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.

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!!