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 […]
August 10, 2012

Quicks Hole Kids Night

Every Tuesday evening, starting in July, Quicks Hole transforms into a kid sized movie theater. The lights are dimmed, the projector comes out and small chairs for the movie – goers are lined up.   Kid’s Night at Quicks is a local favorite, with both parents and their children. Family classics are shown on a big screen jammed in a corner of the dining room, and parents gather nearby on the water view deck for an adult meal and a pitcher of the house sangria.  Kids eat their suppers and then fall into that wonderful late-in-the-day storytelling trance that comes with […]
August 8, 2012

The Landfall

What could beat dangling your feet into the Gulf-stream water after a delicious seafood dinner? Probably not too much – the Landfall Restaurant sits right over the water and serves great fresh and local food from one of the best waterfront locations on Cape Cod. From lobster, swordfish, clams, scallops to juciy sirloin and many other choices – the Landfall serves it all.  This classic New England fare is great for all ages and tastes. The atmosphere at the Landfall is also totally classic Cape Cod. Just looking at the ceiling of hanging buoys and other shipwrecked treasures, then check […]