A nice half day trip while staying at The Captain’s Manor Inn is exploring Woods Hole Village a mere 3 miles down the road. This quaint seaside village and is home to the internationally acclaimed Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute (nicknamed WHOI) and the Marine Biological Laboratory (MBL) which is an international center for research, education, and training in biology.
Take a leisurely walk or bike ride down the Shining Sea Bikeway or hop on the Falmouth SWOOSH trolley to travel the 3 miles to the Village. Enjoy a walk down Water Street for some window shopping or to check out the famous popovers at Pie in the Sky Bakery or the lobster tacos at Quicks Hole.
Some of must sees are:
Remote-controlled sailboats will once again patrol the shores of Eel Pond in Woods Hole the weekend of April 13 and 14th. Hosted by the Woods Hole Historical Museum, this biennial event celebrates the science and artistry of model boat building. Historical representations of racing boats, yachts, tug boats, and military vessels are explained with displays, lectures, and hands-on activities. The Coast Guard will host an exhibit of US Coast Guard vessels, along with a presentation on the history of the Woods Hole Coast Guard.
Models range from a few inches to six feet and showcase the designs of boats and ships of all kinds. Five to six hundred model boat enthusiasts are expected to attend the event and the village of Woods Hole will graciously offer free parking for the weekend.
The American Model Yacht Association and the Vintage Model Yacht Group will be exhibiting throughout the village. Models and model kits will be available for sale during the event, and talks by expert modelers and scientists from the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution will take place during the weekend. Admission is $12 per adult and $25.00 for families.
Visit the charming Woods Hole Community Hall and the old fire station, the Woods Hole Oceanographic Exhibit Center, the Woods Hole Public Library, and the Historical Museum. An easy walking tour of the village includes quaint shops and coffee houses as well as restaurants. All this is happening just a short ride down Woods Hole road from our inn! As part of your nautical weekend at the Captain’s Manor Inn, we will include a complimentary bottle of wine with your reservation. For more information on the event go to : Woods Hole Historical Museum Boat Show link
“There are good ships, and there are wood ships, the ships that sail the sea.”
“But the best ships are friendships, and may they always be.” Old Irish Saying