The Perfect Day in Falmouth
With the most coastline of any Cape community, Falmouth’s villages are perfect places to savor ocean-side attractions, kick back on beautiful beaches, or enjoy distinctive shops, fine art, and superb dining. World-class ocean research happens here, too!
The village of Woods Hole is known for its offbeat style, which is showcased perfectly at Pie in the Sky (508-540-5475). Fair trade and organic coffee and handmade pastries can be enjoyed indoors or out at street-side tables. Or you can take your coffee to go and enjoy a quiet morning at Spohr Gardens (508-548-0623). The once-private property features several acres of magnificent gardens. Come spring, thousands of daffodils burst forth, delighting photographers, naturalists, and tourists.
From Woods Hole, take in the sights heading north along the Shining Sea Bikeway. Whether walking, jogging, biking, or rollerblading, you’ll be treated to unparalleled views of marshlands, ponds, farms, and rivers. Pull off along Quaker Road and grab a bite at Old Silver Beach’s Burger Shack. The usual beachside fare of burgers, fries, and slush is available here, and sweeping views put this seaside shack above the rest.
If your legs aren’t too tired from the bikeway, walk around the Village Green in downtown Falmouth. Friday night concerts and “Movies Under the Stars” make for summer family fun, and the quaint shops along Main Street have everything from fine clothing to tasty candy. When dinner rolls around, Liam Maguire’s Irish Pub (508-548-0285) serves some of the best pub fare outside of Dublin, including traditional Irish dishes and classic Cape Cod fare. Good times are had by all once the Guinness starts flowing and the band begins to play its lively pub tunes.
Annual 2013 Event
Falmouth Road Race
August 11, 2013
More info: www.falmouthroadrace.com