Remember that feeling after an action-packed summer day as a kid—that limp-tired happiness as you drifted off to a deep, deep sleep? A family trip to Chatham Bars Inn is the stuff of those nostalgia-inducing childhood summers. Here, kids spend the morning in the pool, collapsing in a canvas beach cabana after a swim, or playing a noisy game of horseshoes on the sand. They eat lunch by the water at The Beach House, breathlessly chatting and laughing with friends and siblings. They get out on the water: playing first mate on the hotel’s LobStar to tend the lobster traps, taking sailing lessons, engaging in a water pistol and balloon battle on the bay against a pirate ship full of shifty characters. Evenings start around a fire at the beach or are spent lying in the grass and learning about the night sky. Sleep comes easily when they’re this active and tomorrow, they will wake up eager to do it all again.