fine ... Read more

Setting Sail on Cape Cod

Explore wildlife in its natural habitat, or perhaps just sip some bubbly while watching the sun go down. “Sailing takes me away to where I've always heard it could be Just a dream and the wind to carry me And soon I will... Read more

An Ode to Oysters: A Cape Cod Tradition

“He was a bold man that first ate an oyster.” As the quote from Irish satirist Jonathan Swift indicates, raw oysters on the half shell aren’t especially pretty. Opting to eat a gray, gelatinous blob plucked fro... Read more

Recipe for Summer Breakfast -"Overnight Oats"

You might think, oatmeal served at room good can this be? We began serving this recipe at the Inn breakfast about 2 years ago, but it has become surprisingly popular and one of our most requested recipes. B... Read more

Kayaking on Cape Cod

If you’re a kayaker, you’ll find vacation nirvana on Cape Cod. And with miles and miles of protected waters in the Town of Orleans, where the Ship’s Knees Inn is located, you could paddle for days and never run out of n... Read more

Best Flea Markets on Cape Cod

If you are seeking some decorative items for your home or something more practical, you’ll greatly enjoy making a tour of Cape Cod’s best flea markets. Dailydelia recommends arriving 30 minutes early to snag Cape Cod’s ... Read more

Cape Cod Baseball League

The Cape Cod Baseball League is a 10 team amateur summer league of the nation’s finest collegiate talent & considered the best league of its type in the US.  It is funded in part by Major League Baseball, and hundreds ... Read more

Hiking and Biking on Cape Cod

Cape Cod is an ideal location for anyone who enjoys outdoor activities, such as hiking and biking. Numerous hiking and biking trails are available on Cape Cod, so it's easy to find a trail that fits your ability and preferenc... Read more

Running the Cape

Most people live on Cape Cod because it’s one of the most beautiful places on earth. I’m no exception. I moved here because I love all that Cape Cod has to offer including the beaches, marshes, cranberry bogs, lighthouses... Read more

Truro Vineyards

Truro Vineyards began delighting wine enthusiasts in 1991 with the planting of 2000 grape vines in the vineyard's sandy soil nurtured by a temperate climate and balmy, Atlantic Ocean breezes. Owned and operated by the Roberts... Read more

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