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2010-2011 Falmouth Cape Cod Chamber Guidebook


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2010-2011 Falmouth Cape Cod Chamber Guidebook

  1. 1. FalmouthC A P E C O D2010-2011 OFFICIAL GUIDE
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  5. 5. Cape Cod Beach Vacation SEA CREST OFFERS EVERYTHING FOR YOUR PERFECT GET AWAY. Beautiful, private, white sand beach • Spectacular oceanfront dining • Deluxe, oceanview, oceanfront and fireplace rooms Indoor/outdoor pools, tennis, fitness center, jacuzzi, nearby 18 hole PGA golf and shopping • Nightly entertainment FREE seasonal children’s day camp • Convenient location...cross over the Bourne Bridge and it’s an easy 10 mile drive Meeting rooms, functions & weddings Call toll-free for information & reservations (800) 225-3110 350 Quaker Road, N. Falmouth, MA 02556 (508) 540-9400 • Escape to Our Beautiful Hotel in Falmouth, MA Past historic churches and the winding coastline of a clas- The Holiday Inn - Falmouth is a full service property sic New England town, the Holiday Inn® Cape Cod - offering an Indoor Heated Swimming Pool, Fitness Center, Falmouth hotel is situated in a picturesque area well appointed Guest Rooms including free high speed surrounded by lush greenery. wireless internet access, Cable T.V. with free HBO, Irons and Ironing Boards, Coffee Makers, Hairdryers, AM/FM Leisure travelers in Falmouth, MA appreciate our hotel’s Clock Radios, excellent Meeting and Banquet Facilities proximity to nearby attractions like the storybook island, and a superior staff. Martha’s Vineyard, which is just a few miles from our hotel. We’re close to the ferry that can take you to the Mosey on in for a unique dining experience! Our Kansas Vineyard, and convenient to beaches and the Shining City Steakhouse offers nine different cuts of western aged Sea Bikeway. beef as well as an array of Cape Cod specialties. WWW.ICHOTELSGROUP.COM • 291 Jones Road, Falmouth, MA 02540 1-800-HOLIDAY or 1-508-540-2000 • Fax: 3
  6. 6. DESIGN CENTER VINYL •WINDOW TREATMENTS •KITCHENS • COUNTERS •CABINETS PROFESSIONAL INSURED INSTALLERS CARPET BARNMARBLE •TILE •WOOD •R UGS •PERGO Carpet One BOARD OF DIRECTORS Floor & Home CHAIRMAN Stephen J. Spitz, “The One store for Cape Cod Five Cents Savings Bank VICE CHAIRMEN your Perfect Floor” David Faus, Falmouth Academy Jack Moakley, Northeast Fisheries Science Center TREASURER Rachel Greenfield, Cape Wind Waterfront Resort SECRETARY Robert D. Crane, Jr., Crane Appliance Sound & Vision DIRECTORS Julene Augusta, Falmouth Lumber Addie Drolette, Sovereign Bank Full Design Donald Estes, The Landfall Restaurant Wendy Ghelfi, Caline for Kids & Ghelfi’s Candies Services John Hatem, Johnny’s Tune & Lube Daren McDonald, Clover Paving Company, Inc. Available Paul Lorusso, Cape Cod Aggregates Ernie Palazzolo, Sea Crest Oceanfront Resort & Conference Center Harry Turner, Obsession Boat Sales & Service/ Green Pond Marina & Tackle FALMOUTHLOCAL FAMILY BUSINESS FOR OVER 35 YEARS 719 Main Street STAFF 508-548-1443 President: Jay Zavala Manager Member Services: DENNISPORT Maura Aldrich Manager Business Development: 377 Route 28 Michael Kasparian 508-398-4784 Information Specialist: Betty Bailey MASHPEE 106 Falmouth Rd. FALMOUTH CHAMBER OF COMMERCE 508-477-7847 20 Academy Lane, Falmouth, MA 02540 508-548-8500; Fax: 508-548-8521 CAPE COD’S U.S. & Canada: 800-526-8532 LARGEST TILE SELECTION GLASS • METAL • PORCELAIN STONE • HAND-PAINTED • MARBLE Whether it’s one room or your entire home, let our professional design The Falmouth Guidebook is the official publication of the Falmouth consultants and installers show you Chamber of Commerce. Published by Cape Cod Life Publications why we are simply the best. LLC, Copyright 2010. Reproduction in whole or in part is prohibited without written permission from the publish- WE OFFER EXPERT DESIGN er. Although every attempt has been made to ensure the accuracy of SOLUTIONS WITHIN YOUR BUDGET. information in this publication, the Falmouth Chamber of Commerce and Cape Cod Life Publications LLC cannot assume responsibility SHOP AT HOME for any errors or omissions.4
  7. 7. CONTENTS VISITORS GUIDE 7 Welcome 8 How to Get Here 10 Preserve America 12 Village Profiles 16 History 18 Calendar of EventsK AT H Y S H A R P F R I S B E E 20 Beaches, Boating & Fishing 24 Marine Facilities & Landings 25 Activities 30 Weddings 32 Meetings & Events 34 Group Tours 35 Places of Worship 37 Attractions 40 Town Map BUSINESS DIRECTORYK AT H Y S H A R P F R I S B E E 38 Directory of Town Services 39 Unwired Village Free Wireless Internet Access 42 Accommodations 50 Arts & Entertainment 56 Dining & Food 66 Merchants 72 Real Estate 78 Recreation 88 Services 111 Category Index 112 Advertiser Index All listings are based on memberships in theRACHEL FIORE Chamber database as of 3/31/10 Cover Photograph: Kathy Sharp Frisbee PUBLISHED BY CAPE COD LIFE PUBLICATIONS, LLC 5
  8. 8. The FalmouthEnterprise Your leader in local news coverage since 1895. 50 Depot Avenue Falmouth, MA Subscribe: or 508-299-8379
  9. 9. Welcome toFALMOUTHwhere Cape Cod beginswww.FalmouthChamber.comW ith eight delightful villages and seven historic districts, Falmouth is where the surf and sun meet for fun and seasonal treasures make for year-round pleasures. Enjoy a leisurely stroll along Main Street past white picket fences, pause, step into the past,and take in the historic Village Green and stately church steeples. Visit farms or explore the worldof ecology and marine science at the world-renowned Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution andthe Marine Biological Laboratory. Warmed by the Gulf Stream, Falmouth’s mild watersmake swimming, fishing, and windsurfing memorable pas-times deep into autumn. Bury your toes in warm beachsands and enjoy the salty essence of Falmouth’s 10 publicbeaches and 68 miles of winding coastline along VineyardSound and Buzzards Bay or bike the 10.7-mile-long ShiningSea Bikeway where you can cycle or stroll alongside theocean, through salt marshes and across a working cranberrybog. Falmouth is the hub of New England. Located in theextreme southwest corner of Cape Cod, Falmouth is the ide-al base from which to explore all of Cape Cod, Southeastern Massachusetts and Rhode Island.From here, it is a short drive to Route 6A, the legendary Old King’s Highway, the largest desig-nated historic district in the nation. Plymouth, Newport, New Bedford and the cosmopolitancities of Boston and Providence are all an hour or so away. Falmouth is the closest mainland portto Martha’s Vineyard. Take a thrilling fresh air scenic voyage on daily ferries departing fromWoods Hole throughout the year and from Falmouth Harbor seasonally. In these pages, you will find many reasons to extend your stay and return again. Find fine giftand clothing boutiques, antique shops, art galleries, specialty stores and more than 75 restaurantsto satisfy every craving. Discover summer stock light opera and small-town band concerts over-looking Falmouth Harbor and cutting-edge theater productions and independent films at theannual Woods Hole Film Festival, our historic museums and the newly christened Falmouth ArtCenter, and so much more. The Falmouth Chamber of Commerce & Visitor Center is your resource for all things Fal-mouth and beyond. Whether you’re a resident or guest, we can help you. Welcome, and thankyou for making historic Falmouth your chosen destination on Cape Cod. Looking forward, Jay Zavala and crew, Falmouth Chamber of Commerce & Visitor Information 7
  10. 10. How to get here BY BUS Visitors can bus to Falmouth from New York City (via a Providence connection) and Boston on Peter Pan/Bonanza Bus Lines (800-556-3815). Fal- mouth’s bus depot is at 59 Depot Avenue (508- 548-7588). Direct bus service to Logan Airport (Boston) and Boston’s South Station is available from Falmouth. BY AIRPLANE Falmouth Airpark welcomes privately owned single- or twin-engine aircraft up to 5,000 pounds. For commercial flight information, call Barnstable Municipal Airport (HYA) in Hyannis (508-775-2020). F E R R Y T R AV E L T I M E STRANSPOR TATION Between Martha’s Vineyard and Falmouth is 35 to 45 minutes. Seasonal service between Nantucket and Falmouth (with connections on Martha’s Vineyard) is 50 minutes. HAT HA WA H CUTTYHUNK I. BY BOAT Falmouth has some of Cape Cod’s best harbors, with at least six-foot depths and every conceivable facility. Harbors are protected and easy to approach and enter. Falmouth’s town marina wel- comes transient boats, please call ahead for avail- ability and a reservation: (508-457-2550). Note: the Town of Falmouth Harbormaster monitors VHF Channels 9 and 16 and can advise about local har- bor conditions. 8
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  13. 13. We’re Proud to be the Only “Preserve America” Community on Cape Cod In 2009 the Town of Falmouth was designated a “Preserve America Community” by theWhite House. This significant award, given in perpetuity, distinguishes Falmouth as the only CapeCod town to be so honored. Last year we joined nineteen other communities or neighborhoods inMassachusetts that are “Preserve America” communities or neighborhoods. This award is a tributeto the Town’s historical organizations and individuals who have helped to keep our town’s historypreserved and relevant for us and for the future. Our town is alive with stories of heroes and common folk - whalers and fishermen and farm-ers - who built their own homes and made their living here in a variety of trades and professions,from salt-making and growing strawberries to processing guano for fertilizer, brick-making andcranberry-growing. This award is a tribute to those wholived here over the past 350 years, who have lent theirtime towards the preservation of our past, who havephysically toiled on the upkeep and restoration of ourhistoric buildings, who staff historical organizations andcommittees, who serve as docents and volunteer forspecial events, who donate to the preservation of ourtown - too many to mention here by name, but who arethanked for their selfless efforts to remember Falmouthroots and Falmouth historical events. The “Preserve America” program was started in 2003 as a federal effort to encourage and support community efforts for the preservation and enjoyment of America’s priceless cultural and natural heritage. The program is administered by the Advisory Council on Historic Preservation in partnership with other federal agencies. To date a total of 751 cities, counties, tribes and neighborhoods in 50 states, Washington D.C., Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands have also received this award, 20 of them in 11
  14. 14. village profiles EAST FALMOUTH, FALMOUTH, HATCHVILLE, NORTH FALMOUTH, TEATICKET, WAQUOIT, WEST FALMOUTH, WOODS HOLE Nobska LighthouseVILLAGE PR OFILES K AT H Y S H A R P F R I S B E E FALMOUTH Quarterdeck Restaurant Falmouth Village is the heart of this classic Main Street New England town. In the 1600s, the first European residents settled on the neck of land between Siders and Salt Ponds, near the pres- ent-day Old Burying Ground. Falmouth is now the second largest town on Cape Cod, with over 33,000 year-round residents. Replete with historic charm, the Village Green – one of seven National Historic Districts in the town- is encircled by engaging and hospitable bed and breakfasts, Falmouth Museums on the Green and the birthplace of Katharine Lee Bates. Vibrant but charming Main Street, just steps K AT H Y S H A R P F R I S B E E away from the Village Green, hosts unique shops, a wide variety of restaurants and delight- ful boutique art galleries. Falmouth Village is also where you will find bustling Falmouth Harbor, tranquil Beebe Woods and popular 12
  15. 15. Festival. Ashumet Holly Wildlife Sanctuary is Fishing at Sunset well known for its 65 varieties of holly trees and bird-watching opportunities abound there and at Sea Farms Reservation on Green Pond. East Falmouth Village retains over a dozen working farms, three excellent golf courses and the attractions of Menauhant Beach, one ofK AT H Y S H A R P F R I S B E E Falmouth’s 10 inviting public beaches. Spohr Gardens Surf Drive Beach. On the east shore of Falmouth Harbor, Great Hill, the highest point of land on Vineyard Sound, offers spectacular ocean vistas and hosts several Carpenter Gothic (gingerbread) cottages built at the turn of the 19th century. This area, known as Falmouth Heights, was a summer resort origi- nally developed by businessmen from Worcester, Mass. in the 1870s, and many of the VILLAGE PR OFILES original houses and pocket parks remain today. EAST FALMOUTH Situated between the Coonamessett and Childs Rivers, this thriving village, originally home to the fledgling but short lived mill indus- RACHEL FIORE try, and a flourishing cranberry industry that still exists, has been the agricultural heartland of Falmouth. It was settled by a large influx of immigrants from Portugal, the Azores and Cape Cranberry Bog HATCHVILLE Named for Jonathon Hatch, a descendant of Falmouth’s original settler, Hatchville, one ofK AT H Y S H A R P F R I S B E E Falmouth’s more rural villages, was laid out in 1712 and centered around the old East End Meeting House on Sandwich Road. Once an important dairy center and large farming tract, by 1936 the village that surrounds Coonamessett Pond had become primarily a Verde Islands, who, by the 1920s, were the driv- recreational area and is now largely comprised ing force behind making East Falmouth the of residential housing interspersed with cran- largest producer of strawberries per acre in the berry bogs, ponds, small farms, conservation nation. Although most of the farmland has been land and woodlands. Coonamessett Farm, an converted into residential and commercial active farm co-op on Hatchville Road, offers properties, East Falmouth is still agriculturally activities for the entire family. Many cranberry focused. The Barnstable County Fairgrounds bogs offer public harvesting in the fall. Outdoor hosts several events throughout the season, enthusiasts will enjoy exploring the 2,000 plus including the County Fair and the Harvest acre Francis Crane Wildlife Reservation. 13
  16. 16. LIZ WHITCHER TEATICKET Ta-Ta-ket, the name given this village by the Wampanoag Indians, translates to “at the main tidal stream.” Where once there was a conflu- ence of freshwater streams flowing through pine groves and farm land, one of Falmouth’s most dynamic commercial districts now exists. Graced by its own village green, Teaticket is a thriving residential area and retail hub which includes antiques, handcrafted furniture, mar- kets, eating establishments and a variety of retail shopping opportunities. NORTH FALMOUTHVILLAGE PR OFILES Our northernmost village, accessible by the Shining Sea Bikeway, remains one of the most bucolic of Falmouth villages. Enjoy a drive along Old Main Road to see period architecture dating back to the 1730s or follow the footpath K AT H Y S H A R P F R I S B E E through 20 rolling acres of the Roskovics Conservation Area, where soldiers once bivouacked during World War II. A visit to North Falmouth would not be complete with- out a stop to Old Silver Beach, a Cape Cod best beach, where the sand is soft, the swimming is good and the sunset over Buzzards Bay is extraordinary. WAQUOIT Waquoit Congregational Church Waquoit, Falmouth’s smallest village, is also its least developed. Much of Waquoit, together with Washburn Island, has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places. Native American artifacts, including hammer flakes and shell middens, dating back several thou- sand years, have been discovered on the island. The Waquoit Bay Estuarine Research Reserve, a living laboratory, is part of the Massachusetts State Parks system and its visitor center is open year round, offering educational opportunities to the public to learn about Cape Cod’s K AT H Y S H A R P F R I S B E E ecological resources. Within Waquoit you will find open waters, salt and fresh marshes, barri- er beaches, sand dunes, rivers, mixed pine and oak forests, and sand plain grasslands, making this an ideal place to connect with the nature of Cape Cod. 14
  17. 17. Ocean Quest hiking and picnicking. Don’t be fooled by West Falmouth’s serene atmosphere; some of the VILLAGE PR OFILES East Coast’s most electrifying windsurfing can be found off of beautiful Chapoquoit Beach. WOODS HOLE At the southern end of the Shining Sea Bikeway, this salty village is bustling with scien- tists, residents, and visitors. Follow the sea to Woods Hole and take a moment to enjoy theK AT H Y S H A R P F R I S B E E lovely landscape of Spohr Gardens, and then travel on to Nobska Lighthouse, one of Falmouth’s most notable landmarks. As you round Little Harbor, stop and visit the Woods Hole Historical Museum where you’ll see a dio- rama that depicts an earlier time. In the vil- lage, you’ll cross over the Eel Pond drawbridge to find waterfront restaurants, art galleries and WEST FALMOUTH distinctive boutique shopping. Visit the oldest aquarium in the nation, where harbor seals are West Falmouth, where weathered saltbox cot- tages and shingle-style summer homes are nes- fed twice daily. Best known for its scientific tled among groves of oak and pine, contains community, Woods Hole is home to world- some of Falmouth’s oldest architecture. West renowned Marine Biological Laboratory, Falmouth’s highlands, some of the highest NOAA Northeast Fisheries Science Center, ground on Cape Cod, provide exceptional sea- Sea Education Association and the Woods Hole ward vistas across Buzzards Bay. A drive along Oceanographic Institution (home to the discov- beautiful West Falmouth Highway or a bike ery of the Titanic). Free tours of these institu- ride on the Shining Sea Bikeway will bring you tions are offered seasonally and year round. to Bourne Farm, built in 1775. Acquired by Returning from Woods Hole to Falmouth, The Salt Pond Areas Bird Sanctuaries, Inc. in 1980, Knob, a hidden gem on Quissett Harbor, offers Bourne Farm is located on over 49 acres of a short hike to view a radiant sunset over fields, trails, and woodlands that overlook love- Buzzards Bay. ly Crocker Pond, and is open to the public for 15
  18. 18. falmouth’s history Katharine Lee Bates Falmouth Public LibraryHISTORY K AT H Y S H A R P F R I S B E E FALMOUTH’S first European settlers came to turies. From the Wampanoag tribe ("People of the “Suckanesset” in the 1660s, buying land from the First Light") and courageous Yankee whalers, to Native Americans with the consent of the Court of salty sea captains and Revolutionary War soldiers, Plymouth Colony. Their first houses, farm lots and every nook and cove of Falmouth is home to a common grazing lands were on the neck between remarkable tale. Stroll past the birthplace of Salt and Fresh Ponds. The town was incorporated Katharine Lee Bates, the author of "America the in 1686. Eight years later, its name was changed to Beautiful," or visit the shore at Surf Drive, where Falmouth in honor of the homeport of residents endured an attack by the British warship Bartholomew Gosnold, who in 1602 may have HMS Nimrod in 1814. Stand beside the noble sen- been the first English explorer of Cape Cod. tinel Nobska Lighthouse, one of Americas most This established New England coastal commu- historic and lovely lighthouses, and then explore nity has witnessed the ebb and flow of four cen- the former whaling port of Woods Hole. 16
  19. 19. SITES OF INTEREST East End Meeting House This meeting house The estate offers tours, cultural programs and activi- dates from the late 1700s. In the 1980s, the East ties. End Congregational Religious Society gifted the The Nimrod This house, now a restaurant, was meeting house to the Falmouth Jewish Congregation named after the British warship that bombarded who refurbished and transformed it into their syna- Falmouth in 1814 sending a cannonball through a gogue. wall. Falmouth Congregational Church This historic Nobska Lighthouse Gaze at Falmouth’s most church in the town center houses a bell cast by none famous site, a skyward stretching beacon that has other than Paul Revere, which reads, “The living to the guided mariners to safety since 1828. church I call and to the grave I summon all.” North Falmouth Congregational Church Falmouth Museums On the Green Dedicated When this church was founded in 1832, 22 of the to preserving Falmouth’s past and making it accessible original 40 members had the last name of Nye. It is a to the public through museums, walking tours, trolley quaint and well-kept relic of Falmouth’s past. tours, gallery talks and other activities. Old Burial Ground Jonathan Hatch was one of Falmouth Public Library Lawn View sculptures the first inhabitants of the town of Falmouth more and public art honoring Falmouth’s historic indus- than 300 years ago. His remains lie with others tries, honored veterans and poet-scholar Katharine among early residents of the town in the Old Burying Lee Bates. Ground off Mill Road. Historic Highfield Hall Visit the former palatial Quaker Meeting House The Quakers, who fled summer estate of E. Pierson Beebe, a wealthy religious persecution in neighboring towns, moved HISTORY landowner with estates in Falmouth and Boston, to West Falmouth in 1660. They later built this sim- who was one of Falmouth’s first “summer guests.” ple shelter and burying ground. Woods Hole Falmouth Village Green Stroll along the village’s central emerald trian- gle, which evokes quintessential New England charm. West Falmouth Library This lovely library opened in 1879 with only 50 books and now boasts over 9,000 vol- umes. It offers many community pro- grams, summer movies, music discus- sions and the famous holiday house tour. Woods Hole Historical Museum Enjoy a fascinating glimpse into the rich history of Woods Hole, including muse- ums, galleries, talks and Woods Hole walking tours in the summer months.K AT H Y S H A R P F R I S B E E 17
  20. 20. events 2010 F O R A C O M P L E T E C A L E N DA R O F E V E N T S , V I S I T APRIL 3 JULY 4 SEPTEMBER 4 - 5 Easter Egg Hunt Fireworks Falmouth Dream Cruise Car Show Peg Noonan Park Falmouth Heights Beach, Dusk Multiple Venues, Falmouth Falmouth Village JULY 4 SEPTEMBER 24 - 26 APRIL 24, MAY 1 Bike & Carriage Parade CLASH—Cape Land and Sea Daffodil Days Main Street, Falmouth Village Harvest Festival Spohr Gardens, Falmouth JULY 5-AUGUST 30 Capewide MAY 1 - 8 Lobster on the Lawn OCTOBER 1 - 2 May Baskets St. Barnabas Church (Mondays) JazzFest Falmouth Falmouth Village Main Street, Falmouth Marina Park, Falmouth Harbor MAY 1 - 31 JULY 8 Scranton Avenue, Falmouth Cape Cod Maritime Days Falmouth Garden Stroll Capewide on the Bay OCTOBER 2 - 3 North Falmouth 19th Annual Harvest Festival MAY 27 - OCTOBER 14 Barnstable County Fairgrounds Falmouth Farmers’ Market JULY 8-31CA L E N DA R O F E V E N T S Route 151, East Falmouth Thursdays Noon - 6pm Cape Cod Peg Noonan Park Theatre Project Season OCTOBER 16 Falmouth Village Falmouth Academy Falmouth Cranberry Harvest Highfield Dr., Falmouth Festival JUNE 14 – AUGUST 4 John Parker Road Bogs Falmouth Commodores JULY 14 Baseball Season 32nd Annual Arts & Crafts OCTOBER 31 Guv Fuller Field, Falmouth Street Festival Cape Cod Marathon Main Street, Falmouth Village Village Green, Falmouth JUNE 17 - SEPT 2 Art Market (weekly) JULY 17 - 24 NOVEMBER 26 – 28, Falmouth Village Barnstable County Fair DECEMBER 4 - 5 County Fairgrounds JUNE 18 - 20 The Holidays at Highfield Hall Route 151, East Falmouth Arts Alive Festival Highfield Hall, Falmouth Main Street, Falmouth Village JULY 31 – AUGUST 7 Woods Hole Film Festival DECEMBER 3 - 5 JUNE 19 Throughout Woods Hole Falmouth Holidays-By-The-Sea Strawberry Festival Weekend St. Barnabas Church, Falmouth AUGUST 14 Falmouth Village 20th Annual Falmouth Walk JUNE 24 – SEPTEMBER 2 Falmouth Town Hall Square DECEMBER 5 Falmouth Town Band Concerts 47th Annual Christmas Parade AUGUST 15 Music & Arts Pavillion, Marina Park Main Street, Falmouth Village CIGNA Falmouth Road Race Scranton Avenue, Falmouth (noon) Woods Hole to Falmouth Heights JUNE 27 SEPTEMBER 1-MAY 31 JAN 1-DEC 31 The Hounds at Highfield Woods Hole Falmouth Highfield Hall Grounds, Falmouth Theatre Guild Season Theater Company Season JUNE 29 - AUGUST 28 Highfield Theater Multiple Venues College Light Opera Company Highfield Dr., Falmouth Woods Hole & Falmouth Season K AT H Y S H A R P F R I S B E E Highfield Theater, Falmouth JULY 7 – AUGUST 25 Movies Under the Stars Peg Noonan Park, Dusk Main Street, Falmouth Village JULY 2 – AUGUST 27 Nobska Lighthouse Public Viewing Friday Night Concerts May 15, June 19, July 1, July 15, July 29, August 5, Peg Noonan Park August 14, August 19, December 4 • 9:30 – 11:30AM Main Street, Falmouth Village 18
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  22. 22. Fishing Trunk RiverFA L M O U T H B E AC H E S beaches, boating & fishing WITH 68 STUNNING MILES OF COASTLINE, Falmouth is the perfect place for those who love the sea. Falmouth is well known for its beautiful beaches and the warm waters of Buzzards Bay and Vineyard Sound; water temperatures average 70 degrees in the summer, and sunbathers can enjoy our beaches through late autumn. With ten public beaches (9 salt water beaches and 1 fresh water beach) covering 12 miles of sandy shore, Falmouth has the most public beaches on the Cape, and dozens of inlets that can be explored either on foot or by boat. Many of our beaches are handicapped-accessible and all offer beach wheelchairs (reservation required). Most lodging establishments in Falmouth offer or sell daily parking passes. Call (508) 548-8623 in-season for more information 20
  23. 23. K AT H Y S H A R P F R I S B E E RACHEL FIORE FA L M O U T H B E AC H E SB E AC H R U L E S & R E G U L AT I O N S Windsurfing is allowed off public beaches before 9:00AM and after 5:00PM– portion of Chapoquoit Beach is open at all times. Open fires are not permitted on any public beach. A picnic and barbecue area is available at Goodwill Park (Grew’s Pond). Closing times vary per lot. Please refer to parking signage. Ball playing, rafts, inner tubes, and other float toys are not allowed for safety reasons. Approved personal flotation devices and swimming aids are only permitted with direct adult supervision. Alcoholic beverages are not permitted on beaches. FALMOUTH BEACHES ARE SMOKE-FREE. Dogs are not allowed on Falmouth’s beaches between May 1 and September 30. For the remainder of the year, dogs are allowed on the beaches. Please clean up after your dog. Daily parking passes can be purchased at most hotels and motels in town. Resident and non-resident stickers, weekly and seasonal passes for parking may be purchased at the Ellen T. Mitchell Bathhouse on Surf Drive (508-548-8623). Proof of seasonal occupancy, such as a rental agreement, must be shown. Further information may be obtained by telephon- ing the Bathhouse at the above number from 8:00AM to 5:00PM daily during the summer sea- son or by accessing the Town of Falmouth’s Web site at 21
  24. 24. FA L M O U T H B E AC H E S THE FOLLOWING is a list of beaches managed by the Falmouth Beach Committee (508-548-8623). During the summer season, each location is staffed with lifeguards, and swim lessons are offered. All are handicapped accessible unless otherwise noted. BRISTOL: This beach, located in “Falmouth stream that connects Bournes Pond to Vineyard Heights” neighborhood, has plenty of parking Sound. Beach sticker required or a one-day fee of and beautiful views. A small creek, which ebbs $10 can be paid to the gate attendant for parking. and flows between Little Pond and Vineyard Sound, is a great place for youngsters to OLD SILVER: This beach is by far the most pop- attempt to catch sea creatures caught in the ular on the Cape. The parking lots are divided into tidal surge. Beach sticker required for parking. two sections: one for residents and one for the public, which is accessed by paying a daily entry CHAPOQUOIT: This location is a favorite of fee of $20. Concessions, showers and changing many families. White sand and beautiful open rooms are available. People come from great dis- ocean views greet beachgoers, while windsurfers tances to enjoy Old Silver’s pure white sand.FA L M O U T H B E AC H E S are welcome on the north end of the beach. Parking is ample, but come early; the lots fill up Beach sticker required for parking. fast on hot summer days. GREW’S POND: Located in Goodwill Park off STONY: Located in Woods Hole Village, this Gifford Street, this is a fresh water pond staffed by MBL-owned beach is staffed by Falmouth life- lifeguards. Grew’s Pond boasts a nice sandy guards and parking attendants. It is a wonderful beach. Grills and picnic benches are available, and beach, sheltered from the afternoon southwest a covered pavilion provides shelter. winds and highly utilized, so arrive early. A No sticker required. Falmouth beach sticker or MBL sticker is required FALMOUTH HEIGHTS: The beach at to use the limited parking area. Falmouth Heights on Vineyard Sound is long and SURF DRIVE: Located on Surf Drive, a short boasts plenty of beautiful sand. The water is warm walk from Falmouth’s Main Street, this beach and views of Martha’s Vineyard are outstanding. features public showers and a concession stand. Because of a high sea wall, handicapped accessi- The Ellen T. Mitchell Bathhouse, where residents bility from the wall to the beach is limited. A beach and visitors may purchase Falmouth Beach sticker is required and parking is limited. Parking Stickers, is located here. Surf Drive Beach MEGANSETT: This beach is located along the faces Martha’s Vineyard and is a part of Vineyard shores of Buzzards Bay. Frequented primarily by Sound. Beach sticker required or a one-day park- neighborhood families, Megansett is a great loca- ing fee of $10 can be paid at the gate. tion for viewing a sunset. A beach sticker is WOOD NECK: This beach is blessed with a required and parking is limited. tidal creek containing pure sand and many “crit- MENAUHANT: Located on Vineyard Sound, ters,” a popular combination for active young- this is the longest beach in Falmouth, and is divid- sters. Beach sticker required for parking. ed into an east side and a west side by a tidal 22
  25. 25. FA L M O U T H B E AC H E S PORTABLEBristol: Follow Grand Avenue toMenauhant Road. PORTABLEChapoquoit: In West Falmouth.Take Rte. 28A to Chapoquoit Road. PORTABLEGrew’s Pond: At Goodwill Park, takeRte. 28 to Gifford Street. PORTABLEFalmouth Heights: Follow FalmouthHeights Road to Grand Avenue. PORTABLEMegansett: In West Falmouth, takeRte. 28A to County Road. FA L M O U T H B E AC H E S PORTABLEMenauhant: In East Falmouth, offMenauhant Road. $Old Silver: In North Falmouth, offQuaker Road. $ PORTABLEStony: In Woods Hole, North offWoods Hole Road. Surf Drive: Follow Rte. 28 to SurfDrive. $ PORTABLEWood Neck: From Rte. 28, takePalmer Avenue to Sippewissett Road. Symbol Changing Ice Cream Legend Food Lifeguard Rest Rooms Parking Handicap Facilities Truck RACHEL 23
  26. 26. MARINE FACILITIES PUBLIC LANDINGS Town Dock/Bulk Head COAST GUARD Transient Moorings (508) 457-3253 Transient Slips* Trailer Parking HARBORMASTER Tackle Repairs Marine Store Water Depth Trailer Ramp Restaurants (508) 457-2550 Pump Out Electricity Water/Ice VHF Channels 9 16 Laundry Hauling Repairs Diesel *Reservations accepted Bait Gas HARBORS/SALT PONDS Child’s River, East Falmouth I I I 4 I I I I I I I I Eel Pond/River, East Falmouth 4 Falmouth Inner Harbor I I I I I I I I I I I I I 7 I I I I Great Pond, East Falmouth I ltd. Green Pond/Harbor, East Falmouth I I I I I 5 I ltd. I I Megansett Harbor, North Falmouth 5 I ltd. I Snug Harbor, West Falmouth 4 Quissett Harbor, Woods Hole I I I I 10 I Waquoit Bay, Waquoit 4 I ltd. I West Falmouth Harbor I 5 I ltd. I Eel Pond, Woods Hole I I I I I I 8 IM A R I N E FAC I L I T I E S Great Harbor, Woods Hole I I 14 I I Little Harbor, Woods Hole I 14 Fiddler’s Cove, North Falmouth I I I I I I I I I 5 I FRESH PONDS Ashumet Pond, Mashpee I ltd. Coonamessett Pond, Hatchville I ltd. Jenkins Pond, East Falmouth ltd. Grew’s Pond, Falmouth ltd. BOATING, MARINE FACILITIES AND PUBLIC LANDINGS Because of its expansive coastline and nine pristine harbors, Falmouth is a haven for boaters and sailors. For details on specific areas for anchoring, consult your chart and coast pilot. For specific information, radio the Falmouth Harbormaster on VHF Channels 9 and 16 or call (508) 457-2550. Note: the entire Massachusetts coast is a “no discharge zone” within three miles of shore. FISHING Saltwater and freshwater fishing in Falmouth are hard to beat. Whether it’s surf-casting for stripers and blue- fish, or tossing a line for trout and small- or large- mouth bass, Falmouth delights both seasoned and novice fishermen. Anglers can fish from one of Falmouth’s many docks, bridges, and jetties, or surf- K AT H Y S H A R P F R I S B E E cast into the breaking swells off our public beaches. Many ponds and rivers also offer prime freshwater catches. Charter fishing excursions and boats are available in season. Licenses are required for both salt water and fresh water fishing. 24
  27. 27. Barnstable County FairK AT H Y S H A R P F R I S B E E ACTIVITIES Activities CAPTURE A CAPE COD MEMORY with BARNSTABLE COUNTY FAIR your family as you explore Falmouth’s onshore The Barnstable County Agricultural Society and offshore offerings. Falmouth is full of fam- held its first fair, consisting primarily of live- ily adventures all year-round. Come play the stock and handcraft exhibits, in October of Cape Cod way! 1844 at the County Court House in Barnstable Village. Now in its 166th year, it’s ASHUMET HOLLY WILDLIFE SANCTUARY one of New England’s largest fairs. More Located in East Falmouth, this 49-acre than 85,000 people attend to get up close sanctuary of woods, ponds, meadows, hik- and personal with animals and enjoy a ing paths and rare trees is run by the world of fun foods, thrilling midway rides Massachusetts Audobon Society and is a and games of chance. There will be dozens “place of beauty for the tranquility of all.” of different exhibits, demonstrations and Ashumet Holly is well known for its 65 vari- surprises every day. The 2010 Barnstable eties of holly trees planted throughout the County Fair will be held Saturday, July 17 sanctuary. Admission is $3.00 for nonmem- through Saturday, July 24 at the Fairgrounds ber adults; $2.00 for nonmember children off Route 151 in East Falmouth near the (3-12) and seniors. Mashpee town line. View the entertain- ment lineup and event schedule at 25
  28. 28. PAT R I C I A G A D S B Y Farmers Market BEEBE WOODS served on a three-hour dining experience One of Falmouth’s largest conservation that crosses the historic Cape Cod Canal rail- areas, Beebe Woods features trails, ponds road bridge. Friday night dinner trains con- and other fascinating points of interest. veniently depart from the Buzzards Bay Once part of a 700-acre estate owned by Station in July and August. (508) 771-3800,ACTIVITIES the Beebe family of Boston, the woods are now a popular recreation area for locals, CAPE COD CHILDREN’S MUSEUM visitors, dog-walkers and equestrians. The Cape Cod Childrens Museum is a place Favorite sites here include the Punch Bowl where families can learn and play together. (a kettle-hole pond), Ice House pond and With lots of hands-on exhibits, a puppet the- the massive Sliding Rock. Take the trail to ater, pirate ship, indoor planetarium, Salty’s Peterson Farm and explore meandering Sea Sub, toddler play area, gift shop and meadows where sheep and Scamp the daily programs, youll find plenty to do. llama roam the pasture. (508) 495-1878, Make new friends and learn about their many programs while your children are free CAPE COD CENTRAL RAILROAD to explore, touch and discover. (508) 539- Ride the rails for family fun! Travel 50 miles 8788, past sand dunes, salt marshes and wood- COONAMESSETT FARM lands - with spectacular views you cant see While in East Falmouth, visit Coonamessett from the roadways. Try a Scenic Fun Train, Farm at 277 Hatchville Road, a 20-acre com- a two-hour narrated journey that travels bination farm, attraction and restaurant that through natures pathways to the banks of sells home grown foods with 10 acres of pick- the Cape Cod Canal. Families are welcome your-own fruits vegetables. The café serves to sample fare offered on the delicious din- hot and cold foods and features weekly vege- ing trains, including the Family Supper tarian buffets and Jamaican Night buffets dur- Train complete with face-painting, cos- ing the summer with live steel drum music. tumed characters, music and more. The There is an ice cream stand and general store Sunday Brunch Train is a perfect family with fresh produce, gourmet meals and vege- finale to a Cape Cod getaway. Adults can tarian foods. Guests are welcome to bring rail away in romance aboard an award-win- their own beer and wine to enjoy during ning Elegant Dinner Train. A five-course dinner. As a working farm, Coonamessett gourmet meal, freshly prepared on board, is also features tours of hydroponics and 26
  29. 29. aquaculture greenhouses. Live sheep, roosters, camps and skating clinics for youngsters andducks, miniature donkeys and beautiful adults. Rental skates are available throughalpacas are also born and raised on the farm. Gump’s Pro Shop and Pixy Concessions pro-For more information, call (508) 563-2560 or vides everything from fresh hot coffee tovisit homemade meals. (508) 548-7080,FALMOUTH ARTS CRAFTS STREET FESTIVAL annual festival takes place on Falmouth’s FALMOUTH MUSEUMS ON THE GREENMain Street and features over 200 vendors,local nonprofit organizations and a variety of Explore Falmouth’s past. Stroll through colonialfood concessions. This year’s festival will take gardens, tour two 18th-century houses withplace on July 14. For more information, call period furnishings, view exhibits on whalingL R Productions at (508) 385-8689 or visit and maritime history. Children’s programs offered weekly during the summer. (508) 548- 4857, COMMODORES HERITAGE MUSEUMS GARDENSThe Cape Cod Baseball League has been apremier amateur baseball league in the nation An organization working to preserve the his-since 1885. The Cape League begins this June tory, industry, art and horticulture of America,with an exciting slate of activities, including Heritage Museums Gardens features artthe Invitational CCBL Tryout, the US Military exhibits year-round as well as an AmericanAll-Star game, the annual Under Armor Cape History Museum, the J.K. Lilly III AutomobileCod Baseball League All-Star Game and spe- Museum and beautifully sculpted gardens for ACTIVITIEScial “Scouts Days”. Falmouth is fortunate to strolling. There is also a restored antiquehave its very own team to root for in The carousel for the children to ride. (508) 888-Falmouth Commodores! See a full schedule 3300, games at HIGHFIELD HALLFALMOUTH DREAM CRUISE BY THE SEA Step back into Falmouth’s glory days as a 19th-Labor Day Weekend comes alive when hun-dreds of cars roll into town for a multi-venue century summer resort. Visit Highfield Hall, acar show auto cruise. See cars from WWII restored Victorian mansion built by the Beebeand before, American, British, European and family of Boston. Features changing art andJapanese two-seat sports cars, all performance historical exhibitions, a museum room, estatecoupes/sedans and American muscle cars and and garden tours and special programs forhot rods. Visit adults and children. (508) 495-1878,for more details. HARBOR JOHN F. KENNEDY HYANNIS MUSEUMThis main harbor for the town of Falmouth bus- John F. Kennedy Hyannis Museum is a multi-tles with commercial and recreational boaters media experience dedicated to the days JFKduring the summer months. It’s a great place for spent on Cape Cod—relaxing with family,a stroll or a picnic. The Harbor comes alive withfree town band concerts at the Music Arts playing football with PT109 buddies andPavillion (seasonally). sailing on the ocean, a pastime to which he was constantly drawn. The museum featuresFALMOUTH ICE ARENA more than 80 photographs spanning theThe Falmouth Ice Arena has been home toboys and girls youth hockey, figure skating, years 1934 to 1963 which are arranged inpublic skating and adult hockey since 1965. thematic groupings to reflect John F.The arena is owned and operated by the Kennedy, his family, his friends and the CapeFalmouth Youth Hockey League and provides Cod he so dearly loved. (508) 790-3077,a wide array of activities, including summer 27