Wine Weekend is upon us! Experience Cape Cod like never before. The first-ever wine weekend will take place the weekend of April 24-26. Many of the B&B’s are offering incredible packages that all include tickets to the anchor event happening Saturday night at the Cultural Center of the Falmouth Museums on the Green. This event will feature eight carefully selected wines from Harborside Wines each paired with unbeatable cuisine from award winners Eat Your Heart Out Catering. Wine weekend is the perfect time to experience the Cape before summer is in full swing.

 

 

The Captain’s Manor Inn is offering a wine reception on Friday night from 5-7 in their beautiful bistro area.

Bailey’s By the Sea will have a wine and cheese social on Friday night with water views that can’t be beat!

Inn at Siders Lane’s package includes a “Welcome Wine and Cheese” gathering on Friday night as well as full breakfast each morning.

The Palmer House Inn will host a wine and cheese reception Friday night as well as a classic Cape Cod savory breakfast Saturday and a special Sunday breakfast.

 

 

Tickets to Saturday night’s event may be purchased outside of packages from The Captain’s Manor Inn.
Wine Weekend is upon us; experience Cape Cod like never before. The first-ever wine weekend will take place the weekend of April 24-26. Many of the B&B’s are offering incredible packages that all include tickets to the anchor event happening Saturday night at the Cultural Center of the Falmouth Museums on the Green. This event will feature eight carefully selected wines from Harborside Wines each paired with unbeatable cuisine from the award winning Eat Your Heart Out Catering. Wine weekend is the perfect time to experience the Cape before summer is in full swing.

 

 

The Captain’s Manor Inn is offering a wine reception on Friday night from 5-7 in their beautiful bistro area.

Bailey’s By the Sea will have a wine and cheese social on Friday night with water views that can’t be beat!

Inn at Siders Lane’s package includes a “Welcome Wine and Cheese” gathering on Friday night as well as full breakfast each morning.

The Palmer House Inn will host a wine and cheese reception Friday night as well as a classic Cape Cod savory breakfast Saturday and a special Sunday breakfast.

 

 

Tickets to Saturday night’s event may be purchased outside of packages from The Captain’s Manor Inn.
Memorial Day Weekend is the official kick-off to summer here on the Cape, and Falmouth is no exception. With 68 miles of coastline, Falmouth is the destination for those who love the sea. There is no shortage of fun activities for the whole family!

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Get the full cape cod experience on the 10.7 mile long Shining Sea Bikeway. Whether you cycle or saunter, you will be immersed in quintessential Cape Cod vistas as the path ambles around ocean side coves, through salt marshes and even through a working cranberry bog.

 

 

 

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If exploration is your calling, you’ll love the fact that with four local ferry services to choose from, spending the day on Martha’s Vineyard has never been easier! Enjoy a day of sight seeing and shopping before returning to Falmouth for a remarkable dinner.

 

 

 

 

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Whether you’re in the mood for the freshest of seafood from a true seafood shack or a white linen experience, Falmouth’s dining destinations will satisfy the most discerning of palates. Whether you dine outside on iconic Main Street, or at one of Wood’s Hole’s incredible water front spots, you will not leave hungry.

 

 

 

 

Experience the rich history of the area at the many museums like Woods Hole Historical Museum, Falmouth Museums on the Green, or Highfield Hall and Gardens. Of course, no trip to Falmouth would be complete without a family photo in front of the Nobska Lighthouse!

Memorial Day is the perfect time of year to celebrate the winter’s end and what better place to do that than Falmouth, Cape Cod?

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Spring is daffodil season on Cape Cod, and Falmouth delivers an amazing show of these glorious blooms all over town. But the most delicious display of daffodils happens each April in Spohr Gardens, a wonderful six acre site on the edge of a lovely pond and within walking distance from one of the Falmouth B&B’s, the Woods Hole Passage.

The fun of this visit begins before you even arrive at the gardens, as locals have planted much of Woods Hole Road with daffodils that pop against the brown leaves of winter with their bright citron green stems and hot yellow flowers.

Taking a left on Oyster Pond Road leads you to Fells Road, a distinctly residential neighborhood where you can smell the salt air off the nearby beach.  Nestled against the pond at the dead end of the road you will find Spohr Gardens, decorated with old mill stones that lead you down a path lined with masses of many varieties of daffodil that run to the waters edge.  If you are lucky, you will see the swans that nest here this time of year, or one of the large hawks (red tail, osprey) will soar overhead.

The pond is lined with large stones, and there is a small dock that invites you to sit and admire the view for a while.  Along the pond’s edge are the Spohr’s collection of large iron ship’s debris — anchors, kleats and much more all painted shiny black which look elegant when juxtaposed with the bright yellow daffodils.

Guests at the Woods Hole Passage walk out the front door and right on Ransom Road which dead ends for cars but has a walking trail connecting to Fells Road right where the garden begins, about five minutes stroll from the inn.  Others can drive and there is ample parking on Fells Road.

For the adventurous, bring or rent a canoe/kayak and experience the Cape Cod daffodils from the water.  Vacation is about exploring, finding yourself in new places, and these spring daffodils are an inspired place to start.

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Spring is daffodil season on Cape Cod, and Falmouth delivers an amazing show of these glorious blooms all over town. But the most delicious display of daffodils happens each April in Spohr Gardens, a wonderful six acre site on the edge of a lovely pond and within walking distance from one of the Falmouth B&B’s, the Woods Hole Passage.

The fun of this visit begins before you even arrive at the gardens, as locals have planted much of Woods Hole Road with daffodils that pop against the brown leaves of winter with their bright citron green stems and hot yellow flowers.

Taking a left on Oyster Pond Road leads you to Fells Road, a distinctly residential neighborhood where you can smell the salt air off the nearby beach.  Nestled against the pond at the dead end of the road you will find Spohr Gardens, decorated with old mill stones that lead you down a path lined with masses of many varieties of daffodil that run to the waters edge.  If you are lucky, you will see the swans that nest here this time of year, or one of the large hawks (red tail or osprey) will soar overhead.

The pond is lined with stones, and there is a small dock that invites you to sit and admire the view.  Along the pond’s edge are a collection of iron ship’s debris — anchors, kleats and much more all painted shiny black which look elegant when juxtaposed with the bright yellow daffodils and the clear blue pond.

Guests at the Woods Hole Passage walk out the front door and right on Ransom Road which dead ends for cars but has a walking trail connecting to Fells Road right where the garden begins, about five minutes stroll from the inn.  Others can drive and there is ample parking on Fells Road.

For the adventurous, bring or rent a canoe/kayak and experience the Cape Cod daffodils from the water.  Vacation is about exploring, finding yourself in new places, and these spring daffodils are an inspired place to start dreaming of summer.

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Spring is daffodil season on Cape Cod, and Falmouth delivers an amazing show of these glorious blooms all over town. But the most delicious display of daffodils happens each April in Spohr Gardens, a wonderful six acre site on the edge of a lovely pond and within walking distance from one of the Falmouth B&B’s, the Woods Hole Passage.

The fun of this visit begins before you even arrive at the gardens, as locals have planted much of Woods Hole Road with daffodils that pop against the brown leaves of winter with their bright citron green stems and hot yellow flowers.

Taking a left on Oyster Pond Road leads you to Fells Road, a distinctly residential neighborhood where you can smell the salt air off the nearby beach.  Nestled against the pond at the dead end of the road you will find Spohr Gardens, decorated with old mill stones that lead you down a path lined with masses of many varieties of daffodil that run to the waters edge.  If you are lucky, you will see the swans that nest here this time of year, or one of the large hawks (red tail or osprey) will soar overhead.

The pond is lined with stones, and there is a small dock that invites you to sit and admire the view.  Along the pond’s edge are a collection of iron ship’s debris — anchors, kleats and much more all painted shiny black which look elegant when juxtaposed with the bright yellow daffodils and the clear blue pond.

Guests at the Woods Hole Passage walk out the front door and right on Ransom Road which dead ends for cars but has a walking trail connecting to Fells Road right where the garden begins, about five minutes stroll from the inn.  Others can drive and there is ample parking on Fells Road.

For the adventurous, bring or rent a canoe/kayak and experience the Cape Cod daffodils from the water.  Vacation is about exploring, finding yourself in new places, and these spring daffodils are an inspired place to start dreaming of summer.

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Spring is daffodil season on Cape Cod, and Falmouth delivers an amazing show of these glorious blooms all over town. But the most delicious display of daffodils happens each April in Spohr Gardens, a wonderful six acre site on the edge of a lovely pond and within walking distance from one of the Falmouth B&B’s, the Woods Hole Passage.

The fun of this visit begins before you even arrive at the gardens, as locals have planted much of Woods Hole Road with daffodils that pop against the brown leaves of winter with their bright citron green stems and hot yellow flowers.

Taking a left on Oyster Pond Road leads you to Fells Road, a distinctly residential neighborhood where you can smell the salt air off the nearby beach.  Nestled against the pond at the dead end of the road you will find Spohr Gardens, decorated with old mill stones that lead you down a path lined with masses of many varieties of daffodil that run to the waters edge.  If you are lucky, you will see the swans that nest here this time of year, or one of the large hawks (red tail or osprey) will soar overhead.

The pond is lined with stones, and there is a small dock that invites you to sit and admire the view.  Along the pond’s edge are a collection of iron ship’s debris — anchors, kleats and much more all painted shiny black which look elegant when juxtaposed with the bright yellow daffodils and the clear blue pond.

Guests at the Woods Hole Passage walk out the front door and right on Ransom Road which dead ends for cars but has a walking trail connecting to Fells Road right where the garden begins, about five minutes stroll from the inn.  Others can drive and there is ample parking on Fells Road.

For the adventurous, bring or rent a canoe/kayak and experience the Cape Cod daffodils from the water.  Vacation is about exploring, finding yourself in new places, and these spring daffodils are an inspired place to start dreaming of summer.

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Spring is daffodil season on Cape Cod, and Falmouth delivers an amazing show of these glorious blooms all over town. But the most delicious display of daffodils happens each April in Spohr Gardens, a wonderful six acre site on the edge of a lovely pond and within walking distance from one of the Falmouth B&B’s, the Woods Hole Passage.

The fun of this visit begins before you even arrive at the gardens, as locals have planted much of Woods Hole Road with daffodils that pop against the brown leaves of winter with their bright citron green stems and hot yellow flowers.

Taking a left on Oyster Pond Road leads you to Fells Road, a distinctly residential neighborhood where you can smell the salt air off the nearby beach.  Nestled against the pond at the dead end of the road you will find Spohr Gardens, decorated with old mill stones that lead you down a path lined with masses of many varieties of daffodil that run to the waters edge.  If you are lucky, you will see the swans that nest here this time of year, or one of the large hawks (red tail or osprey) will soar overhead.

The pond is lined with stones, and there is a small dock that invites you to sit and admire the view.  Along the pond’s edge are a collection of iron ship’s debris — anchors, kleats and much more all painted shiny black which look elegant when juxtaposed with the bright yellow daffodils and the clear blue pond.

Guests at the Woods Hole Passage walk out the front door and right on Ransom Road which dead ends for cars but has a walking trail connecting to Fells Road right where the garden begins, about five minutes stroll from the inn.  Others can drive and there is ample parking on Fells Road.

For the adventurous, bring or rent a canoe/kayak and experience the Cape Cod daffodils from the water.  Vacation is about exploring, finding yourself in new places, and these spring daffodils are an inspired place to start dreaming of summer.

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artsArts Alive, a 3-day celebration of the arts in Falmouth and the Upper Cape will take place on Friday, June 20, 5 to 9pm; Saturday, June 21, 10am to 9pm; and Sunday, June 22, 11am to 5pm, under three large tents on the Falmouth Library lawn. Attendees will enjoy 60 performances of theater, spoken word, dance and music for all tastes – jazz, classical, folk, fiddle and show tunes.

Additionally, 50 artisans and crafts people will exhibit their works on Shore St. extention adjacent to the library lawn. And the best part is, it’s free.  There will be a town dance on Friday night and a rock fest Saturday night.  Enjoy this free weekend of entertainment and art education June 20-22 -rain or shine!

Arts Alive is sponsored by ArtsFalmouth, an organization established in 2005 to support and promote art events and artists in and around Falmouth
artsArts Alive, a 3-day celebration of the arts in Falmouth and the Upper Cape will take place on Friday, June 20, 5 to 9pm; Saturday, June 21, 10am to 9pm; and Sunday, June 22, 11am to 5pm, under three large tents on the Falmouth Library lawn. Attendees will enjoy 60 performances of theater, spoken word, dance and music for all tastes – jazz, classical, folk, fiddle and show tunes.

Additionally, 50 artisans and crafts people will exhibit their works on Shore St. extention adjacent to the library lawn. And the best part is, it’s free.  There will be a town dance on Friday night and a rock fest Saturday night.  Enjoy this free weekend of entertainment and art education June 20-22 -rain or shine!

Arts Alive is sponsored by ArtsFalmouth, an organization established in 2005 to support and promote art events and artists in and around Falmouth
memorial day 9Memorial day is a perfect time to visit Cape Cod and Falmouth.  It’s the unofficial start of the incredible summer season here, with shops open, restaurants at the ready and Falmouth’s over 70 beaches waiting for you to explore.

Spring is a great time to visit, as there is plenty to  see and do without the hustle and bustle of July & August.  The National Cemetery is decked out to honor our fallen heroes.  Falmouth Main Street also shows it’s patriotic side, with flags waving and window boxes overflowing with spring flowers.

Falmouth beaches are wide open for you to take in the early summer sun & sand, with clear blue skies and vistas looking out over Buzzards Bay as well as views towards Martha’s Vineyard, the island three miles off our shore.  Visitors love to day trip to the Vineyard from here –there are several easy ferries to catch, one in Woods Hole and the others in Falmouth Harbor.

Why not take a long weekend to reflect & relax in beautiful Falmouth, MA on Cape Cod and let your friendly innkeeper guide you to the best restaurants, beaches and day trips that Falmouth has to offer?

About a half an hour drive from Falmouth are theg trees, and rhododendrons, including  the dramatic Dexter Rhododendrons, are highlights of the spring season.

Even if the weather doesn’t cooperate, there’s plenty to do and see at the Gardens.  Permanent exhibits include the American Art & Carousel Gallery, which houses a 1912 working carousel, and the Automobile Gallery, a replica of the Shaker Round Barn in Hancock, Massachusetts, which showcases a collection of antique automobiles.  A Special Exhibitions Gallery features a series of traveling exhibitions. The 2012 season kicks off with Norman Rockwell: Beyond the Easel, which opens on May 5th.

Spend a leisurely and delightful day at the Heritage Museums and Gardens and you’ll be back in Falmouth in plenty of time for dinner!
About a half an hour drive from Falmouth are the Heritage Museums and Gardens in Sandwich.  The site is made up of three galleries and 100 acres of gardens, lawns and outdoor spaces.  While the gardens are pleasant year-round,  there may be no better time of year to pay a visit than now.  Many varieties of daffodils, crab-apple and other flowering trees, and rhododendrons, including  the dramatic Dexter Rhododendrons, are highlights of the spring season.

Even if the weather doesn’t cooperate, there’s plenty to do and see at the Gardens.  Permanent exhibits include the American Art & Carousel Gallery, which houses a 1912 working carousel, and the Automobile Gallery, a replica of the Shaker Round Barn in Hancock, Massachusetts, which showcases a collection of antique automobiles.  A Special Exhibitions Gallery features a series of traveling exhibitions. The 2012 season kicks off with Norman Rockwell: Beyond the Easel, which opens on May 5th.

Spend a leisurely and delightful day at the Heritage Museums and Gardens and you’ll be back in Falmouth in plenty of  time for dinner!

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US flag hanging from a crane for Memorial Day Weekend.

Memorial Day Weekend in a Small Town

Guests and many Falmouth residents took time out of their busy Memorial Day Weekend holiday plans to remember those who gave their all, so that we can live in peace and freedom.

Falmouth’s Memorial Day event began at 9:45 AM, with participants lining up at the Village Green and parading down Main Street onto Memorial Lane in front of the Falmouth Public Library. Alan C. Beal was the unit commissioner for all Falmouth based Scouting units and was the parade marshal. Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts and Sea Scouts paraded with the honor guards from the Falmouth Police Department and the Falmouth Fire and Rescue Department. The Brian Boru Irish Pipe Band marched and played as did the Falmouth Schools Band.

One could say that the most unique thing in the parade was apiece of steel that was recovered from the World Trade Center after the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks. It was towed on a trailer and was displayed next to the American flag the fire department hung from one of its fire engines. The steel remnant will eventually be permanently located in front of the Falmouth Fire and Rescue headquarters on Main Street as part of a redesigned memorial.

Ahmed A. Mustafa, chairman of the Falmouth Veterans Council, served as master of ceremonies. He introduced Reverend David V. Calhoun, the chaplain for the police department and paster of John Wesley United Methodist Church who lead the audience in the opening prayer.

The combined Falmouth Public School band performed “The Star Spangled Banner”. Next two elementary school students lead the the audience in reciting the  “Pledge of Allegiance”.

At that point, the Greater Falmouth Mostly All-Male Men’s Chorus sang “America”.

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Crowd at the Memorial Day Weekend Ceremony, Cape Cod.

The keynote speaker was Patrick J. Dillon who served in the Marine Corps and is currently a reservist in the US Coast Guard. Following Mr Dillon’s speech, the choir sang the “Navy Hymn” and the roll call of the names of the 27 deceased Falmouth veterans listed at Memorial Lane were read. During the reading a bell tolled and the Brian Boru pipe band played “Amazing Grace” . When the roll call was completed, baskets of flowers were laid at the World War I and World War II memorials by the Falmouth Garden Club.

After the flower Baskets were placed ,”Taps” was played and a Coast Guard helicopter did a flyover. Next the Falmouth School Band played “America the Beautiful” followed by the closing prayer.

All Falmouth residence love “America the Beautiful” because it was written by Katherine Lee Bates, a native daughter, who wrote the poem in 1913, after taking a  across-country journey. The poem was later adapted to music by Samuel D. Ward.   After the adaptation, it became one of America’s favorite patriotic songs.

After the ceremony, a lunch was held at the Elks Lodge.

That, my friends is how “small town USA” celebrates Memorial Day Weekend. It is truly heart warming to see the crowd build each year. This is an extremely patriotic community and we are happy to be living and working in this wonderful town.

Cape Cod Marathon Running Weekend

Cape Cod Marathon starting gun.

Francis Wicks House. The watchman’s tour is for adults and children over 6 years accompanied by an adult.

Admission Children $3.00 Adults $5.00
Call (508) 548-4857 to reserve a time slot!

A Visit with the Night Watchman at Falmouth Museums on the Green

Saturday October 29th, 6:00 – 9:00 pm
Near All Hallows Eve, spirits and memories come alive in old houses after dark. Join the night watchman to see what spirits inhabit the Doctor Francis Wicks House. The watchman’s tour is for adults and children over 6 years accompanied by an adult.
Admission Children $3.00 Adults $5.00
Call (508) 548-4857 to reserve a time slot!

 

Falmouth Pays Tribute to Our Veterans

On November 11 The Town of Falmouth held its annual Veterans Day Ceremony.  The people of Falmouth and members of the Falmouth Bed and Breakfast Association,  honor our veterans and thank them for their service.