Fun Things to Do

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

July 29, 2012

Under the Sun

Growing up near Woods Hole, I’ve shopped at Under the Sun many times, hunting through the cool collection of earrings or admiring the hand-made lamp shades and other local crafts.  But it wasn’t until I met owner Joyce Stratton and her partner Peggy Cunningham that I realized all the history I was missing about this lovely little shop in the middle of the village. Turns out, Stratton has been operating her shop since 1968, first in the small space on the ground floor of the Woods Hole Inn (now known as “Local Colors”) and seven years later from the top […]
July 26, 2012

Cape Cod Treasure

Less than a mile away from downtown Woods Hole rests the small but beautiful Stoney Beach. Although Stoney Beach may not be as big as Nobska Beach or other beaches in Falmouth, this recluse is a cherished Woods Hole spot. For kids, Stoney beach is exceptional for it’s lack of rocks and waves. Kids also love the jetty. I frequently babysit a few kids at Stoney Beach and their favorite activity is to clamber down to the end of the jetty and catch fish and crabs in their buckets. It’s great to see the camaraderie of kids as they slowly […]
July 25, 2012

A Coffee Drinker’s Heaven

Whether it’s December or August, Coffee Obsession – a latte lovers hangout in the village of Woods Hole — is often packed with happy customers. In the winter, Coffee O is a cozy spot to drink a cocoa royal and read a book and in the summer, Coffee O provides an air-conditioned space to cool off and surf the web while sipping on an iced coffee. In between a few of my jobs, I frequently find myself seeking out Coffee O as a place to relax and refuel. I love being able to order my favorite drink (iced hazelnut coffee […]
July 13, 2012

Summer People, Summer Not

Have you ever seen a road open up like the massive jaw of a great white, the asphalt, curb and yellow lines lifting together in one flat precarious mass, and reaching skywards as a lone sailboat passes on the water below?  This spectacle happens every hour in Woods Hole in summer, as the Water Street drawbridge opens to let boats in and out of the protected marina called Eel Pond. It’s quite a sight to see – a mast floating past steel girders, sunburnt boaters below waving up to the crowd, traffic halted with people on bikes, scooters, vintage cars […]