Cape Cod Villages

Woods Hole is one of the premiere villages on Cape Cod, known for its deep harbor, great beaches and vintage village.

June 30, 2012

A Perfect Way to Spend the Afternoon

With a panoramic view of Quissett Harbor and Racing Beach, the small park known locally as the Knob is definitely worth the journey. The Knob is truly unlike most places in Woods Hole – long wooded paths circle throughout 12 acres that eventually lead to this narrow peninsula where you find yourself surrounded by water and horizon. Aspiring to preserve and let the public utilize the land, Cornelia Carey left the Knob to Salt Pond Areas Bird Sanctuaries in the early 1970’s. Ever since, the Knob has been a  treasured piece of Woods Hole that everyone can enjoy. A perfect […]
June 28, 2012

Red White and Blue

It’s safe to say that the Fourth of July Parade in Woods Hole is one of the most unique parades in America. The event is filled with water themed floats and everyone dresses up to reflect their love of Woods Hole’s marine life. The Marine Biological Laboratory (MBL) organizes the parade. Locals and researchers dress up in the quirkiest ways – posing as amoeba, lobsters, crustaceans, squid, etc. Those wishing to get in on the action gather at 11:30 at the School Street parking lot to suit up in costumes. The parade starts at 12 o’clock along Water Street and […]
June 28, 2012

A Reviving Garden

Tucked away from the center of Woods Hole, Spohr Garden is a hidden gem. The garden is overflowing with flowers and trees. A small dock, surrounded by huge antique anchors, sits over Oyster Pond and is a perfect place to let your feet dangle in the water. Despite the many visitors, the entire garden remains serene. While sitting on the dock two mallards curiously waddled around me, as if they were intrigued and wanted a closer look. I saw two signets following a swan, again completely uncaring of my presence. How rare in our busy modern lives to fall into […]
June 25, 2012

Woods Hole or Grand Cayman?

On one of the hottest days of the summer, I sat down to interview Kevin Murphy – the owner of Shuckers. As the southwest breeze off the water flowed through the shady restaurant, pairing with the Caribbean music and brightly colored fresh squeezed cocktails on every table, I felt like I was in the Cayman Islands. Murphy and his wife, Karen, opened Shuckers 30 years ago. “We try to create a fun, fast pace, casual, water front experience,” he said. With music and dockside seating, this spot achieves Murphy’s goal of  “an atmosphere much like the Caribbean but located here […]