There are 140-metered spots in the village of Woods Hole. Meters accept quarters and credit/debit cards, and most have a three hour maximum time. Meters are free after 6 pm, but NO overnight parking is allowed.
The Woods Hole Business Association operates three parking lots:
- The Dyers Dock parking lot (just before the drawbridge on the left on Water Street) is open after 5 pm nightly and on Saturday and Sunday days for a fee.
- The MBL Lilly parking lot (located about 150 yards on the right after the draw bridge) is open Saturday nights for a fee.
- The Fisheries parking lot (located after waterfront park on the left) is open Friday night and also Saturday and Sunday beginning at 11 am, free of charge.
Additionally, there are several other pay lots near the ferry terminal available for all day parking. For more information on parking for the ferry click HERE.
The WHOOSH Trolley
The WHOOSH trolley operates in the summer from late June to Labor Day. The trolley leaves from Walmart in Falmouth and passes through downtown Falmouth (where it stops anywhere you flag it or ask to get off) and ends in front of the Martha’s Vineyard ferry terminal.
The WHOOSH trolley leaves every thirty minutes from 9:35 am to 10:05 pm, seven days a week in-season only. From Walmart to Woods Hole is six miles and takes approximately 30 minutes with stops.
» View the WHOOSH Trolley Route
Bike to Woods Hole
Biking is an excellent way to head into Woods Hole, and you can find bike racks near the Steamship Authority terminal. The Shining Sea Bikeway follows the coast from Falmouth to Woods Hole, winding along the Vineyard Sound shoreline. Ideal for casual and beginner cyclists, it was built on a former railroad right-of-way, and is level nearly the entire 3.3-mile distance.
Lined with familiar Cape Cod flower and tree species, it makes for a wonderful ride from Falmouth to scenic Woods Hole. This route avoids much of Falmouth’s notorious summer traffic by winding down along the beach, through marshes and through the Salt Pond Bird Sanctuary