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Top things to do in Falmouth

January 31, 2014 by Trish Robinson

Top things to do in Falmouth …well that is a hard list to put together as there is so much to consider. We have done our best to compile the top 5 (in no particular order) based on much input from visitors to Falmouth and our personal experience.

Things to do in Falmouth Shining Sea Bikewayย  Travel the 10.7 mile Shining Sea Bikeway which spans from the historic seaside village ofย ย ย  Woods Hole up through North Falmouth. This scenic bikeway winds through beautiful marshes and cranberry bogs in the North and along the scenic Vineyard Sound shoreline to the South. The trail is the only bikeway on Cape Cod to skirt the shore. For all who enjoy the pleasure of nature this bikeway is set back off the main roads and follows the Old Colony rail trail avoiding the busy roads except for a few road crossings along the route.

Explore treasures of our 68 miles of coastline surrounding Falmouth. Since you canโ€™t see it all we bundled three different coastline locations into this spot on the list of things to do. The three coastline spots are the Knob, Nobska lighthouse and Old Silver Beach. The knob has eventhings to do in Falmouth Nobska lighthouse been highlighted by the Boston Globe as a great spot to watch a sunset to cap a Cape Cod vacation. The trail to The Knob overlook is just less than one mile from the parking area and close to 100 bird species have been identified in the area. When you reach the tip of The Knob you will enjoy gorgeous views of Buzzards Bay. Knobska lighthouse is an active U.S. Coast Guard lighthouse which was established in 1829. The views of Vineyard Sound and Marthaโ€™s Vineyard from the lighthouse are incredible. Old Silver Beach is located in North Falmouth on the Bay side of Falmouth and is known to be the widest beach in Falmouth and featuring the whitest soft sand.

things to do in Falmouth Falmouth Village Main StreetStroll along the picturesque Main Street in Falmouth Village. The historic village of Falmouth is an absolute treasure of unique locally owned shops and restaurants as well as art galleries. You can find special treats from our very own French bakery or chocolatiers on Main Street or perhaps a good book at the famous Eight Cousins Bookstore who among other activities spearheaded the national Whereโ€™s Waldo scavenger hunt with local bookstores. Whether you are looking for comfortable or classic dress clothing there are a number of wonderful clothiers in Falmouth Village. The choices are vast for anything you have in mind while strolling Main Street in Falmouth Village

things to do in falmouth sail the Island Queen

Sail away for a day trip on the Island Queen ferry or Steamship Authority ferry to the island of Marthaโ€™s Vineyard. This top pick by visitors of things to do while visiting Falmouth is just a short 45 minute trip over Vineyard Sound until you arrive on the shore of Marthaโ€™s Vineyard. Once on the Vineyard spend the day visiting Edgartown, Oaks Bluff and Vineyard Haven. The gingerbread houses in Oaks Bluff are one of the most photographed spots on the island. Edgartown is known for its beautiful ship captain homes and great shopping and restaurants. If you have time a trip out to Aquinnah would be great with its iconic lighthouse and red clay cliffs.

things to do in falmouth walk the Highfield Hall Sunken GardenVisit the Falmouth Museums on the Green and Highfield Hall and Gardens to include things to do in falmouth explore Falmouth Museums on the GreenBeebe Woods 382 acres of walking trails. Highfield Hall was the home of the historically important Beebe family of Boston and Falmouth. This 1878 home has been lovingly restored and is now a key cultural and community center for upper Cape Cod as well as a special venue for weddings and other celebratory gatherings.

So that is a list of the top things to do in Falmouth yet we would be remiss if we did not suggest spending some time in the village of Woods Hole to visit the Aquarium, and Woods Hole Oceanagraphicย  Institute’s Titanic education display featuring Alvin the submarine involved in Titanic exploration.

Electric Ride | Shining Sea Bikeway

July 14, 2012 by insideout

We are pleased to share that we have a new offering thanks to the newly established organization Electric Ride in Falmouth.ย  We all know that a long bike ride for some is quite enjoyable where for others who love to go and enjoy the scenery and exercise they tire after several miles.ย  Now there is a solution for that.ย  Rent an electrically assisted bicycle and enjoy the ride!ย  What better way to fully conquer our beautiful Shining Sea Bikeway and go the entire 10.7 miles.ย  electric bikes

New Guestrooms | Cape Cod

June 13, 2012 by insideout

We are very happy to share with you the initial photos of our 3 new guestrooms!ย  Professional photographer Christian Giannelli just visited with us to take these pictures so we can update our website.ย  In approximately 2 weeks we will have photo galleries for the new guestrooms as well as pictures of the new bistro and the back of the Inn where the addition was done.ย  In the meantime Christian was good enough to provide a few shots to whet our appetite.ย  The rooms are available for reservations now.

We hope you enjoy!

Robinson guestroom

Robinson guestroom

 

Hatch guestroom

Hatch guestroom

Katherine Lee Bates guestroom

Katherine Lee Bates guestroom

Better Way to Stay | Bed and Breakfast

May 9, 2012 by insideout

We love creative minds and thought you would enjoy this video which is part of a wonderful campaign know as the Better Way To Stay featuring Inns and Bed and Breakfasts.ย  The Inns of Falmouth Cape Cod will be part of a video later this summer.

Please enjoy and more to be shared in the future .

 

 

Red Chair Travels | Cape Cod

April 29, 2012 by insideout

Quintessential Falmouth Village Main Street

The Red Chair has continued on its journey of a Better Way to Stay in Cape Cod and has arrived at The Captain’s Manor in in Falmouth.ย  What a wonderful time visiting some of Cape Cod’s great landmarks including lovely Inns , museums, eateries, beaches, and quaint villages such as Falmouth Village’s main street.

What I found as we chaperoned the chair is that it is famous !ย  When we went over to the Queens Buyway shops a local bicycle rider yelled out “Is that THE red chair” and we were happy to reply it sure is!ย  The next stop was Ben & Bill’s Chocolate emporium where one of the staff made a point of going to get the local paper and show the rest of her co-workers the article that had been written.ย  I had no sooner arrived at Highfield Hall and was taking the chair out for its picture in the sunken garden when two of my favorite people from the Hall, Janet and Pat,ย  came out and said they were just taking about the Red Chair the other day and saying wouldn’t it be great if it made a visit here.ย  Off to the Visitor Center where the cry went out “The Red Chair is here”.ย  My personal favorite was after taking some great shots over at the Nobska Lighthouse a gentlemen made a point of jogging over from across the street saying he just had to see what the fuss was about with THE Red Chair.

Some of our favorite pictures were at the Nobska Lighthouse and Highfield Hall.ย  Also check out our full gallery of pictures on facebook and our movie on youtube.ย 

Nobska Lighthouse

Highfield Hall & the Sunken Garden

Stairway, Trim and Hardwood Flooring Update

April 11, 2012 by insideout

The construction adventure continues!ย  The projects of today are trim around the windows, doors etc. and stairway tread installation as well as hardwood flooring.

Wood Trim

Stair Treads

Main Stairway

Lower Level Stairway

Hardwood Floor on lower level

Cape Cod Patio | Falmouth Ma

April 4, 2012 by insideout

The weather has been beautiful the past couple of days here at The Captain’s Manor Inn which is helping us to get some important outdoor work completed on the new construction.ย  The finishing touches are being done on the new main entrance stairs to the veranda and Kevin has been very busy creating the new brick patio at the base of the stair entrance.ย  Needless to say his back and knees are a bit sore!

Hope you enjoy these pictures of the progess.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Katherine Lee Bates Room Construction

March 30, 2012 by insideout

Hard to believe that less than 60 days are left until we reopen the Inn.ย  The tiling of all the new bathrooms is well underway and the crown molding and wood trim is in process.ย  The Bates room is a fun room to capture as it progresses. We posted a short video below that we hope you enjoy :)

Google + |Cape Cod

January 18, 2012 by insideout

We are excited to let you know that we have created a google plus page for The Captain’s Manor Inn.ย  We are looking forward to adding people and businesses to our circles as others join the google + application.ย  So far some videos and pictures have been added to our page and more to come.

Captain’s Manor Inn | “Raise the Roof”

January 9, 2012 by insideout

Now things are really getting exciting!!!ย  The weather continues to cooperate so that today the roof is being shingled and the windows are going in.ย  It is so hard to believe that we are enjoying 50 + degree weather in Falmouth Cape Cod as we enter the second week of January.ย  Certainly some would say global warming and others just chalk it up to crazy New England weather.ย  Now that the addition is starting to be closed in it builds our confidence that we will keep the project on track.ย  The other good thing is that we can avoid the crazy flood we experienced a couple of weeks ago when the rain came pouring down right into the 1st floor kitchen/pantry through the antique window because the drainpipe was removed where the new addition abuts the house.ย  YIKES!!

I thought you might appreciate seeing the video of the little window waterfall and the new windows and roofing activity.



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