August 21, 2012

The Fishmonger

Despite having eaten at the Fishmonger dozens of times, the definition of a “fishmonger” was never clear to me. After a few Google searches, I discovered this means “someone who sells fish and seafood” which is certainly true of this authentic New England perched on one of the East Coast’s most cherished fishing meccas. With fresh fish served daily, the atmosphere in this wharf-turned-dining-room is perfect for a meal by the sea. Add the fabulous views of Great Harbor and the drawbridge, and you really cannot go wrong. Everyone loves watching the channel as tall sailboats pass through the Woods […]
August 21, 2012

Pierce Exhibit Center and Gift Shop

On July 4th, the Marine Biological Laboratory (MBL) reopened the Pierce Exhibit Center and Gift Shop. The exhibit center was newly renovated this year to better express the enormous impact MBL has had in the scientific community. The exhibit center includes live animal tanks with creatures that MBL scientists are currently working with to better understand human health. In addition to the live animals, there is an interactive laboratory with hands-on microscopes, squid models, and amazing underwater video footage. The exhibit center is both free and open to the public. The gift shop portion is located inside of the exhibit […]
August 11, 2012

Biking Along the Shining Sea

On a sunny Cape Cod day, nothing beats riding a bike while overlooking long stretches of beaches and cranberry bogs. The “Shining Sea Bikeway,” was named after the song “America the Beautiful” written by Falmouth native – Katharine Lee Bates. The name not only signifies a historical importance, but also reflects the beautiful beach views of this distinctive path. The bike path extends along what was an old train route – originally running through Buzzards Bay, North and West Falmouth, Woods Hole and ending at the Falmouth Station.  While it crosses a few roads, for the most part this right […]
August 10, 2012

Woods Hole’s Pirate Bar

Built in 1849,  the Captain Kidd is Woods Hole’s favorite pirate bar. With marble counter tops and furnishings from old ships, dining at the Captain Kidd really takes you back to Woods Hole’s original pirate days. Yes, it’s true.  Woods Hole was once the hangout of pirates, including the famous Captain Kidd who was rumored to use nearby Tarpaulin and Kettle Coves as a hideout from which to spring upon merchant ships. The Kidd, as locals refer to the restaurant, was outfitted in honor of our famous pirate forbearer, and the walls of the main bar are lined with a 1930’s […]