Falmouth is one of the Cape’s oldest resort towns. And, since Martha’s Vineyard is just a few miles across Vineyard Sound, the Island Queen Ferry is the best way to get there. So, upon your return from Martha’s Vineyard, stroll down the tree lined streets of this quintessential Cape Cod village. Historic Main Street offers a charming mixture of historic homes and buildings, one of a kind unique boutique shops, and restaurants offering a wide variety of cuisines for every budget. Savor the variety and pace of this lively sea side community and beautiful public beaches.
Rent a bike and hop on the Shining Sea Bikeway for a scenic ride along the coastline. The bike path meanders through marshes, along stretches of beaches, and through Cape pines and cranberry bogs. The bike path runs for over ten miles.
Furthermore, it is home to Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, the Barnstable County Fair, The Falmouth Road Race, Highfield Hall & Gardens. Then, there’s the Cape Cod Baseball League, home to the Commodores baseball team. It’s also the birthplace of Katharine Lee Bates. And for kids, there’s the Woods Hole Science Aquarium. There are also, the historic villages of Falmouth Village Green, North Falmouth Village, Waquoit, and West Falmouth Village.
In addition, it is the ideal base to explore all of Cape Cod. You can check out the giant sandy beaches of the National Seashore, the tall Atlantic Ocean cliffs of Truro or the party atmosphere of Provincetown. Enjoy the beauty of the scenic coastal roads and drive along the hillside of Nobska Lighthouse and into the quintessential Cape Cod seaside villages.
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