The Area

We welcome you to Falmouth, Massachusettes on Cape Cod

The richness of Falmouth and Cape Cod activities is highlighted below. There is so much you can choose to do:

Arts and Culture events

Arts and Culture are thriving in Falmouth as shown by our being home to Cape Cod Theatre Project, The College Light Opera, and the Woods Hole Film Festival to name a few venues that offer either year-round or special summer events. If you like history you might enjoy the  American history exhibits at Falmouth Museums on the Green or the Woods Hole Historical Museum. Another treasure in town is Highfield Hall set on the beautiful 300+ acres of grounds known as  Beebe Woods.

Beaches

We are proud of our  68 + miles of coastline. You can choose from the popular white sands of Old Silver Beach or opt for the less busy beaches of Old Surf Drive or Falmouth Heights. All in all there are twelve   public beaches offering  you  the warmest water on Cape Cod at typically 70 degrees in the summer.

Outdoor activities

For our outdoor enthusiasts some of the available activities include:

Biking, Roller Blading and Jogging

  • Shining Sea Bikeway – An 11mile paved bike path between North Falmouth and Woods Hole. The Bikeway is very scenic as it winds through salt marshes and cranberry bogs as well as  ponds and woodlands not to mention the section along the Vineyard Sound seashore where you can watch the ferry’s traveling to and from Martha’s Vineyard.
  • Cape Cod Canal – A 13 mile round trip trail that runs along the Cape Cod Canal from Bourne to Sandwich.

Fishing

Falmouth is a fishing friendly town where you can surf cast from any beaches as well as fish from our many docks and bridges.   Salt water recreational fishing in Massachusetts does not require a license.  The state does require freshwater fishing licenses which can be purchased at local tackle shops.

Closest Local Public Golf Courses:

  • Ballymeade Country Club – This is a  Championship 18 Hole Golf Course that was  redesigned by Jim Fazio and Chi Chi Rodriguez.
  • Falmouth Country Club – The club offers a 27-hole year-round public course.  You can either ride or walk their championship 18 hole, par 72 course, or enjoy the 9 hole course.
  • Cape Cod Country Club – This championship 18 hole course is located by the  borders of Coonamessett Pond in Falmouth.
  • Paul Harney Golf Club – For those looking for an executive length golf course we have the 18 hole Paul Harney Golf Club in East Falmouth, Massachusetts.

Heritage Museums and Gardens, Sandwich, Ma

An absolute jewel on Cape Cod is the Heritage Museums & Gardens where the grounds are exquisite and there are four difference buildings that house both seasonal special exhibits and permanent collection exhibits.

The expansive grounds are a joy to walk through and note the plantings and beautiful trees. On the grounds you can find the Old East Windmill which was moved from Orleans, Massachusetts and is open on selected days.

The J.K. Lilly III Antique Automobile Museum This is a favorite of ours and our guests.  The building alone is a magnificent reproduction of a round stone Shaker barn.  In the barn there are  over thirty antique American automobiles in pristine condition.  Automobiles from the beginnings of automotive history to the  mid-1900s are featured including cars that ran on steam  or electric power. A nice treat is the  1913 Ford Model T that visitors are encouraged to sit in and imagine what driving in the early years was like!

The American History Museum and Art Museum has seasonal exhibitions and exhibits that include American military miniatures and firearms. The Heritage Collections includes an impressive antique hand carved carousel.

Martha’s Vineyard Daytrip

About a five minute walk from the Inn you can hop on the free shuttle bus to the Steamship Authority ferry. If you like you can bring your bicycle for the trip or rent one once on the island.

One of the most popular towns is Edgartown which is an old whaling town where you will see wonderful architecture reflected in old sea captain’s homes. There are also numerous  unique boutique shops on Main Street.

Click here for our blog and video on taking a day trip to Martha’s Vineyard

Explore Plymouth, MA

So much to do and so little time as they say.  If you plan a day trip to Plymouth you can fit in  whale watching, or deep-sea fishing, or perhaps relax on a harbor cruise. If you prefer to be land bound then perhaps a bit of history is appealing where you  travel back in time by visiting  Plimoth Plantation and Mayflower II.

Whale Watching

You do not have to travel out to the tip of Cape Cod, Provincetown, to see whales.  You can choose from Provincetown or Hyannis or Plymouth.  Each offers daily trips where you cruise for about 3 ½ to 4 hours and listen to commentary by a knowledgeable naturalist.

Hyannis Whale Watcher Cruises

Captain John Boats                  Plymouth

The Dolphin Fleet                      Provincetown

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