Embracing Autumn: What To Do In Nantucket During The Fall Season
Nantucket, a picturesque island off the coast of Cape Cod, Massachusetts, is renowned for its sandy beaches, historic lighthouses, and charming cobblestone streets. While it’s a hot destination during the summertime, many people overlook the magic Nantucket offers during the fall season. From the changing colors of the leaves to the quieter streets, fall in Nantucket is a hidden gem worth discovering. Here are some activities and attractions you won’t want to miss.
Wine and Dine. Enjoy some food and Cannabis
Before all of these events, why not stop by and pick up the best cannabis on Nantucket island. Stop by Ack Natural, located at 19 Spearhead Dr Nantucket Ma. Located out by the airport, you will find a large selection of edibles, Vape pens, Flower, Pre Rolls and more.
Fall is a fantastic time for foodies to visit Nantucket. The seasonal menus in many restaurants feature fall produce like butternut squash, pumpkins, and apples. Pair your meal with a glass of spiced cider or a pumpkin ale to fully embrace the flavors of the season.
10am – 4pm
September 24, 2023
at Children’s Beach
Fall is one of the best times to go fishing in Nantucket, with the cooling waters attracting various species like striped bass and bluefish. Whether you’re an experienced angler or a complete beginner, this is a great way to enjoy Nantucket’s natural beauty.
Explore the Lighthouses
Nantucket’s historic lighthouses are a must-see, and fall offers the perfect weather for lighthouse hopping. The lack of summer crowds makes it an ideal time for leisurely exploring Brant Point Lighthouse, Sankaty Head Lighthouse, and Great Point Lighthouse.
Starting in October, recreational scalloping season opens. Scalloping is a popular Nantucket tradition that you can either do yourself with a permit or experience by buying fresh scallops from the local fishermen. The taste of freshly harvested Nantucket Bay scallops is unmatched.
Take a Bike Ride
Fall is a wonderful time to explore Nantucket by bike. The island has more than 30 miles of bike paths, and the cooler temperatures make for a comfortable ride. Pedal through scenic routes lined with fall foliage, and make sure to stop for some photo ops.
Attend Fall Events
Nantucket has an array of fall events like the Nantucket Arts Festival and the Nantucket Project, which brings together a diverse group of thinkers and creators. Check the local calendar for any events that may coincide with your visit.
Cozy Up with a Book
Sometimes, the best thing to do in fall is to simply relax and unwind. Many of Nantucket’s local cafes offer the perfect cozy corner where you can enjoy a hot beverage and dive into a good book.
Other Happenings on Nantucket:
The Nantucket Project October 5-8 2023
Flannel Jam at Cisco Brewery-
Old Crow Medicine Show, Chadwick Stokes Ali Mcguirk and Buckle and shake.
October 9th 2023
Hoot and Holla! Flannel Jam is Levitate’s celebration of fall in New England. Featuring live music, experiential art, Levitate’s Fall line release, accompanied by fall staples: peak fall foliage, hot cider donuts, hot cider + whiskey, kid’s activities and so much more.
Nantucket in the fall is a season of sensory delight — from the vibrant foliage and festive events to the delicious seasonal fare. This autumn, consider escaping to this idyllic island for an experience that combines natural beauty, cultural richness, and gastronomic indulgence. Whether you’re an outdoor enthusiast, a foodie, or someone simply looking to relax, Nantucket has something to offer.