Falmouth is home to 10 warm water beaches, including 2 public windsurfing beaches, along with a variety of sporting activities such as golf, tennis, fishing, boating and kayaking, biking and roller blading. Falmouth is also home to the Commodores a collegiate baseball team - a member of Cape Cod Baseball League. Many area attractions, including the Island of Martha’s Vineyard, Cape Cod National Seashore, Plimoth Plantation, Historic Boston and the Famous Mansions of Newport, Rhode Island make for interesting day trips. With Sippewissett as your home base, you’ll be able to explore all that Cape Cod and the Islands have to offer.
Nobska Light is a lighthouse located at the division between Buzzards Bay and Vineyard Sound in Woods Hole, Massachusetts on the southwestern tip of Cape Cod. It overlooks Marthas Vineyard and Nonamesset Island. The light station was established in 1826, and the current tower dates to 1876. The light station was added to the National Register of Historic Places as Nobska Point Light Station in 1987.
At the heart of Ashumet Holly is an eight-acre coastal plain pond, considered a globally rare natural community attracting over 30 species of dragonflies and rare pondshore wildflowers. The sanctuary is also known for its 1,000 Holly trees of 65 varieties. Barn Swallows, Baltimore Orioles, and other migratory birds nest at the sanctuary and four vernal pools were created to restore the threatened Spadefoot Toad.
The National Marine Life Center is an independent, non-profit marine animal hospital, science, and education center based in Bourne, Massachusetts. Their mission is to rehabilitate for release stranded sea turtles, seals, dolphins, porpoises, and small whales, and to advance scientific knowledge and education in marine wildlife and conservation.
The Woods Hole Historical Museum is a lively small museum with changing exhibits and diverse programs appealing to people with wide interests. Founded as an adjunct to the Woods Hole Library "to establish and preserve a collection of objects and materials of cultural, historical, and artistic value," it has grown to a campus of several buildings housing exhibit, workshop, and archival space, as well as becoming an active publisher of works of local and historical interest.
Coonamessett Farm is dedicated to the responsible stewardship and maintenance of the biodiversity of our planet. Their purpose is the development and transfer of appropriate technology in support of farming and fishing communities that are environmentally sound and compatible with a sustainable future.
Coast Guard Station Woods Hole is a multi-mission Level 1, ports, waterways, and coastal security station that conducts search and rescue, recreational boating safety, and living marine resources fisheries enforcement in Vineyard Sound, Nantucket Sound, and Buzzards Bay. The station is co-located with Sector Southeastern New England in Woods Hole Massachusetts on the southwestern most tip of Cape Cod.
The Barnstable County Fair has been an annual summer tradition on Cape Cod for over 170 years. The fair is affordable, old-fashioned family fun for all ages. Make your memories this year. Group Rates and multi-day passes are available. There are animal shows, 4-H demonstrations, petting zoos, horticulture displays, rides, games, live music, arts & crafts, food and commercial vendors with various arts and crafts for sale.
The festival is held each year from the last Saturday of July through the first Saturday of August in the picturesque village of Woods Hole, Massachusetts. Woods Hole is the oldest independent film festival on Cape Cod and, while the festival is dedicated to screening the work of emerging independent filmmakers—with a special emphasis on New England films and filmmakers—it also screens work and hosts filmmakers from around the world.
The Falmouth Commodores are a collegiate summer baseball team based in Falmouth, Massachusetts. The team is a member of the Cape Cod Baseball League and plays in the league’s Western Division. Falmouth currently plays its home games at Arnie Allen Diamond at Guv Fuller Field, one of 6 ballparks in the Cape League with the luxury of lights.
The state of the art vessel Whale Watcher will carry you to Stellwagen Bank National Marine Sanctuary for an unforgettable encounter with the whales. The seasonal home to Humpback, Finback, Minke whales and several dolphin species, the waters around Cape Cod consistently rank as one of the world’s top 10 whale watching destinations. With over thirty years experience, and a sighting rate of 99%, Hyannis Whale Watcher Cruises looks forward to serving you on the whale watching adventure of a lifetime.
A family-owned and operated business for over 40 years, their greatest joy is to share the beauty and grandeur of the waters surrounding Cape Cod with you. Have fun bottom fishing with your family or friends in the calm waters of the Sound aboard the Patriot. There is plenty of inside & outside seating complete with a snack bar. You can also spend an exciting day sport fishing around the Sound’s rips and shoals on the well-equipped sport fishing vessel, the Minuteman.
Nantucket, a tiny, isolated island off of Cape Cod is a summer destination with dune-backed beaches. It’s marked by its unpainted cedar-shingled buildings, many surrounded by manicured privets. The wharves and cobblestoned streets of the Town of Nantucket are lined with restaurants, high-end boutiques and steepled churches. The town’s Whaling Museum recounts the island’s role as a 19th-century whaling hub.
A longtime New England summer colony, it encompasses harbor towns and lighthouses, sandy beaches and farmland. Its accessible only by boat or air. Vineyard Haven, on the eastern end, is a ferry port and the islands commercial center. Oak Bluffs has Carpenter Gothic cottages and an iconic carousel.
Provincetown is a New England town located at the extreme tip of Cape Cod in Barnstable County, Massachusetts. A small coastal resort town with a year-round population of just under 3,000, Provincetown has a summer population of as high as 60,000. Often called P-town, the town is known for its beaches, harbor, artists, and tourist industry.
Heritage Museums & Gardens is comprised of three galleries and expansive gardens located in historic Sandwich, Massachusetts. It includes galleries for American Folk Art, a vintage carousel, automobiles and traveling exhibitions. The gardens feature a collection of thousands of rhododendrons, including a collection of the world-renowned Dexter variety. Their typical bloom time is from Memorial Day Weekend to mid-June. Other horticultural areas of interest include: holly, daylily, herb, hosta, and heather gardens, as well as more than a thousand varieties of trees, shrubs and flowers.
The New Bedford Whaling Museum is located in New Bedford, Massachusetts. The museum through its collections and exhibitions, tells the story of the international whaling industry and the history more generally of the Old Dartmouth region (now the city of New Bedford and towns of Acushnet, Dartmouth, Fairhaven and Westport) situated along the south coast of Massachusetts. The museum collection contains over 750,000 items, including 3,000 pieces of scrimshaw and 2,500 logbooks, both of which are the largest collections in the world.
Step onto a full-scale reproduction of the tall ship that brought the Pilgrims to Plymouth in 1620. Costumed role-players tell you about their perilous journey across the Atlantic, while modern guides speak about the fascinating history of Mayflower and Mayflower II. Learn about the Mayflower Compact and how America's constitutional tradition began shipboard almost 400 years ago.
Plimoth Plantation founded in 1947 is a living history museum in Plymouth, Massachusetts that exhibits the original settlement of the Plymouth Colony established in the 17th century by English colonists, some of whom later became known as Pilgrims. They were among the first people who emigrated to America to avoid religious persecution and to seek religious separation from the Church of England.
Boston is overrun with exciting opportunities to explore America's past. But history did not stop happening when the American Revolution ended. Today, a visit to Boston brings history to life through guided tours, mapped routes and even self exploration where you can bump into folks dressed in colonial garb ready to respond to the questions you may have. It is easy to connect with the past while exploring Boston in the present.
Welcome to the Freedom Trail, a 2.5-mile, red-lined route that leads you to 16 historically significant sites — each one an authentic treasure. Explore museums and meetinghouses, churches, and burying grounds. Learn about the brave people who shaped our nation. Discover the rich history of the American Revolution, as it began in Boston, where every step tells a story.
John F. Kennedy Hyannis Museum is a multimedia exhibit designed to open a window on the days JFK spent on Cape Cod; days relaxing with family while sailing on the ocean to which he was so constantly drawn. The museum includes a thematic panorama of photographs, archival films, artifacts, text panels, and oral histories of John F. Kennedy and his family.
The history of the Pairpoint Glass Company dates back to 1837 when the Mount Washington Glass Works was founded in South Boston. A reorganization of the company in 1874 brought Frederick S. Shirley to the firm as the new manager and under him many new types of glass were developed and patented including: Burmese, Peachblow, Lava, Rose Amber, Royal Flemish, and Satin glass. Mount Washington became noted for its brilliant cut glass and was awarded a certificate of merit for its exhibit at the Centennial Exposition in Philadelphia in 1876.
You can enjoy a show at the venue’s main amphitheater stage under the protection of covered seating, or brave the open air for a cheaper spot on the lawn where you can lay a blanket and just hang out. The center boasts 7,000 covered seats, 7,000 open-air reserved seats, and 5,900 general admission on the lawn.