Martha’s Vineyard

Woods Hole is the primary ferry port for passengers and cars to the island of Martha’s Vineyard.

March 4, 2015
winter in woods hole

Winter in Woods Hole

The last time the Eel Pond froze over for skating was 2004, and the last time we saw this much snow fall in Woods Hole was probably the Blizzard of 1978.  That’s right, it has been a tough winter in Woods Hole — with lots of snow, shoveling, ice, below zero temperatures and arctic winds. But the beauty of winter on Cape Cod is pretty amazing.  Imagine playing hockey on Eel Pond, walking across the ice to explore frozen boats, sledding on the gold course or walking out to Paradise Rock off Stoney Beach on the ice. Wander the village […]
August 26, 2012

Woods Hole Historical Museum

Today, we think of Woods Hole as a village filled with waterside restaurants, shops, and some of the largest scientific establishments in the world.  But imagine a Woods Hole with clipper ships lining the harbor and sheep grazing on meadows with very few trees. The best place to discover the “old Woods Hole” is definitely the Woods Hole Historical Museum. You’ll find histories, pictures, and displays of the changes Woods Hole has undergone. One of the most noticeable changes is the landscape – Woods Hole used to be one large meadow, without any trees, and sheep grazing on all the land. […]
August 24, 2012

How to Park in Woods Hole

 In the summer months, Woods Hole is filled with happy people, enjoying the summer breeze, watching the boats come in and out of the harbor, stopping for a bite to eat – AND looking for a place to park. But parking in Woods Hole is not as hard as you may think with several hundred spaces waiting to welcome you to our village. The first thing you need to know is that parking in Woods Hole is designed for people who are coming to patronize Woods Hole businesses and see the charm of Woods Hole itself. For these day visitors – […]
August 2, 2012

Queen of Versailles comes to Woods Hole

Filmmaker Lauren Greenfield was in Woods Hole this week, this year’s “Artist in Residence” and invited guest of the Woods Hole Film Festival.  Greenfield screened her hot new film “Queen of Versailles” to a sold-out crowd at Redfield Auditorium on Sunday night. “Queen of Versailles” won the prestigious best-director award at the Sundance Film Festival earlier this year, and is being released in theaters by Magnolia Pictures this month.  This cutting edge documentary follows the riches-to-rags story of billionaires Jackie and David Siegel, who were building the largest house in America before the crash of 2008 left them scrambling and […]