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Falmouth Day Trip

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Photo by: Peter Partridge (Left) Photo By: Paul Rifkin (Right)

It could be said that the town of Falmouth, tucked in the southwest of the peninsula, is one of Cape Cod’s hidden gems. Offering 68 miles of coastline including 10 beautiful beaches, cultural organizations, and the only Cape Cod bike path that travels along the shore, Falmouth is a town that should not be missed.

The town’s beaches offer all of the relaxation—and nearby attractions—associated with a stay in a coastal town. In particular, Chapoquoit Beach (1) and Old Silver Beach are known for their brilliant sunset views. The Knob at Quissett Harbor also boasts very unique geography—and some fun hiking trails.

Whether a novice or an athlete in training, cyclists enjoy riding along the Shining Sea Bike Path, an 11-mile route that winds along salt marshes, cranberry bogs, woodlands, and the beautiful shore. The path begins at Route 151 in North Falmouth and travels a winding route to Woods Hole with plenty of stopping points along the way for lunch, or to enjoy the view. For those in the mood for hiking, a three-mile trail runs through Beebe Woods in East Falmouth.

History buffs will enjoy a visit to Falmouth’s Museums on the Green, a unique venue overlooking the town green offering loads of artifacts and information on the rich history of this community. The museum features two 18th-century houses which display period furniture, fine art, textiles, and more. The museums open for the season on June 9; summer hours are held from Tuesday through Saturday.

Another recreation option is the free outdoor band concerts held on Thursday nights in July and August at the Harbor Band Shell in Marine Park. Also in July and August on Wednesday nights, free, family friendly films are screened under the stars at Margaret E. Noonan Park.

No visit to Falmouth is complete without a stop at the Flying Bridge Restaurant on Scranton Avenue. A favorite among locals and visitors, the Flying Bridge offers a well-stocked menu including a seafood platter, crab cakes, and the Flying Bridge’s signature onion rings.

Mary Stanley — Day Trips Articles



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