Woods Hole Film Festival

July 16, 2018 by

The 27th Annual Woods Hole Film Festival starts Saturday, July 28 and runs through Saturday, August 4, 2018. It is eight fun-filled days of screenings, music, workshops, panel discussions, parties, special events, and more!

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Hydrangea Days on the Cape

July 11, 2018 by

If you a love Hydrangea’s or any flowers you’ll love seeing the gardens of Cape Cod in Full bloom. All of the Cape takes part in this two week celebration of beauty. The prices are reasonable and the opportunities will suit your schedule. Check out the list and make plans now.

Cape Cod Hydrangea Festival.

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Waquoit Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve

June 4, 2018 by

Waquoit Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve (WBNERR) is a living laboratory and regional resource at one of the northeast’s most studied estuaries. The Reserve was designated a National Estuarine Research Reserve for the purpose of studying this area in order to improve the understanding of coastal ecosystems and human influences on them. Waquoit Bay is a representative example of shallow bays throughout the northeastern U.S., so research here improves the understanding of these areas in general and promotes stewardship of the coast throughout the region.

In addition to being a center for research and education, the Reserve is a State Park. Visitors are welcome to come enjoy the many beautiful areas and activities we have to offer.  This is a perfect little day trip for those that want to learn a little more about beautiful Cape Cod.

Waquoit Bay Reserve Headquarters
131 Waquoit Highway, Waquoit (East Falmouth), MA 02536

Hours: The Reserve Headquarters/Offices is open Monday-Friday from 9:00-5:00.

The Visitor Center is open 7/days week from 10:00AM – 4:00PM in July and August.

Directions from Falmouth:
Proceed south on Route 28 (toward Mashpee). The Reserve is located a just under 2 miles from the Davisville lights in East Falmouth (1 mile from Mahoney’s Garden Center and 0.5 miles from White’s Landing/Edward’s Boat Yard/Childs River) on the right after the Waquoit Cemetery. The Reserve’s offices are located on the second floor of the main building. Follow the signs to the Visitor Center.

Cape Cod Maritime Days

May 1, 2018 by

The 25th Annual Cape Cod Maritime Days takes place this May. May 1- May 31 all over the Cape. A real celebration of the Cape’s rich maritime history.

Chbridgeseck out all the activities here:

https://www.capecodchamber.org/capecodmaritimedays

The month-long event includes a variety of Cape-wide maritime-themed activities, including guided kayak excursions, lighthouse & walking tours, nautical art exhibits, the Annual Cape Cod Maritime History Symposium at the Cape Cod Museum of Natural History, and more.

Click on the link and discover…really discover Cape Cod. They have included self-guided tours called “Maritime Meandering Tours of Cape Cod”.  Four unique discovery tours over different parts of the Cape.  (Wings Neck Lighthouse below – on the Upper Cape Tour).Wings Neck Light House

Additionally, there are all kinds of events showcasing the Cape’s natural beauty. Try a kayak excursion or explore the Whydah Pirate Museum. Activities for all ages and for those new to the Cape of for those that have lived here for years. Here’s just a sample:

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Top 10 reasons to visit Cape Cod.

March 28, 2018 by

Top 10 reasons

We found this blog article, and it covers beautifully many of the things we love about Cape Cod. Check it out:

Cape Cod, a land of enchantment jutting out into the Atlantic like a raised arm to smack ships down in brutal storms. This is where America as we know it began and it offers something for everyone. Living history, vintage mom and pop shops, and a general slower way of life make this one of the best spots on Earth to empty your bucket list. Here are ten reasons to get to Cape Cod now.

https://www.aluxurytravelblog.com/2018/03/27/top-10-reasons-to-visit-cape-cod/

St. Patrick’s Day on Cape Cod – 2018

February 28, 2018 by

st pats 2March can be a rough month. It brings the spring feeling in a little early one day, and the next has us lugging out the shovels one last time. But it is famous for that one day where we all wear green. We all love that one day where, no matter what our heritage, we get to be Irish for a day.

st pats 1On Cape Cod, where many of us can trace our roots back to Ireland, we are no different when it comes to celebrating St. Patrick’s Day.  The Cape Cod St. Patrick’s Day Parade is next Saturday, March 10, 2018.  This parade weaves down Route 28 in Yarmouth (see web site for exact route).  While it may not be as legendary as the parade in South Boston or in Chicago, it does draw its own level of celebrity with this year’s Grand Marshal, Tim Kelley, Cape Cod native and NECN meteorologist!

Tim Kelley2018 Grand Marshal – Tim Kelley

With floats, bands, and all things Irish, this is a great way to come out and see what people consider to be the best things about being Irish! Hints: Kids adore it because everyone seems to throw candy!  And, most importantly….dress warmly!

Arts on the Cape

January 29, 2018 by

Cape Cod is known of course for its beaches and outdoor activities, year round. But for those of us that crave a little culture Cape Cod can be a year round haven. There is theater…all types. Musical, Drama and comedy…unique venues throughout the Cape…and you’ll love the prices. You can pay $20 a ticket with free parking and enjoy a great night of theater. Worth the trip to the Cape!  A few opportunities and links are listed below.

https://www.capecod.com/theaters-around-the-cape/

Barnstable Comedy Club   http://www.barnstablecomedyclub.org/

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The Games Afoot (or Holmes for the Holidays)  thru 2/4

This hilarious play brings murder, mystery, mayhem, and madcap adventure to the stage. William Gillette, a Broadway superstar, famous the world over…

Cotuit Center for the Arts
http://www.cotuitcenterforthearts.org/

Located right off Rte. 28 between Hyannis and Falmouth…this little local theater produces some absolute delights!

A Few Good Men  thru 2/11

We are thrilled to open our 2018 theater season with A Few Good Men, by Aaron Sorkin. This Broadway hit about the trial of two…

Falmouth Theatre Guild                                www.falmouththeatreguild.org

falm theaterFalmouth Theatre Guild has brought the best of Broadway to the Upper Cape for more than 50 years. Presenting a wide of theater that entertains, enriches and educates the diverse population of Cape Cod.

Cape Cod Symphony  https://www.capesymphony.org/

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Cape Codders do not need to travel to Boston for wonderful music. Classical, Pops…whatever your choice…check out their schedule.

If you check some of these sites before arriving you can plan an artistic adventure throughout the Cape.

https://artsfoundation.org/ ; http://www.artscapecod.org/  ; www.capecod.com ; 

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You can search on Arts Cape Cod for Performing Arts, Music, Visual, Literary and Kids and Family. Even by what’s FREE!!

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music on the cape

 

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Fall on Cape Cod – Perfect for Golf

September 14, 2017 by

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Those of us, who live on the Cape, cherish the Fall. First of all, there is much less traffic; and when you have to go to work, shop at grocery stores, go to the dump, replace your screens, dealing with loads of traffic makes “tasks” that much harder. So when school starts and the bulk of vacationers head back over the bridge, we can stretch our legs and enjoy our home (and get our chores done with a little less aggravation!).

Secondly, and the reason we still encourage visitors is that the Cape is truly beautiful in the Fall. The grass is lushly green. The trees turn slowly. Golf Courses are in top form.

There are over 15,000 public and private golf courses in the United States, and over 35 beautiful courses are located on the Cape. Some incredible private courses…that most of us just hear about…but some award-winning public courses as well.  Here are a couple, but for more information click here.

The Cape Club Resort
125 Falmouth Woods Road
Falmouth, MA 02536
(508) 540-4005

You are invited to ‘Escape to The Cape’. Located in Falmouth Massachusetts, at the gateway of the Cape and Martha’s Vineyard, The Cape Club by Troon is where fun, family and friends gather to reconnect and create cherished memories. The recently renovated clubhouse and the new Cape Grille is the perfect venue for a culinary journey or a wedding and special family occasion.

Falmouth Country Club
630 Carriage Shop Road
East Falmouth, MA 02536
(508) 548-3211

A challenging 27-hole year-round public course not far from beaches, cranberries and all that is Cape Cod. Walk or ride the championship 18 hole, par 72 course, or enjoy the 9 hole, par 37 “Talon” course. Flat terrain, lush fairways and our immaculate greens will bring out the best in your game. Sprays of beach grass garnish the bunkers at the 12th hole while a majestic pair of ospreys patrol the water from their nest on the 10th hole. Falmouth Country Club is open year round.

The Tip of the Cape – Worth a trip.

June 16, 2017 by

ariel-viewProvincetown’s slogan is “Like Nowhere Else”, and there never was a truer statement. Just a short ride from our Falmouth resorts, it’s a good spot for a day trip, but there are lots of nice guest houses to spend a night if you have the time. P-Town is a town that you can easily spend more than one day. It’s a can’t-miss destination for all ages and interests.

Stop in at the Portuguese Bakery on Commercial Street for a freshly-made malasada (Portuguese donut) and a coffee, and then sit on one of the many benches around the corner to enjoy the morning and look out over the pier. (Get there early! They go fast!) The pier is a great spot to go out for whale watching or sport fishing.

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Go for a walk at Race Point Beach or the Dunes. Art’s Dune Tours offers one hour guided tours through National Seashore Park in the air-conditioned comfort of a fleet of Chevy Suburbans. They pick up in the center of town near the MacMillan Pier.

Hungry? Most people go to the Lobster Pot for lunch or dinner (The Ultimate Veggie Sandwich is out of this world!) but if you’re looking for a quick bite, stop in at Spiritus Pizza. Not only are they open late, but the pizza is indescribably delicious, and the ice cream is pretty great, too!

There are just loads of shops from great independent bookstores to pet supplies, and great vintage collectibles. As a former DJ, my favorite store is P-Town Spin. Stocked with the best and rarest vinyl and CDs, it’s dance music heaven.

Provincetown is a very open community, and the nightlife there reflects that diversity. Summertime nightlife is abundant in P-Town. There’s a hotspot to match just about every interest – just walk down Commercial Street on a warm summer night and you’ll see that there’s lots of interesting sights and sounds overflowing into the street…

The Pilgrim Monument is rich in history, as is the town library. There is a major restoration going on at the library right now. The whole community is renowned for its art and theater. The Provincetown Film Festival is taking place this year from June 18-22.

Just one trip all the way up Route 6 to Provincetown will prove to you that that community is truly Like Nowhere Else!

Enjoying early spring on the Cape.

March 23, 2017 by

Those of us who live on the Cape have a love / hate relationship with winter and early spring or as we love to call it …”the off season”. There are fewer people so traffic is not a problem. We love that. We also love the fact that our winters are usually milder than they are for our friends in Boston or Worcester. (Not always!)  We can sometimes, even play golf in February.

Mind you we have had winters when the Cape gets the brunt of the snow…and we don’t handle it as well as NH does. And we are apt to have strong winds and lose power. That’s where the hate part comes in. And we seem to close schools if it even threatens to snow!

But we can get into the restaurants we love…when we want. (Although some are only open in the spring/summer). And we can hike along beaches and paths enjoying the natural beauty of the area…undisturbed.

There are tons of great hikes and walks on the Cape. And the great thing about hikes and walks is – they are great for everyone. You can walk with your grand-kids and explore ground covers and trees and if you are lucky birds and bugs!  Or you can hike with your friends and really get a work out.

There are several great lists you can refer to:

Cape Cod Pathways

Cape Cod Trails

Falmouth Trails
Popular in Falmouth is the hike out to “The Knob“.  And on Trip Advisor. the knob
Although the parking is limited…it can be worth the trip. Additional instructions and map can be found here.

Of course you can be more adventurous and head up to the National Seashore. Loaded with a variety of trails. Dress in layers, and bring water!  A personal favorite is the Great Island Trail in Wellfleet…you can literally make a day of it. great islandHave a wonderful walk –  as you discover the best way to experience Cape Cod.