Explore Chatham

Shopping & Dining
Downtown Chatham is ideal for an afternoon of shopping, strolling, and enjoying a delicious meal. Located only a 5 minute walk from The Hawthorne, downtown Chatham boasts numerous galleries, giftshops, clothing stores, and restaurants. Pop into one of the many Main Street restaurants for a taste of fresh Chatham seafood.  For more information about where to dine while you are staying with us visit the Chatham Chamber Website.

Band Concerts 
Enjoy a night of music and dancing under the stars in Kate Gould Park. Friday night band concerts are a favorite with both locals and visitors. Bring your blanket and enjoy a night of Americana during July & August. The concerts are only a 5 minute walk from The Hawthorne and are a must during your stay.  Visit the Chatham Band Website for more information.

Fish Pier
Visiting the Chatham Fish Pier is a must during your stay in Chatham. It is the perfect place to watch the sunrise or to see local fishermen offloading their daily catch. For those guests who are looking for the chance to see seals up close, the fish pier is the perfect spot.  Walk along the beautiful Chatham coastline from our private beach to access the fish pier.  

Chatham Lighthouse
The Chatham Lighthouse is available to the public for free on Wednesdays during the summer months from 1:00 to 3:00.  Climb 44 steps to the top to see breathtaking views of Chatham, lighthouse beach, and the Atlantic Ocean beyond. Tours are subject to cancellation due to inclement weather.  To learn more about the rich history of the Chatham Lighthouse visit the New England Lighthouse Website.

Cape Cod Rail Trail 
The Cape Cod Rail Trail is a 22-mile paved bike path that brings riders through 6 Cape towns. Plan your day to stop at one of the restaurants or ice cream shops that you will pass on your biking adventure. Stop by our front office to pick up a detailed map and for additional information visit the Cape Cod Rail Trail Website.

Explore Cape Cod 

Board a ferry in Harwich, only 5 miles away, and head to Nantucket for the day.  The ferry will bring you right to the heart of downtown Nantucket filled will wonderful shops, delicious restaurants, and a fascinating whaling museum.

National Seashore
Explore the beautiful beaches and hiking trails of the Cape Cod National Seashore.  

Whale Watch
Spend the day in Provincetown and enjoy an exciting Whale Watch on the Dolphin Fleet.