Shining Sea Bikeway

Shining Sea Bikeway
Shining Sea Bikeway
Shining Sea Bikeway

Need a little activity on your Cape Cod holiday?

The Palmer House Inn is right next to the Shining Sea Bikeway. Guests may borrow one of the bicycles from the Inn (first come basis). This winding bike path takes you passed beaches, ponds and marshes.

One of my favorite trips is to ride to Woods Hole (a little over 4 miles) for lunch at the Captain Kidd. It’s a great place to sit on the deck watching the boats in the harbor while having a pub lunch. If you’re looking for seafood for lunch Landfall Restaurant is another favorite.

Woods Hole Aquarium Seal Pool
Woods Hole Aquarium Seal Pool

Don’t forget to stop by the Woods Hole Oceanographic Museum and Seal Tank. They sometimes have recovering wild seals so remember to be quiet when you approach the tank.

Shining Sea Bike Path
Shining Sea Bike Path in Fall

Just opened this spring is an additional eight miles of the bikeway. It takes you north, past beautiful vistas of the bay and ends in the charming village of North Falmouth. There you can have a cone at Smitty’s Ice Cream or lunch in the old caboose at the Silver Lounge. Before you start your return journey be sure to stop in Uncle Bill’s Store. When ever I go there I am sure to find something that the Inn just can’t do without.

May Cape Cod Travel Highlights

Here are a few of the events going on in Cape Cod this May that we are looking forward to. We hope you’ll travel to Cape Cod to enjoy them with us.

MAY 15, 7pm-9pm, Cultural Center of Cape Cod, South Yarmouth
Dr. Susan Larsen will detail the life and work of Edward Hopper with a presentation titled: Edward Hopper’s America: Then and Now. Admission is $15 and a reception follows. www.cultural-center.org; 508-349-7100

MAY 15-17, 10am-4pm each day, Green Briar Nature Center, East Sandwich
Enjoy the 28th Annual Herb Festival. The festival includes a range of lectures, exhibits, garden walks, a luncheon, and a vast selection of plants for sale. www.thorntonburgess.org; 508-888-6870

MAY 16, 10am, Trolley Tour, Falmouth Museums on the Green
Its Katharine Lee Bates’ 150th birthday – take a Trolley Tour and learn about the favorite haunts from the America The Beautiful author’s childhood. The tour is $20 per person. www.falmouthhistoricalsociety.org; 508-548-4857

MAY 19-JUNE 21, Pieces: Photography of Robert Manz, Highfield Hall, Falmouth
Robert Manz, a fine art photographer, based in Pocasset, MA, USA and Co. Mayo, Ireland will be showing his work at Highfield Hall in an exhibition titled Pieces: The Photography of Robert Manz. Photographs are available for sale. A portion of the proceeds benefits the hall. www.highfieldhall.org; 508-495-1878

MAY 22-25, 38th Annual Figawi Race Weekend, Hyannis
This renowned race to Nantucket, and the first regatta  of the season, is a fun weekend of sailing. www.figawi.com; 508-221-6891

MAY 22-JULY 5, Adventures in Restoration, Highfield Hall, Falmouth
View the details of this legendary mantion’s restoration through photographs, tours, and a restoration workshop. www.highfieldhall.org, 508-495-1878

MAY23, 9am-4pm, Nantucket Sidewalk Art Show, Nantucket
The Artists Association of Nantucket (AAN) presents its annual Sidewalk Art Show. The Art Show features work from more than 30 AAN members and will be located in the garden of the Nantucket Atheneum. www.nantucketarts.org; 508-228-0294

As always the events above are subject to change. Please check with the event organizer for details and to confirm dates.