Many towns on Cape Cod are extremely seasonal, and seem largely vacant in the off season. Woods Hole and Falmouth are definite exceptions to this perception. When you visit our slice of Cape Cod, you’ll be able to experience incredible dining opportunities regardless of the time of year! Even in the winter months, you can feast on local, fresh cuisine that will warm you to the core. Here are a few of the year round options:

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The Captain Kidd is open seven days a week for lunch and dinner, year round. In addition to local seafood, mouth-watering steaks and a wide array of appetizers, raw bar, daily specials, pizza and more – you can enjoy breathtaking views of Eel Pond Harbor from any one of their comfortable dining areas. Choose from a number of hand-crafted cocktails or from the twelve beers on tap at their century old bar.

 

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Open every day except Christmas, Pie in the Sky Bakery & Internet Cafe is right at the end of the Shining Sea Bike Path
and just a one minute walk from the Martha’s Vineyard ferry terminal. Open until 10pm every night, this cafe has got the fix for any craving you might be having. Their coffees, espresso, and cocoa drinks are made from freshly ground, 100% Organic & Fair Trade Dean’s Beans that they roast themselves. The hearty, made to order sandwiches together with homemade soups, quiche, and salads make the perfect addition to any adventure, regardless of the season.

 

 
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Main Street in Falmouth offers many year round dining options, like La Cucina Sul Mare, which offers flavors of Northern Italy and the Mediterranean. Their signature dishes prepared by chef/owner Mark Cliffone include classics like lasagna al forgo, braised lamb shank, oso buco, lobster far diavlo over linguine, zuppa de pesce, rigatoni a la vodka, chicken parmesan and veal piccata.

The interior of the space is richly decorated with hand painted murals, classic tin ceilings and picture windows that overlook the hustle and bustle of main street. When dining at La Cucina, be sure to save room for one of their outstanding homemade desserts.

 

 
aIn the mood for Mexican? Main Street in Falmouth is also home to Anejo’s Mexican Bistro and Tequila Bar. Open year round, you can be transported to the warm flavors of Mexico regardless of the season. Locally sourced, authentic south of the border cuisine paired with unique and inspired cocktails like the cucumber margarita, will make any night in February seem as warm as a night in July. In addition to incredible food an drink, Anejo Mexican Bistro is proud to display the works of renowned local artist, Sarah Holl. Sarah is a principal in the family owned Scargo Pottery & Art Gallery in Dennis, and was recently commissioned to produce large scale ceramic tile installations for both Cape Cod Hospital and Children’s Hospital in Boston.

Regardless of the season, you certainly won’t go hungry in Falmouth or Wood’s Hole. This part of Cape Cod is proud to play host to a vibrant year round community of people who love good food almost as much as they love the beach. Join us this off season, for a quietly delicious stay on Cape Cod.

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 beautiful summer crops 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 raw and 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, 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 some of the delicious local bounty. Farmer’s markets are one of the best ways to be a locavore. The vegetables are fresh, the goods are handmade, and what beats shopping on the sea?

 

 

 

 
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 some of the delicious local bounty. Farmer’s markets are one of the best ways to be a locavore. The vegetables are fresh, the goods are handmade, and what beats shopping on the sea?

 

 

 

 
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!

 

 

 

 

Five Great Places to Leaf Peep

1. Nickerson State Park, Brewstercliffpondbeachbrewstercapecod4251

Get a completely different Cape Cod experience than you’re used to at Nickerson State Park where you’ll be completely surrounded by woods. Nickerson’s 1900 acres offers eight miles of roads, hiking trails, and an eight mile bike path that connects to the 22 mile Cape Cod Rail Trail. The woods slope down to eight crystal clear ‘kettle ponds’ which are among more than 300 formed as glaciers retreated from the Cape over 10,000 years ago.

2. Old King’s Highway (6A)

Route 6A, which is on the northern, or bay side, of Cape Cod, winds its way through some of the oldest villages in America, including Bourne, Sandwich, Barnstable, Yarmouth, Dennis, Brewster and Orleans. Many of the homes and churches along this tree-shaded road are listed on the National Register of Historic Places. There are also several beaches nearby including Sandy Neck and Sandwich Town Beach if you’d like to stop for a picnic with a view.

3. Waskosim’s Rock Reservation, Martha’s Vineyard

Remnants of the 17th century homestead of James Allen, the first patentee of Tisbury, can be found in the spacious fields of Waskosim. This is the perfect spot for nature study, hiking, picnicking, mountain-biking, horseback-riding, dog-walking (leashes required within half-mile of trailhead), and leaf peeping.

4. The Knob, Woods Hole14883511093_c3f0c762fd_b

Thee Knob, continues to be a major attraction to the public for its nature walk, birding, marsh, coastal bank and its spectacular views of Quissett Harbor and Buzzards Bay. Walk along the winding trails, stop at the end for a panoramic view of the ocean.

5. Waquoit Bay National Estuarine, Falmouth & Mashpee

The best of both worlds, the sand and the land can be found at the various properties that make up the Waquoit Bay National Estuarine. There are marked walking trails located at the Reserve Headquarters, the Quashnet River area, South Cape Beach State Park, Abigail’s Brook, and Washburn Island (click here for Tour of the Reserve locations). Try one or two, or spend a day enjoying them all!

 

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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!

 

 

 

 

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?

April and May in Falmouth are the official kick off to our warm weather season. Join us for a long weekend as we celebrate spring with something for everyone.

Arrive in time for Spohr Gardens’ annual Daffodil Days event and you won’t be disappointed. This incredible six-acre garden sits on Oyster Pond and while open year round, the last two Saturdays in April promise thousands upon thousands of daffodils! Daffodil Days has been a tradition at the gardens since 2004, and in the years since, the town has banded together to plant daffodils all over Falmouth. Come for a long weekend and embark on a daffodil tour.

Spohr Gardens is walkable (or kayak/canoe-able) from the B&B’s in Falmouth, and admission is free while donations are appreciated.

From voting on your favorite May basket, to retail sales and dining specials, Falmouth Village Blooming (May 1st – 10th) can’t be missed. The first weekend will include a kids spring hat weekend, and an estate walk on the 3rd at Highfield Hall. There’s a lot going on May 5th; celebrate Cinco De Mayo with Anejo’s (the best Mexican food in town) who will be closing the street next to their restaurant and serving $5 burritos and margaritas with music to match. There’s also a May garden basket design workshop with Anna Holmes on the 5th from 6-8pm. On May 8th, The Locket Project sponsored by View Photography will exhibit “Calling All Heros”, a series of photos depicting special relationships between young boys and the men in their lives. There will be a beautiful story time on May 9th at Eight Cousins Book Store. Come enjoy a reading of Guess How Much I Love You and take photos with Little Nut Brown Hare.

Falmouth Village Blooming will go out with a bang on May 10th with the most incredible garden tour. The Falmouth B&B Association will open their gardens for tours and mini-workshops. Visit Captain’s Manor Inn to learn how cattle troughs are quickly becoming the next big trend in gardening. Saunter over to Palmer House Inn to learn to plant successful container gardens (refreshments provided). Bring the kids to Woods Hole Passage to participate in a child centered garden project and be sure to stop by Woods Hole Inn and Bailey’s by the Sea to enjoy tea and cookies on the porch.

However you like to celebrate spring, Falmouth has you covered!

THE SCARECROWS ARE COMING TO ‘FRIENDLY FALMOUTH’!!

As we say farewell to our beautiful summer season and greet the sweet scent of the honeysuckle that is in bloom everywhere, we know that we will be raking leaves, and there are an abundance of them this year, in the very near DSCN1515 !!

The word around Falmouth is that the ‘SCARECROWS’ are returning to be the official greeters to all who visit out wonderful little town in late October!

Lots of fun and creative happenings are in store for all of our visitors!

September 28-29:   ‘Falmouth Dream Cruise By the Sea’ Car Show Weekend – Classic automobiles from every era show off their charm – a must for car buffs!

October 4-6: ‘Jazz Fest Falmouth’ – join our talented musicians during their evening stroll as they entertain you while wandering along Main Street deciding which wonderful restaurant you should enjoy!

October 12: ‘Bourne Farm Day’ – Come pick your very own pumpkin, pony rides, hayrides, kayaks and paddle boats in the pond.

October 27-28: Cape Cod Marathon – They come from everywhere – sneakers slung over their shoulders, backpacks, water bottles and – most importantly – a lot of wonderful energy!!

Falmouth B&B Association eagerly await their fall visitors. You can be assured that there will be lots of apple and cranberry delicacies on their breakfast menu while each individual innkeeper boasts the most delicious pumpkin bread. You will just have to come on down and find out for yourselves!!
THE SCARECROWS ARE COMING TO ‘FRIENDLY FALMOUTH’!!

As we say farewell to our beautiful summer season and greet the sweet scent of the honeysuckle that is in bloom everywhere, we know that we will be raking leaves, and there are an abundance of them this year, in the very near DSCN1515 !!

The word around Falmouth is that the ‘SCARECROWS’ are returning to be the official greeters to all who visit out wonderful little town in late October!

Lots of fun and creative happenings are in store for all of our visitors!

September 28-29:   ‘Falmouth Dream Cruise By the Sea’ Car Show Weekend – Classic automobiles from every era show off their charm – a must for car buffs!

October 4-6: ‘Jazz Fest Falmouth’ – join our talented musicians during their evening stroll as they entertain you while wandering along Main Street deciding which wonderful restaurant you should enjoy!

October 12: ‘Bourne Farm Day’ – Come pick your very own pumpkin, pony rides, hayrides, kayaks and paddle boats in the pond.

October 27-28: Cape Cod Marathon – They come from everywhere – sneakers slung over their shoulders, backpacks, water bottles and – most importantly – a lot of wonderful energy!!

Falmouth B&B Association eagerly await their fall visitors. You can be assured that there will be lots of apple and cranberry delicacies on their breakfast menu while each individual innkeeper boasts the most delicious pumpkin bread. You will just have to come on down and find out for yourselves!!
THE SCARECROWS ARE COMING TO ‘FRIENDLY FALMOUTH’!! As we say farewell to our beautiful summer season and greet the sweet scent of the honeysuckle that is in bloom everywhere, we know that we will be raking leaves,
and there are an abundance of them this year, in the very near DSCN1515 !! The word around Falmouth is that the ‘SCARECROWS’ are returning to be the official greeters to all who visit out wonderful little town in late October! Lots of fun and creative happenings are in store for all of our visitors! September 28-29:   ‘Falmouth Dream Cruise By the Sea’ Car Show Weekend – Classic automobiles from every era show off their charm – a must for car buffs! October 4-6: ‘Jazz Fest Falmouth’ – join our talented musicians during their evening stroll as they entertain you while wandering along Main Street deciding which wonderful restaurant you should enjoy! October 12: ‘Bourne Farm Day’ – Come pick your very own pumpkin, pony rides, hayrides, kayaks and paddle boats in the pond. October 27-28: Cape Cod Marathon – They come from everywhere – sneakers slung over their shoulders, backpacks, water bottles and – most importantly – a lot of wonderful energy!! Falmouth B&B Association eagerly await their fall visitors. You can be assured that there will be lots of apple and cranberry delicacies on their breakfast menu while each individual innkeeper boasts the most delicious pumpkin bread. You will just have to come on down and find out for yourselves!!
THE SCARECROWS ARE COMING TO ‘FRIENDLY FALMOUTH’!! As we say farewell to our beautiful summer season and greet the sweet scent of the honeysuckle that is in bloom everywhere, we know that we will be raking leaves, and there are an abundance of them this year, in the very near future!!DSCN1515 The word around Falmouth is that the ‘SCARECROWS’ are returning to be the official greeters to all who visit out wonderful little town in late October! Lots of fun and creative happenings are in store for all of our visitors! September 28-29:   ‘Falmouth Dream Cruise By the Sea’ Car Show Weekend – Classic automobiles from every era show off their charm – a must for car buffs! October 4-6: ‘Jazz Fest Falmouth’ – join our talented musicians during their evening stroll as they entertain you while wandering along Main Street deciding which wonderful restaurant you should enjoy! October 12: ‘Bourne Farm Day’ – Come pick your very own pumpkin, pony rides, hayrides, kayaks and paddle boats in the pond. October 27-28: Cape Cod Marathon – They come from everywhere – sneakers slung over their shoulders, backpacks, water bottles and – most importantly – a lot of wonderful energy!! Falmouth B&B Association eagerly await their fall visitors. You can be assured that there will be lots of apple and cranberry delicacies on their breakfast menu while each individual innkeeper boasts the most delicious pumpkin bread. You will just have to come on down and find out for yourselves!!

Falmouth is a wonderful location to visit for New Year’s.

Several of the members of the Falmouth Bed and Breakfast Association are open, festively decorated, and eager to give you suggestions and make reservations where to celebrate the ringing in of 2015. All of our members that are open are within an easy stroll of restaurants where festivities will be taking place. After an evening of good cheer, make your way back to the inn of your choice and a warm cozy room, where the covers have been turned down and chocolates placed on the side table.

Restaurants that will be open and taking reservations are:

  • Anejo Mexican Bistro & Tequila Bar  188 Main Street, Falmouth Village  508-388-7691
  • Bear in Boots Gastropub  285 Main Street, Falmouth Village 508-444-5811
  • C-Salt Wine Bar & Grill  75 Davis Straits, Falmouth, 774-763-2954
  • Coonamessett Inn on Jones Pond  311 Gifford Street, Falmouth  508-548-2300
  • La Cucina sul Mare  237 Main Street Falmouth Village  508-548-5600
  • Liam Maguire’s Irish Pub  273 Main Street Falmouth Village,  508-548-0285
  • Osteria la Civetta  133 Main Street, Falmouth Village 508-540-1616
  • The Quarterdeck  164 Main Street, Falmouth Village,  508-548-9900
  • Quicks Hole Tavern  29 Railroad Avenue, Woods Hole  508-495-0048
  • Stone L’Oven 271 Main Street Falmouth Village  508 548-1222
  • The Glass Onion  37 North Main Street, Queen’s Buyway, Falmouth Village  508-540-3730
  • The Waterfront at Captain Kidd  77 Water Street, Woods Hole, 508-548-8563

The members of the Falmouth Bed And Breakfast association that will be open are:

Falmouth is a wonderful location to visit for New Year’s.

Several of the members of the Falmouth Bed and Breakfast Association are open, festively decorated, and eager to give you suggestions and make reservations where to celebrate the ringing in of 2015. All of our members that are open are within an easy stroll of restaurants where festivities will be taking place. After an evening of good cheer, make your way back to the inn of your choice and a warm cozy room, where the covers have been turned down and chocolates placed on the side table.

Restaurants that will be open and taking reservations are:

  • Anejo Mexican Bistro & Tequila Bar  188 Main Street, Falmouth Village  508-388-7691
  • Bear in Boots Gastropub  285 Main Street, Falmouth Village 508-444-5811
  • C-Salt Wine Bar & Grill  75 Davis Straits, Falmouth, 774-763-2954
  • Coonamessett Inn on Jones Pond  311 Gifford Street, Falmouth  508-548-2300
  • La Cucina sul Mare  237 Main Street Falmouth Village  508-548-5600
  • Liam Maguire’s Irish Pub  273 Main Street Falmouth Village,  508-548-0285
  • Osteria la Civetta  133 Main Street, Falmouth Village 508-540-1616
  • The Quarterdeck  164 Main Street, Falmouth Village,  508-548-9900
  • Quicks Hole Tavern  29 Railroad Avenue, Woods Hole  508-495-0048
  • Stone L’Oven 271 Main Street Falmouth Village  508 548-1222
  • The Glass Onion  37 North Main Street, Queen’s Buyway, Falmouth Village  508-540-3730
  • The Waterfront at Captain Kidd  77 Water Street, Woods Hole, 508-548-8563

The members of the Falmouth Bed And Breakfast association that will be open are:

Nobska&moonThe holidays truly are the most wonderful time of the year in Falmouth, Cape Cod.  Our village main street and its numerous shops, restaurants and bed and breakfast inns, are decked out in full holiday splendor.  Much of the activity centers around  the annual Holidays-by-the-Sea weekend December 5-7.  The weekend kicks off with caroling at Nobska Lighthouse on Friday evening.  Santa’s arrival by boat at the Falmouth harbor is always a delight as is the lighting of the Village Green on Saturday evening.  The biggest event of the weekend takes place on Sunday as the biggest Christmas parade in southeastern Massachusetts kicks off at noon.  There is something for everyone in this beautiful seaside village. We invite you to celebrate the holiday season in Falmouth, our traditional New England town.

Falmouth Mass on Cape CodArtist Lance Shinkle, a long time Falmouth Mass resident, carved and painted the incredible horses for this carousel which also is covered with beautiful paintings of favorite Falmouth activities like jumping of the Menahaunt Bridge, walking the Knob and Nobska Lighthouse.

Each horse is assembled like a butcher block with white pine from the Cataumet Sawmill, then sculpted first with a chain saw, then chisels and finally sandpaper.  Mr. Shinkle carved and hand-painted this incredible collection over 20 years ago.  What a life’s work!   This is the first summer it has been up and running as a real carousel in Falmouth.

Located right near Falmouth’s charming Main Street in front of the Mullen Hall School, the Carousel of Light offers fun for all ages in the summertime.  The Carousel will be closed up for the season in late August so hurry over for your late summer ride.  Hopefully, the Carousel will find a more permanent location in Falmouth in the near future!

 

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Falmouth Mass on Cape CodArtist Lance Shinkle, a long time Falmouth Mass resident, carved and painted the incredible horses for this carousel which also is covered with beautiful paintings of favorite Falmouth activities like jumping of the Menahaunt Bridge, walking the Knob and Nobska Lighthouse.

Each horse is assembled like a butcher block with white pine from the Cataumet Sawmill, then sculpted first with a chain saw, then chisels and finally sandpaper.  Mr. Shinkle carved and hand-painted this incredible collection over 20 years ago.  What a life’s work!   This is the first summer it has been up and running as a real carousel in Falmouth.

Located right near Falmouth’s charming Main Street in front of the Mullen Hall School, the Carousel of Light offers fun for all ages in the summertime.  The Carousel will be closed up for the season in late August so hurry over for your late summer ride.  Hopefully, the Carousel will find a more permanent location in Falmouth in the near future!

 

 

 

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Falmouth Mass on Cape CodArtist Lance Shinkle, a long time Falmouth Mass resident, carved and painted the incredible horses for this carousel which also is covered with beautiful paintings of favorite Falmouth activities like jumping of the Menahaunt Bridge, walking the Knob and Nobska Lighthouse.

Each horse is assembled like a butcher block with white pine from the Cataumet Sawmill, then sculpted first with a chain saw, then chisels and finally sandpaper.  Mr. Shinkle carved and hand-painted this incredible collection over 20 years ago.  What a life’s work!   This is the first summer it has been up and running as a real carousel in Falmouth.

Located right near Falmouth’s charming Main Street in front of the Mullen Hall School, the Carousel of Light offers fun for all ages in the summertime.  The Carousel will be closed up for the season in late August so hurry over for your late summer ride.  Hopefully, the Carousel will find a more permanent location in Falmouth in the near future!

 

 

 

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Falmouth Mass on Cape CodArtist Lance Shinkle — a long time Falmouth Mass resident — carved and painted the incredible horses for this “Carousel of Light” which also is covered with beautiful paintings of favorite Falmouth activities like jumping off the Menahaunt Bridge, walking the Knob and strolling Nobska Lighthouse.

Mr. Shinkle carved and hand-painted this collection over 20 years ago, each horse assembled like butcher block with white pine, then sculpted first with a chain saw, then chisels and finally sandpaper.  What a life’s work!

Located right near Falmouth’s charming Main Street in front of the Mullen Hall School, the Carousel of Light offers fun for all ages in the summertime.  The Carousel will be closed up for the season in late August so hurry over for your late summer ride. Rides are $3 per person and donati

Hopefully, the Carousel will find a more permanent location in Falmouth in the near future!

 

 

 

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Falmouth Mass on Cape CodArtist Lance Shinkle — a long time Falmouth Mass resident — carved and painted the incredible horses for this “Carousel of Light” which also is covered with beautiful paintings of favorite Falmouth activities like jumping off the Menahaunt Bridge, walking the Knob and strolling Nobska Lighthouse.

Mr. Shinkle carved and hand-painted this collection over 20 years ago, each horse assembled like butcher block with white pine, then sculpted first with a chain saw, then chisels and finally sandpaper.  What a life’s work!

Located right near Falmouth’s charming Main Street in front of the Mullen Hall School, the Carousel of Light offers fun for all ages in the summertime.  The Carousel will be closed up for the season in late August so hurry over for your late summer ride. Rides are $3 per person and donations to the future of the Carousel are encouraged.

Hopefully, the Carousel will find a more permanent location in Falmouth in the near future!

 

 

 

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Woods Hole start lineAugust is all about the Falmouth Road Race here in Falmouth, MA on Cape Cod.  This race started over 40 years ago as a bar bet between a popular bartender and a few pals, and has grown into one of the most important summer races in the US.

This year there were about 11, 000 entries including elite runners from all over the world that use the 7 mile course to qualify for the New York Marathon and other races.  With significant prize money on the table and one of the most beautiful courses in America, what’s not to like about the Falmouth Road Race?

Falmouth comes together the day of the race with the course lined with spectators.  The seven mile course starts in Woods Hole at the drawbridge and goes past Nobska Lighthouse, along Surf Drive, past Falmouth Harbor ending in Falmouth Heights near the British Beer Company, a popular local watering hole (and birthplace of the race so many moons ago).

This year was sunny but not too hot and the race went off without a hitch.  Planning to come next year either as a runner or spectator?  Book your B&B now, as the popularity of this weekend is supreme.

 

676c6c”>price and as such it boasts many beaches running on both sides of town.  On the Vineyard Sound side of Falmouth, facing the island of Martha’s Vineyard is one of Falmouth’s best-known beaches called Surf Drive Beach.

This three mile stretch of sand runs from Falmouth Harbor west and southwest all the way to the shadow of Nobska Lighthouse, and most of it is open to the public.  There are three public parking lots — the first is at the end of Shore Street, walking distance from Main Street in Falmouth where you will find all the shops and restaurants.  This is also where daily and annual stickers can be purchased for all other beach parking in town.  In summer, a day pass to Falmouth parking is $10 and can also be purchased at the front desk of your local B&B.  There is also public parking for Surf Drive Beach at Walker Street and Trunk River.

Another great way to get to Surf Drive Beach is to take the Shining Sea bike path which runs eleven miles from Woods Hole to North Falmouth.  For a section of this charming bike path, you are riding right along Surf Drive beach near Trunk River.  This is a great excursion from you local B&B to explore Falmouth beaches.  If you are in Falmouth, pack a picnic from the Bean and Cod, Parkside or the Pickle Jar.  Staying in Woods Hole?  Try  Jimmy’s, Pie in the Sky, Woods Hole Market or Quicks Hole for take out sandwiches and more.

Visiting Surf Drive Beach for the day just might be the best thing you do this summer!  Book now to beat the heat on Falmouth’s beautiful beaches.

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Captain KiddThe Captain Kidd is a famous old-school bar down in Woods Hole which closed this winter for a thorough renovation, re-opening this week to great reviews and happy customers in the beautiful old barn-like space on the waterfront in Woods Hole.  With nautical themed banquettes, great wall art including the old sign for the famous “Leeside” (now just a memory but once owned by this family), and a dock filled with tables for dining al fresco, the Captain Kidd is the new place to be in Woods Hole.

Summertime favorites like steamed lobster, oysters on the half shell, baby back ribs with mac and cheese, fresh salads and much more define this fresh take on classic Cape Cod fare.  Especially attractive is the enamelware pot for the tableside presentation of steamed lobster –  Adorable.

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On opening night, guests packed every nook and cranny of the bar/restaurant, with people clustered along the waterfront tables enjoying the sunset over the Eel Pond. With many seats spread over several areas and a central kitchen, the delicious food was coming out steadily and the hum of happy customers was filling the room.

While parking in Woods Hole can be challenging, your local innkeeper will help you with several proven strategies — there is parking on Water Street on weekends in the lot next to Coffee O, at the Fisheries and in the MBL lot next to the Eel Pond.  All three locations are easy walks to the Captain Kidd.  There are also over 100 metered spaces in Woods Hole, and the meters are free after 6 pm.

Another way to get to Woods Hole in summer is to take the WHOOSH trolley from Main Street, or hop the Palmer Ave bus which connects the Steamship Authority parking lots to the ferry terminal.  The WHOOSH costs $1 and the Palmer is free.  Note that both stop running about 10 pm but Falmouth Taxi will take you home after that.  The taxi stand is in front of the ferry terminal.

Finally, many people bike the three miles to Woods Hole on the safe Shining Sea Bike Path.  Grab a flashlight from your innkeeper for the ride home.

There are so many ways to get to Woods Hole, and all are worth it for a meal on the water at a nice place like the Captain Kidd.

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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?
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Falmouth is a peninsula, and as such it boasts many beaches running on both sides of town.  On the Vineyard Sound side of Falmouth, facing the island of Martha’s Vineyard is one of Falmouth’s best-known beaches called Surf Drive Beach.

This three mile stretch of sand runs from Falmouth Harbor west and southwest all the way to the shadow of Nobska Lighthouse, and most of it is open to the public.  There are three public parking lots — the first is at the end of Shore Street, walking distance from Main Street in Falmouth where you will find all the shops and restaurants.  This is also where daily and annual stickers can be purchased for all other beach parking in town.  In summer, a day pass to Falmouth parking is $10 and can also be purchased at the front desk of your local B&B.  There is also public parking for Surf Drive Beach at Walker Street and Trunk River.

Another great way to get to Surf Drive Beach is to take the Shining Sea bike path which runs eleven miles from Woods Hole to North Falmouth.  For a section of this charming bike path, you are riding right along Surf Drive beach near Trunk River.  This is a great excursion from you local B&B to explore Falmouth beaches.  If you are in Falmouth, pack a picnic from the Bean and Cod, Parkside or the Pickle Jar.  Staying in Woods Hole?  Try  Jimmy’s, Pie in the Sky, Woods Hole Market or Quicks Hole for take out sandwiches and more.

Visiting Surf Drive Beach for the day just might be the best thing you do this summer!  Book now to beat the heat on Falmouth’s beautiful beaches.

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Liam Maguire

Liam Maguire

 

On Thursday February 27th Liam Maguire’s Irish Pub & Restaurant was closed for a private party. That morning the four Maguires; Liam, with his wife Deb and their sons Rory and Shea, traveled to Faneuil Hall in Boston to be sworn in as an American citizen. There were over 300 other immigrants becoming citizens that day. Deb Maguire described the ceremony as inspiring.

Liam is 72 years old and has lived and worked in Falmouth for 20 years. There were over 50 people at the party and a fine time was had by all. The party was a complete surprise to him. As he and Deb were driving into Falmouth after encountering a blinding snow squall on the way home from Boston, Liam announced, that he wanted to go home in order to take a nap to prepare for his scheduled performance that evening. Deb fortunately was able to convince him to stop by the pub on their way to the house. We can only imagine his surprise when he saw the red, white and blue bunting decorating the pub’s exterior.

Liam told reporters, “I am happy to be an American. I’ve lived here a long time and it’s about time I become a citizen.” None of us could figure out why it took so long for him to apply for citizenship. The explanation was that he has been busy and just had not taken the time to fill out the papers. Liam said, “It was the land of opportunity, that is why everyone came to America. There was work. I didn’t leave to stay. I left to work and I got more work and more work and all of a sudden, I ended up staying. This is my home now. I’ve lived here 20 years.”

Liam went on to talk about how he eventually found his niche in Falmouth. He talked about the strife in Northern Ireland where he lived up until he turned 20. He was born in Glasgow, Scotland in 1941.  He and his twin brother were only 3 weeks old when the Nazis bombed his village. At that time his father, who was originally from Northern Ireland decided to move back to his homeland. That was where Liam would spend his youth. At the age of 20 he traveled to London to work, then to Spain, then to Germany and finally back to Ireland. He played music as a profession, mostly as a solo performer but occasionally with bands. To this day he continues to play traditional Irish music. After working as a musician and balladeer, he was offered work in the US and Canada. He goes on to talk about all of the work that was offered to him in America that  made him think that this is where he should make his home. He says, “I think I’ve toured most of the United States. Alaska is the only state I haven’t been to.”

Falmouth is looking forward to a wonderful St. Patrick’s Day celebration and Liam Maguire’s Pub will be one of many business and B&Bs celebrating. 

Liam Maguire

Liam Maguire

 

On Thursday February 27th Liam Maguire’s Irish Pub & Restaurant was closed for a private party. That morning the four Maguires; Liam, with his wife Deb and their sons Rory and Shea, traveled to Faneuil Hall in Boston to be sworn in as an American citizen. There were over 300 other immigrants becoming citizens that day. Deb Maguire described the ceremony as inspiring.

Liam is 72 years old and has lived and worked in Falmouth for 20 years. There were over 50 people at the party and a fine time was had by all. The party was a complete surprise to him. As he and Deb were driving into Falmouth after encountering a blinding snow squall on the way home from Boston, Liam announced, that he wanted to go home in order to take a nap to prepare for his scheduled performance that evening. Deb fortunately was able to convince him to stop by the pub on their way to the house. We can only imagine his surprise when he saw the red, white and blue bunting decorating the pub’s exterior.

Liam told reporters, “I am happy to be an American. I’ve lived here a long time and it’s about time I become a citizen.” None of us could figure out why it took so long for him to apply for citizenship. The explanation was that he has been busy and just had not taken the time to fill out the papers. Liam said, “It was the land of opportunity, that is why everyone came to America. There was work. I didn’t leave to stay. I left to work and I got more work and more work and all of a sudden, I ended up staying. This is my home now. I’ve lived here 20 years.”

Liam went on to talk about how he eventually found his niche in Falmouth. He talked about the strife in Northern Ireland where he lived up until he turned 20. He was born in Glasgow, Scotland in 1941.  He and his twin brother were only 3 weeks old when the Nazis bombed his village. At that time his father, who was originally from Northern Ireland decided to move back to his homeland. That was where Liam would spend his youth. At the age of 20 he traveled to London to work, then to Spain, then to Germany and finally back to Ireland. He played music as a profession, mostly as a solo performer but occasionally with bands. To this day he continues to play traditional Irish music. After working as a musician and balladeer, he was offered work in the US and Canada. He goes on to talk about all of the work that was offered to him in America that  made him think that this is where he should make his home. He says, “I think I’ve toured most of the United States. Alaska is the only state I haven’t been to.”

Falmouth is looking forward to a wonderful St. Patrick’s Day celebration and Liam Maguire’s Pub will be one of many business and B&Bs celebrating. 
Knob beachSmThere are few places on the earth more beautiful than along the shores of the ocean.  The complex ecosystem that makes up the world’s shorelines is both a marvel and a miracle.  Falmouth is blessed with 65 miles of shoreline along Buzzards Bay and Nantucket Sound, the most of any town on Cape Cod.  It is this complex and uncommon system of living plants and fauna that call millions of travelers to the seaside.

On April 22, the world acknowledges the wonders of nature and celebrates Earth Day.  Falmouth is rich in those wonders and provides access to nature via strolls on the Shining Sea Bikeway between  North Falmouth and Woods Hole, walks to the Knob in Quisset, Salt Pond Bird Sanctuary, Spohr Gardens, Beebe Woods and the Ashumet Holly Wildlife Sanctuary, just to name a few.

The Woods Hole Science Aquarium, the oldest marine aquarium in the nation, provides a unique look at both the marine species of the Northeast and mid-Atlantic, but the research that goes into their study.  Celebrate the wonders of nature and the enduring shoreline on Earth Day with a visit to Falmouth and Woods Hole.

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