Archive for the ‘Area Activities’ Category

Woods Hole Film Festival

July 16, 2018

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

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

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

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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St. Patrick’s Day on Cape Cod – 2018

February 28, 2018

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!

A couple of fun Activities for kids on Cape Cod

August 13, 2015

Kids as we know, come in all sizes. And their interests and attention spans vary. And the best thing that Cape Cod has for kids is its beaches. All types of beaches. Lots of water, sand and sea creatures to explore. Check them out here: http://www.capeguide.com/beaches.htm

What else is there?

2014-07-26 11.55.38My grandkids loved The Cape Cod Pirate Adventures. Perfect for little ones. On a hot day you all get to sail out of Hyannis Harbor (great sight seeing!), look for treasure, and battle “bad guys”. What more  could you want?

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For the less adventurous there is the ever popular Duck Boat! Board on Main Street, Hyannis. And Quack your way around the town and into Hyannis Harbor!

Enjoy Summer on Cape Cod – Tips from Cape Codders

June 24, 2015

traffic-cape-codTraffic:  When a Cape Codder gives advice to their guests the biggest tip is always a tip about traffic. Yes, there is traffic, coming on and off the Cape. But if you are smart, you can deal with it. Don’t try to head on Cape Friday at 5:30 or Sat. at 11:00 AM. And conversely, avoid leaving at 11:00 AM Sat or Sunday at 5:00. Seems obvious…but that is when you get the 2 mile back ups. Have dinner at home…then head over the bridge. Or get up at 5:00 AM. Believe me, that is what those of us that live here do. We plan to avoid the lines. The same strategy applies to grocery shopping and going to the beach. You know what they say about that early bird!  For updates check here:  http://www.capecod.com/newscenter/traffic/

nauset-beach-orleans-cape-cod-2Beaches: There isn’t a bad beach on Cape Cod. It depends what you are looking for. Snack Bar? Playground? Waves? When you stay at one of the InnSeason Resorts Falmouth, you can walk to the beach, and frankly that can NOT be beat.  A complete list of beaches can be found on the Cape Cod Chamber of Commerce website. Although, as mentioned, they are all great, we all have some favorites. The Cape Cod National Seashore has beaches that are without question worth the trip.  http://www.nps.gov/caco/planyourvisit/guide-to-beaches.htm  Nauset Light Beach is awesome, as is Nauset Beach. There are waves. Cold Wates and wonderful views. A true Cape experience, plan to make a day of it.

sesuit harborDining: Where do we start. Everyone has favorites. Sometimes the best place is the one that you can walk to…think British Beer Company or one that you go to every year: Seafood Sam’s because they have the BEST fried clams and onion rings! Sometimes it is that special spot on the water: http://www.capecodtravelguide.com/dine/waterfront-dining. One delightful waterfront spot: The Ocean House, Dennis. Great cocktails, wonderful service, gourmet choices and a waterfront view…but you will need reservations! And people love The Sesuit Harbor Cafe. No reservations, no bar (bring your own), always a line. But awesome lobster rolls!!

 

 

Winter on Cape Cod.

January 13, 2015

DSC_0217I don’t think people ask it as much as they used to, but some of you may wonder, so I thought I would take a minute and let you know; What do you do on Cape Cod in the winter?

Well like a lot of you, we watch TV. We don’t get as much snow as the rest of Massachusetts…but we can get cold rain…and the ice we all hate. So we head home…enjoy our crock pots…and watch TV.  But there are alternatives!

There is theater. Year round.  Here are a few links to get you started.

Cape & Islands Theater Coalition.

The Falmouth Theater Guild

There are arts. Galleries, Performances, Exhibits.

There is Music. The Cape Cod Symphony

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And of course, there is the ever popular shopping and dining!  

I could go on and on. Great restaurants are open year round. Some offer great winter specials. We’ll list some of those in our next post.

Happy New Year!!

Summer is coming to and end! Grab your Clubs and head to Falmouth.

August 27, 2014

For those of us that live and work here…we breath a sigh of relief. Traffic eases up. We can get into our favorite restaurants without making a reservation two weeks in advance. And the air is…well perfect. Still warm and sunny…and the beach is still a perfect escape, but the nights are cooler.  That said…what are some of our favorite things?

Golf. Cape Cod has great golf courses (and most drop their weekday rates after Labor Day), and Falmouth is no exception.

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Falmouth Country Club 

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.

And right now…InnSeason Resorts HarborWalk has a special including tee times at this local favorite.

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Cape Cod Country Club

This golf course was laid out with an interesting variety of undulating fairways and subtly sloped greens wandering through a landscape with charming vistas of lakes and woods. Home of 3 USGA Massachusetts Opens and the annual host of the Cape Cod Senior Open golf tournament.

Ballymeade Golf Course

Ballymeade’s championship 18-hole golf course is known for its scenic views of Buzzards Bay and excellent playing conditions.  It holds Golf Digest’s coveted 4-star rating.

And there are more…Paul Harney’s a great “executive” course. And some on the way on the Cape. Pinehills and Waverly Oaks in Plymouth And Brookside in Bourne.

What can we say…we are literally the perfect spot for a golf get-a-way. Grab your clubs and head to Falmouth this Fall.

Take a day trip to Martha’s Vineyard.

May 21, 2014

Staying for a week or more in Falmouth. One of the most popular day trips, is to Martha’s Vineyard. The Island Queen Ferry is located right across from InnSeason Resorts HarborWalk.Island Queen It offers quick, reasonably priced trips.  It takes about a half an hour and costs $20 for adults $10 for kids (round trip), and is hard to beat for uniqueness and fun.  You land in Oak Bluffs, which has restaurants, bike rentals, beaches, shops, even an old carousel! There really is something for everyone. Not to mention a pretty cool boat ride. flying-horses-horse1-300x204