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Every Wednesday night through August the Falmouth Village Association plays a movie on a projector at dusk in Falmouth’s beautiful Peg Noonan Park.  Enjoy new movies like The Box Trolls as well as favorite classics like The Princess Bride. It’s the perfect excuse to cozy up under the stars and breathe some fresh air. Bring chairs and a blanket, grab some take-out from any of the unbelievable Main Street restaurants and enjoy your night out! Check Falmouth Village Association’s website for an up to day schedule of which movie is playing each week.
Farmer’s Markets are one of the most delicious parts of Cape Cod, and Falmouth is no exception. All week long, there are farmer’s markets across the area with the freshest local foods and most unique handmade wares. Because of the uncharacteristically long winter, many local farmers are finding their crops are a bit delayed which means we will be enjoying a beautiful summer bounty into the fall.

The Falmouth Farmer’s Market takes place each Thursday through October 8th from 12-6pm at Marine Park. The market features products exclusively from FFMCape Cod and Southeastern Mass. Enjoy locally grown and artisanally crafted vegetables, fruits, cheeses, lobsters, breads, pies, pastas, smoked fish, herbs, vegetable starts and ornamentals.

The Falmouth/Mashpee Green Harvest Organic Farmer’s Market happens on Tuesdays through October 13th from 12-4pm at the Cape Cod Fair Grounds. You’ll find local organic veggies, herbs, fruits, greens, pickles, organic/vegan gluten-free baked goods, olive oils, fruit tarts, wild picked berry jams and jellies, edible and medicinal mushrooms, local honey, artisanal cheeses, farm-fresh eggs, seafood, herbs, vegetables and organic/fair trade coffees. In addition to those irresistible edibles, there are flowering plants, locally made home goods and treats for kids and pets.

The Woods Hole Craft and Farmer’s Market takes place in the heart of Woods Hole Village every Saturday from 8am-3pm through October. This farmer’s market is home to creative arts and fresh local produce. Woods Hole village is located at the end of the Shining Sea Bike Path, a wonderful treat after a day of cycling! Tour the many artist’s tables and find the perfect piece of jewelry to commemorate your time on the Cape.

Make your stay in Falmouth last by taking home something fresh!

 

 

 

 

 

Bailey's By the Sea

Bailey’s By the Sea

Captain's Manor Inn

Captain’s Manor Inn


 

Bailey's By the Sea

Bailey’s By the Sea

Captain's Manor Inn

Captain’s Manor Inn


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Shop, dine, be pampered, or immerse yourself in history – all without leaving Main Street!

The shops on Main Street in Falmouth Village truly have it all. Have a dinner party to attend and need the perfect hostess gift? Shops like Homespun Gardens and Twigs offer an array of unique items from tableware to jewelry. Perhaps you’re in the market for an updated wardrobe? Maxwell & Co. carries a truly inspired collection of men’s and women’s clothing and each item purchased can be tailored on premises free of charge – they make shopping an artful experience. Main Street is also home to one of Cape Cod’s icons – The Black Dog which is the perfect spot to stop for gifts for those at home. It’s not a Cape Cod vacation without a black dog sweatshirt! Commemorate your vacation with a beautiful piece from Falmouth Jewelry Shop, a family owned and operated business that will help you find the perfect piece.

Dining is an event in itself on Main Street and if you want to try them all, you need to start early! After a delicious breakfast at your B&B, we suggest a light mid morning snack of freshly baked croissants and espresso at The Boulangerie Patisserie, Falmouth’s very own Parisian bakery. After you’ve shopped up an appetite, take a trip south of the border (but only across the street) for lunch and a margarita at Anejo’s Mexican Bistro and Tequila Bar  where you’ll experience incredibly authentic fare. If you’re in the mood for fine dining for dinner, we suggest La Osteria La Civetta for amazing hospitality and Italian food made with the freshest local ingredients. If you crave live music and cold beer, Liam Maguire’s Irish Pub has what you need featuring tons of great craft brews on tap and delicious pub style dishes.

As you saunter down Main Street between shopping and snacking, feel free to stop into Belezza, a full service salon and medspa for a soothing massage, luxurious pedicure, or a reinvigorating new hair style. You’ll leave relaxed, reenergized, and ready to continue your day on Main Street. Want to learn a little more about the amazing history of Falmouth? Continue onto Palmer Avenue and visit Falmouth Museums on the Green for a walking tour of the town, or catch a lecture in the beautiful cultural center.

Home to so many businesses unique to Falmouth, ample parking in the lots surrounding, and tons to do. Spend a day discovering all Main Street has to offer!

My granddaughter was visiting this past week & we were looking for something to do at night.   We decided to try the Movie Under the Stars held at Peg Noonan Park every Wednesday night. The movies are family oriented but with adult taste kept in mind. Just bring a beach chair or blanket & get ready to enjoy an evening out under the stars. There’s even a popcorn vendor!  What more could you want?   Did I mention it was free?!

The Cape Cod Marathon kicks off this Sunday, October 28th, with runners coming from all over the country and the world to experience what “Runners World” Magazine has called one of the top ten “most scenic” marathons in America.

The race, which starts and ends on the Falmouth Village Green conveniently located next to several of Falmouth’s B&B’s (see list for more info), winds past cranberry bogs, down to famous Woods Hole village, past Nobska Light and along several of Falmouth’s white sand beaches.  It is a challenging and truly stunning course.

Runners are encouraged to book early, as accommodations often sell out this weekend, and consider booking two nights or more to appreciate all Falmouth has to offer, and shower, rest and recuperate after the long run.

 
Highfield Hall has really gone to the dogs!

Set against the backdrop of this historic Falmouth property — built in 1872 as an extravagant family home, yet falling into disrepair and disuse until the town procured the property and its adjoining 700 acres via eminent domain in 2000 — the third annual Hounds at Highfield (held on Sunday June 26th) drew hordes of happy hounds and their handlers.

Events of the day included agility course demonstrations, tours of the property and adjoining Beebe Woods, face painting (for human attendees only), music, food, and vendors.

The Beebe family, original owners of Highfield Hall, were well known in Falmouth and beyond for their love of all creatures canine. The annual Hounds of Highfield event brings a bit of that love back to the storied estate, and shares it with the 21st century residents and their four-legged friends who feel the same.

Another great reason to visit Falmouth in the summertime!

 

House boats dot the harbor in Woods Hole, a village of Falmouth.

A trip to Falmouth is not complete without a visit to the fishing village of Woods Hole.  And once in Woods Hole there is plenty to see and do but don’t miss the house boats!

Early summer is the time that the house boats of Woods Hole move from their perch in the “Eel Pond” (as the totally enclosed harbor inside the drawbridge is called) out to their moorings in Woods Hole’s Great Harbor.

For the last few weeks, the drawbridge in Woods Hole has been occupied with the migration of these unique miniature houses, a slow march out to their spectacular perches looking out over all of Woods Hole.  Perilously close to the multi-million dollar houses of Penzance Point, these tiny cabins have some of the most spectacular views in town…plus no need for air conditioning; out on the water, it’s breezy and cool most days.

Visitors come by boat from as far as Martha’s Vineyard, Nantucket, Chatham to see this incredibly charming collection (and also to fish the Woods Hole gut which is arguably some of the best fishing on the East Coast).  You can see them from the land at Waterfront Park in Woods Hole, and also from the public dock next to the Woods Hole Aquarium.  A wonderful way to get to Woods Hole from most Falmouth locations is to ride the Shining Sea bikepath.

But the best way to see them up close is to get out in a boat, so ask your B&B host to help you set up a fishing charter or day sail for the most excellent snooping.  And in the meantime, here are a few more photos to inspire you.

Captain Kidd is said to have hung out in these waters...could he still be hiding in here?

The boats are moored next to a tiny island called "Devil's Foot."

House boats dot the harbor in Woods Hole, a village of Falmouth.

A trip to Falmouth is not complete without a visit to the fishing village of Woods Hole.  And once in Woods Hole there is plenty to see and do but don’t miss the house boats!

Early summer is the time that the house boats of Woods Hole move from their perch in the “Eel Pond” (as the totally enclosed harbor inside the drawbridge is called) out to their moorings in Woods Hole’s Great Harbor.

For the last few weeks, the drawbridge in Woods Hole has been occupied with the migration of these unique miniature houses, a slow march out to their spectacular perches looking out over all of Woods Hole.  Perilously close to the multi-million dollar houses of Penzance Point, these tiny cabins have some of the most spectacular views in town…plus no need for air conditioning; out on the water, it’s breezy and cool most days.

Visitors come by boat from as far as Martha’s Vineyard, Nantucket, Chatham to see this incredibly charming collection (and also to fish the Woods Hole gut which is arguably some of the best fishing on the East Coast).  You can see them from the land at Waterfront Park in Woods Hole, and also from the public dock next to the Woods Hole Aquarium.  A wonderful way to get to Woods Hole from most Falmouth locations is to ride the Shining Sea bikepath.

But the best way to see them up close is to get out in a boat, so ask your B&B host to help you set up a fishing charter or day sail for the most excellent snooping.  And in the meantime, here are a few more photos to inspire you.

Captain Kidd is said to have hung out in these waters...could he still be hiding in here?

The boats are moored next to a tiny island called "Devil's Foot."

House boats dot the harbor in Woods Hole, a village of Falmouth.

A trip to Falmouth is not complete without a visit to the fishing village of Woods Hole.  And once in Woods Hole there is plenty to see and do but don’t miss the house boats!

Early summer is the time that the house boats of Woods Hole move from their perch in the “Eel Pond” (as the totally enclosed harbor inside the drawbridge is called) out to their moorings in Woods Hole’s Great Harbor.

For the last few weeks, the drawbridge in Woods Hole has been occupied with the migration of these unique miniature houses, a slow march out to their spectacular perches looking out over all of Woods Hole.  Perilously close to the multi-million dollar houses of Penzance Point, these tiny cabins have some of the most spectacular views in town…plus no need for air conditioning; out on the water, it’s breezy and cool most days.

Visitors come by boat from as far as Martha’s Vineyard, Nantucket, Chatham to see this incredibly charming collection (and also to fish the Woods Hole gut which is arguably some of the best fishing on the East Coast).  You can see them from the land at Waterfront Park in Woods Hole, and also from the public dock next to the Woods Hole Aquarium.  A wonderful way to get to Woods Hole from most Falmouth locations is to ride the Shining Sea bikepath.

But the best way to see them up close is to get out in a boat, so ask your B&B host to help you set up a fishing charter or day sail for the most excellent snooping.  And in the meantime, here are a few more photos to inspire you.

Captain Kidd is said to have hung out in these waters...could he still be hiding in here?

The boats are moored next to a tiny island called "Devil's Foot."


Exploring the Shining Sea bike path is fun in the summer months, rain or shine.  This eleven-mile dedicated bike path is one of the top reasons to visit our town, and in summer it is warm enough to explore even on a stormy day.

The bike path runs along the path of the old railroad tracks, a dedicated right of way that is not near the road so it is a wonderfully peaceful place to bicycle or walk.  It was first converted to this public use over a decade ago and named after Katherine Lee Bates who grew up in Falmouth and later wrote “America the Beautiful.”  (As an aside, her homestead is lovingly restored on the Falmouth Green and also well worth taking a peek at.)

Today was windy, but guests of Falmouth bed and breakfasts venture out on the bike path in all kinds of weather.  The initial stretch from Woods Hole is in the forest for about a mile, with peek-a-boo views into the backyards of multi-million dollar beachfront estates.  Then it breaks out onto the incredible vista of Surf Drive, a several mile-long beach that looks out over Martha’s Vineyard and all the way up to Falmouth harbor.  The waves crash across the beach on windy days and the views are pretty dramatic rain or shine.

The bike path then cuts away from Vineyard Sound and towards Buzzard Bay and passes several salt marsh sanctuaries that make nice stops to walk and see the shore birds.

At about the three mile marker, the path crosses the middle of Falmouth village, close to the Falmouth Green (and Katherine Lee Bates house).  This is a nice place to stop for a cup of coffee at the locally-run “Coffee Obsession” or bear off the path for a few minutes of shopping on Main Street.

If you continue onwards (and there are still eight more miles!) you will come to the Sippewisset Marsh at about the five mile mark.  Here, there are dramatic views over the marshland that the native Wampanoags called “place of the brook.”  History buffs will appreciate that Rachel Carson did all her original research for “Silent Spring” right here, and the bike path offers a wonderful view of it (see photo above).

Continuing on, you come to West Falmouth, which is close to Chappaquoit Beach.  Stop by the Beach Rose Inn for a bite at the Bike Rack Bistro before continuing on to the end of the path in North Falmouth.  The trip back is easier (unless the wind is blowing hard from the Southwest) as it is slightly downhill the whole way.  If you make it back to Woods Hole, don’t miss a lobster taco at Quicks Hole.  After 22 miles on your bike, you deserve it!

 

The boats are moored next to a tiny island called "Devil's Foot."

A trip to Falmouth is not complete without a visit to the fishing village of Woods Hole.  And once in Woods Hole there is plenty to see and do but don’t miss the house boats!

Early summer is the time that the house boats of Woods Hole move from their perch in the “Eel Pond” (as the totally enclosed harbor inside the drawbridge is called) out to their moorings in Woods Hole’s Great Harbor.

For the last few weeks, the drawbridge in Woods Hole has been occupied with the migration of these unique miniature houses, a slow march out to their spectacular perches looking out over all of Woods Hole.  Perilously close to the multi-million dollar houses of Penzance Point, these tiny cabins have some of the most spectacular views in town…plus no need for air conditioning; out on the water, it’s breezy and cool most days.

Visitors come by boat from as far as Martha’s Vineyard, Nantucket, Chatham to see this incredibly charming collection (and also to fish the Woods Hole gut which is arguably some of the best fishing on the East Coast).  You can see them from the land at Waterfront Park in Woods Hole, and also from the public dock next to the Woods Hole Aquarium.  A wonderful way to get to Woods Hole from most Falmouth locations is to ride the Shining Sea bikepath.

Captain Kidd is said to have hung out in these waters...could he still be hiding in here?

But the best way to see them up close is to get out in a boat, so ask your B&B host to help you set up a fishing charter or day sail for the most excellent snooping.  And in the meantime, here are a few more photos to inspire you.