Falmouth is the Cape’s second largest town and has more coastline than any other town on the Cape – to the West lies the clear waters of Buzzards Bay and to the South, the waters of Vineyard Sound. Popular Falmouth Heights is known for historic sea front shingled houses.
Falmouth’s village green is listed on the National Register of Histroic Places. The Congregational Church (1856) boasts a bell made by the silversmith Paul Revere, who was also a leader of the American Revolution.
Falmouth offers a good selection of shops and restaurants as well four public golf courses and a coastal bike trail of 11 miles.
Four miles south of Falmouth is the quaint fishing village of Woods Hole. From Woods Hole the ferries leave for Martha’s Vineyard. This is also home to three world renowned scientific organizations: the Marine Biological Laboratory (MBL), the National Marine Fisheries (“the Fisheries”), and the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI). The Sea Education Association includes the oldest aquarium in the United States.
Villages of Falmouth
Falmouth / North Falmouth / West Falmouth / Hatchville / Teaticket / East Falmouth / Waquoit / Woods Hole
TOP THINGS TO DO AND SEE IN FALMOUTH
Ashumet Holly Wildlife Sanctuary
Bourne Farm, Falmouth
Shining Sea Bikeway (11.5 mile seaside bike path)
Falmouth Museums on the Green (represents colonial Cape Cod)
Nobska Point Lighthouse
Spohr Garden on Fells Road (6-acre garden on Oyster pond)