March 24, 2014

Winter Sunsets

Winter sunsets in Woods Hole are especially dramatic. But after a long, cold, snowy winter Woods Hole is no different than any other New England community in looking forward to spring. At the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution Ocean Science Exhibit Center, we’re getting ready to open for the season on Monday, April 21. So if your looking for something to do on school vacation week or have always been interested in ocean science we invite you to stop by.
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 […]
July 12, 2012

Nobska Beach

Not far from the village of Woods Hole lies one of the best beaches in Falmouth – Nobska. A white-sand crescent, nestled in the rocky shoreline and under the shadow of scenic Nobska Light, this iconic Cape Cod beach looks out over Vineyard Sound. This point, which juts out toward Martha’s Vineyard, marks the start of the treacherous Woods Hole Passage, and has had a lighthouse on it since 1828.  In Wampanoag, Nobska means “rocky place” or ledge” – an important designation if you were planning to cross to the islands in a canoe. People visit Woods Hole from all […]