Fun Things to Do

Woods Hole is filled with fun things to do in the summer.

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 20, 2012

African Dance brings the Community Together

The Woods Hole Community Hall, an 1878 wooden building in the center of this historic fishing village, is an unlikely mecca for African dance. But professional African dancer, Tara Murphy loves teaching here because her enthusiastic students and great sense of community. Murphy has a long history with Afro centric culture, starting with her own biracial heritage. She later earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in theater and religious studies at Yale, where she also delved into African dance. Her great interest in African culture lead her to study traditional dance and drumming in Ghana, West Africa. Murphy’s studies did […]