Frolicking In (and Around) Falmouth

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Located only 15 miles from the Cape Cod Canal, Falmouth is just at the beginning of the Cape.  Each of the 15 towns and two islands offer something unique and interesting for all.  Take a look at some of our favorite day trips from Falmouth!  They will help make your InnSeason Resorts vacation in Falmouth even more memorable!

Martha’s Vineyard – Ferries depart from Woods Hole or from Falmouth Harbor and take you on a 20 minute cruise over to one of the most famous summer vacation spots in the world.  Visit the Flying Horses Carousel in Oak Bluffs, one of the oldest carousels in the country.  After the carousel, take a walk over to the gingerbread cottages.  Take a trip out to Aquinnah (pronounced Ahh-QUINN-ahh) and see the cliffs of Gay Head.  You don’t need a car depending on where you take the ferry to but a bike would be a good way to see the island.

Lighthouse Tour – Start in Falmouth and see Nobska Light in Woods Hole.  Then make your way up Cape to see Sandy Neck Light in Barnstable on Cape Cod Bay and Lewis Bay Light in Hyannis.  Then continue up 28 to Chatham and see Chatham Light and Hardings Light.  Nauset Light, Truro Light, and Race Point Light are highlights to the Lower Cape.  Each lighthouse is unique and different and also some offer tours so be sure to check the calendar to see if they are open to the public to tour!

Historic Sandwich – Not far from Falmouth, Historic Sandwich is a beautiful town that showcases old Cape Cod.  Parking is free and you can walk between most of the attractions!  The Hoxie House is the oldest house on Cape Cod. From there, visit the Sandwich Glass Museum that features 5,000 pieces of 19th century glass. Dexter’s Grist Mill is the perfect spot to take your family picture to remember your vacation!

Provincetown – Great for everyone, this open and accepting community, more commonly referred to as Ptown,  showcases the best of life on Cape Cod.  With pristine beaches, beautiful shops and art galleries, and great dining, there’s something for everyone at the tip of Cape Cod.  Spend the day climbing the Pilgrim Monument and then enjoy a Whale Watch out of MacMillan Wharf or just enjoy a cup of chowder and a lobster!

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