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Travel Cape Cod and See the Cape by Rail

The train travels, clickety clack, along the track at a soothing rhythm. The passing landscape includes swatches of the Cape’s unspoiled scenery such as cranberry bogs. woodlands, tranquil ponds and marshlands. Riding the rails is a unique way to see and experience the Cape. It harkens back to a bygone era when railroad transportation was king.…

Cape Cod Canal Visitor’s Center

The center is open from June 23-Oct. 24 from 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM daily.Tours are held daily at 2:00 PM. The Center is maintained by the Army Corps of Engineers. The reception areas surrounding the canal include picnic areas, a herring run and two bicycle trails. Visitors can watch large vessels navigate the canal…

Glories of the Garden

On Sunday, August 22 th there will be a Family Festival at Highfield Hall from 11AM – 4PM. There will be a question & answer time with garden expert Paul Parent. Also, there will be produce and farm exhibitors and vendors. There will also be a Gadzukes! Zuccini Cook-off. The complete schedule can be found…

Ocean Quest in Woods Hole

Ocean Quest in Woods Hole is a non-profit, hands on discovery cruise where people of all ages can explore the living ocean. It is dedicated to quality marine education 1992. Participants cruise station to station aboard the Venture Inn II and enjoy the scenic beauty of Woods Hole. A Discovery Cruse introduces the major disciplines within…

Lighthouses of Cape Cod

Many of our guests are lighthouse lovers. For them, Cape Cod and the islands are a wonderful treat. There are sixteen lighthouses on the Cape, five on Martha’s Vinyard and three on Nantucket. Each has its own unique story. Falmouth’s own Nobska Light is located on a windy point in the village of Woods Hole.…

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 Visit to Chatham

One of the most charming towns on the Cape is Chatham. If one thinks of the Cape as an arm extending into the Atlantic, Chatham  is located at the very tip of the elbow. The main street resembles a Norman Rockwell painting, with brick walkways, the steepled First Congregational Church, and numerous historic homes. For…

Martha’s Vineyard Daytrip

A Daytrip to Martha’s Vineyard (Updated April 2012) Many guests who visit our Inn plan to spend a day exploring the beautiful island of Martha’s Vineyard. For your convenience, we sell the ferry tickets at our front desk. We also have maps of the island and Pat and Bill enjoy telling guests about the island’s history…