Cape Cod and Falmouth Activities
There are twelve sparkling public beaches where you can lounge on the sand and enjoy our wonderfully mild water – warmed to 70 degrees in summer by the Gulf Stream. Also available are cutting-edge directors at the Woods Hole Film Festival. Attend a performance of the avant-garde Cape Cod Theatre Project or the College Light Opera. Visit the historical museums in Falmouth Center and Woods Hole. Wander through picturesque Spohr Gardens. Outdoor enthusiasts will enjoy sailing, windsurfing, golf, kayaking, fishing, and cycling the Shining Sea Bike Path. And our world-class scientific institutions make for a fascinating afternoon adventure – including a petting zoo for aquatic creatures! For more details on these activities, see below. For information on Cape Cod area attractions.
Ashumet Holly & Wildlife Sanctuary
45 acres, nature trails, guided nature walks, bird watching, spring seal cruises, summer and fall cruises to Cuttyhunk Island.
Biking, Roller Blading and Jogging
Falmouth has over 68 miles of coastline with an average summer water temperature of 70 degrees (the warmest on the Cape). We have over 12 miles of public beaches for you to enjoy.Find our 2017 Falmouth Beach Review on our blog.
Shining Sea Bikeway – 7.2 mile (round trip) level path between Falmouth and Woods Hole. Scenic views of the coastline. Access points at Elm Road, Oyster Pond Road and Surf Drive. Parking at entrance on Locust Street, Falmouth.
Cape Cod Canal – 13 mile (round trip) level trail runs along the Cape Cod Canal from Bourne to Sandwich on the Cape side. Access the Buzzards Bay Recreation Area west of the Bourne Bridge
Cape Cod Conservatory
Offering events in art, music, dance and theater.
Coonamessett Farm is a twenty-acre farming and research enterprise located on Cape Cod in Massachusetts. There are many farming activities located here, including a cafe and general store.
Fishing is permitted from our many docks and bridges. Enjoy the excitement of surf casting from any of our beaches. No license is required for salt water recreational fishing in Massachusetts. Freshwater fishing licenses are required and can be purchased at local tackle shops.
If a child is under 15 he/she can fish in fresh water without a license.
Local Golf Courses:
Ballymeade Country Club – The jewel in the crown, our Championship 18 Hole Golf Course, has been redesigned by Jim Fazio and Chi Chi Rodriguez to provide a challenging and memorable round of golf for all levels of play. You will soon see why Ballymeade is the “talk of the Cape” as the course utilizes all of the natural topography of the area, not offered anywhere else on Cape Cod.
Falmouth Country Club – A challenging 27-hole year-round public course not far from beaches, cranberries and all that is Cape Cod. Walk or ride the championship 18 hole, par 72 course, or enjoy the 9 hole, par 37 “Talon” course. Flat terrain, lush fairways and our immaculate greens will bring out the best in your game.
Explore Plymouth, MA
Experience the thrill of whale watching and deep-sea fishing, or relax on a harbor cruise. Bask in the sun on our beaches, grab a bite to eat, and join in the fun at our summer concert series. Connect with your ancestors as you travel back in time at Plimoth Plantation and Mayflower II. Visit some of the most historic houses and museums in Massachusetts, and marvel at the famous Plymouth Rock. Enjoy the spectacular fall foliage of a New England autumn and the crimson beauty of a cranberry bog harvest. There’s also wonderful shopping, antiquing, golfing and an impressive selection of restaurants!
No! You don’t have to go to Provincetown to see whales! Enjoy a wonderful cruise while spotting the great whales of the North Atlantic. Cruises average 3 1/2 to 4 hours. Informative commentary by a naturalist. Great thing to do rain or shine! Companies that guarantee sightings and are less than 45 minutes from Falmouth:
Hyannis Whale Watcher Cruises – Barnstable Harbor, Barnstable. The only mid-Cape whale watch and the Fastest Boat on Cape Cod. The only mid-Cape whale watch and the Fastest Boat on Cape Cod.
Captain John Boats Town Wharf, Plymouth /Whale Watching & Deep Sea Fishing