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Swim the warm waters of Buzzards Bay then enjoy the cool summer breezes as you bask under the summer sun. After your trip to the beach, take a leisurely stroll down Main Street and check out some of the best restaurants on Cape Cod. Falmouth real estate lies in the second largest town on the Cape, where there is always plenty to see and do.
There are eight villages in Falmouth. East Falmouth the most populated is split into four necks separated by tidal creeks and encompasses the villages of Hatchville and Waquoit. Falmouth Village is one of the smallest, in the southern end of town along Vineyard Sound. West Falmouth lies along Buzzards Bay and is home to Chapoquoit Beach and many historic buildings. North Falmouth has lovely beaches along Buzzards Bay, an historic district and many centrally located businesses. The small village of Teaticket is bordered on the east by scenic Great Pond in the southern end of town. Woods Hole, home to the Steamship Authority and Nobska light, is best known for marine research centers such as the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, Woods Hole Research Center and the Marine Biological Laboratory.
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The Woods Hole Film Festival is an annual week-long event in midsummer. The festival showcases the works of independent filmmakers that have a relationship to Cape Cod. There are screenings, music, workshops, panel discussions, parties, and special presentations by filmmakers and authors.
The Falmouth Arts and Crafts Festival, held in mid-July, is a huge street fair with over 200 artisans and artists set up on Main Street. The stores also have sidewalk sales. Enjoy great shopping, browsing and food in the beautiful setting of historic downtown Falmouth.
The Cape Cod Fairgrounds in Falmouth is host to many annual events such as the Barnstable County Fair, The Cape Cod Harvest Festival and Brew Fest, the Cape Cod Scallop Fest, and the Cape Cod Food Truck Festival. The largest and best known is the County Fair, which features live music, animal shows, 4H demonstrations, a petting zoo, arts and crafts, live stock competitions, horse jumping, amusement park rides and games. Tens of thousands of visitors are drawn to this fair each summer. Musicians include popular country, classic rock and pop bands.
The Falmouth Christmas Parade takes place every year in early December. Known as Southeastern Massachusetts’ largest holiday parade, it features floats, marching bands, animals and Santa Claus.
Things to do in Falmouth
Warmed by the Gulf Stream, Falmouth’s mild waters make swimming, fishing and windsurfing memorable pastimes well into autumn. Bury your toes in warm sand and enjoy the salty essence of Falmouth’s 10 public beaches and 68 miles of winding coastline, along Vineyard Sound and Buzzards Bay. Bike the 10.7 mile-long Shining Sea Bikeway where you can cycle or stroll alongside the ocean, through salt marshes and across a working cranberry bog.
Stroll Falmouth Village’s tree-lined Main Street and you’ll find locally-owned shops filled with unique gifts, clothing, artworks, books and more. Restaurants offering Irish, Italian, Mexican, local seafood, and fine to casual American cuisine will delight foodies.
Discover the cultural side of Falmouth through summer stock theater, small-town band concerts overlooking Falmouth harbor, independent films at the Woods Hole Film Festival, historic museums, the Falmouth Art Center and many locally produced arts and entertainment events.
The Falmouth Museums on the Green contain a treasure trove of stories and artifacts that tell the story of the town of Falmouth, Massachusetts. The museums overlook the Village Green where members of the Colonial militia practiced in the 1700s and sea captains built their homes. Two 18th-century houses display period furniture, fine art, textiles and rotating exhibits that provide a glimpse into the town’s rich historic past.
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