Racing Beach

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 […]
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 […]