Whichever way you enter Falmouth, one of the Cape’s largest towns tucked away in the Upper Cape, you will come across some beautiful scenery.
If you find yourself passing through East Falmouth, after visiting the Waquoit Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve and learning about the Cape’s natural world, be sure to turn left off the main road to take the beach route into downtown. You’ll escape the traffic and take in the most gorgeous views of Vineyard Sound.
Coming in through North Falmouth on the windy road of 28A be sure to stop in by Bourne Farm which is located on over 49 acres of fields, trails and woodlands that overlook Crocker Pond, or watch the most gorgeous sunset at Old Silver Beach.
you get to downtown Falmouth, you’ll find yourself on the town’s vibrant and
eclectic Main Street, which is filled with independent businesses where you can
shop, dine and take in some culture. Spend some time learning about the area’s
history and most famous songwriter, Katherine Lee Bates, at the Museums on
the Green, browsing shops like Eight Cousins Bookstore, Cape Chic,
Green Eyed Daisy, Harvest of Barnstable and Soul to Sole,
or eating in one of the many mouthwatering restaurants like the Glass Onion,
Osteria la Civetta, Pickle Jar Kitchen, Anejo and Bear
A little off of Main Street you can make your way to Highfield Hall and explore their gardens and the trails of Beebe Woods or head down to the Falmouth Harbor on a Thursday in May through October for their bustling farmers’ market.
village of Woods Hole is also not to be missed. There you will find yourself
surrounded by world renowned scientific institutions, as well as cute shops and
tasty food establishments like Quick’s Hole, Pie in the Sky
(where you might be lucky enough to catch Wolf Pizza popping up!) and Water
Street Kitchen. On your way there be sure to stop at the Knob, Nobska Light
or schedule a tour and tasting at Nobska Farms.
And if you’re really adventurous you could do this all by bike on the Shining Sea Bikeway which spans from North Falmouth to Woods Hole. Where ever you pick it up, you will be sure to take in some breathtaking sights of the ocean, woods and beautiful salt marshes.