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The New England Cape Cod Classiv Beach Volleyball Tournament

June 28, 2016 by Beth Colt

SPIKE UNIVERSITY’s 1st Annual Cape Cod Beach Volleyball Tournament!  Come play in Yarmouth, MA at the popular Smugglers Beach.  The New England Cape Cod ClassicTM tournament is meant for moderate to advanced skills.  Come have fun and enjoy the Cape!  Spike-U will award the top 3 teams in each age group with an endorsement bid to their National event of choice AAU, USAV or EVP.  You do not have to be a member of AAU, USAV, NERVA or EVP to participate in The New England Cape Cod Classic!

Inaugural Falmouth History Walk

May 22, 2016 by Beth Colt

INAGURAL FALMOUTH HISTORY WALK

5K family-friendly, take a stroll through Falmouth’s past and meet characters form yesteryear along the way!

Advance registration to follow at: www.museumsonthegreen.organd Facebook!

Proceeds will benefit Museums on the Green educational programming.

Walk or Run for History

May 22, 2016 by Beth Colt

Hosted by Falmouth Historical Society and Falmouth Museums on the Green.  For more info visit http://museumsonthegreen.org/

Free Guided Walk of Caroline Tuthill Preserve

May 7, 2016 by Beth Colt

Sheriff’s Meadow Foundation staff will lead a free guided walk through the scenic Caroline Tuthill Preserve of oak and pitch pine forest and wooded wetlands, with expansive views of the salt marshes along Sengekontacket Pond. The preserve was formed by the Cape Cod lobe of the Late Wisconsin glacier and includes glacial features such as high knobs and sunken kettleholes. Lady’s Slippers grow along the trail and at the foot of the preserve’s oak trees; we hope to find some in bloom.  Meet at the Trailhead kiosk on the Edgartown-Vineyard Haven Rd in Edgartown. Directions: From the Triangle intersection in Edgartown, travel 0.4 miles west on the Edgartown-Vineyard Haven Road to the roadside parking and trailhead kiosk. From the four-way stop at the junction of the Edgartown-Vineyard Haven Road and Barnes road, travel east 3.7 miles on the Edgartown-Vineyard Haven Road to the roadside parking and kiosk. The walk will be held rain or shine.

The Sheriffs Meadow Foundation is Martha’s Vineyard’s largest and oldest non-profit land trust whose mission is to conserve the natural, beautiful, rural landscape and character of Martha’s Vineyard for present and future generations. This free guided walk is part of Sheriff’s Meadow Foundation’s ongoing Education Program which includes a School Based Program for all island schools and Family/Adult Programs of free guided walks and free public lectures.

Highfield Hall & Gardens Welcome Back Open House

May 1, 2016 by Beth Colt

Stop by Highfield Hall for a full day of fun including: a Highfield Estate walk, artist receptions for: Studio Art Quilt Association show, South Cape Artists show and Heather Bloom, and activities for children and families. Sponsored by Atria Woodbriar 12:30 pm – 3:00 pm.  highfieldhall.org.

Daffodil Days

April 30, 2016 by Beth Colt

Celebrate Spring and experience the sheer beauty of thousands of blooming daffodils at this not to be missed annual event. Guided Tours offered and there will be a sale table and quilt raffle. Master Gardeners will be on hand offering soil testing. For the children there will be a ventriloquist, face painting and the “Wishing Tree” is back by popular demand. FREE ADMISSION – Donations accepted

Daffodil Days

April 23, 2016 by Beth Colt

Celebrate Spring and experience the sheer beauty of thousands of blooming daffodils at this not to be missed annual event. Music in the gardens from 10:00-12:00 noon with performances by the Falmouth Academy String Octet and from 1:00-2:00 Falmouth Fiddlers will entertain. Guided Tours offered and there will be a sale table and quilt raffle. For the children there will be a ventriloquist, face painting and the “Wishing Tree” is back by popular demand. FREE ADMISSION – Donations accepted.

Sunday Estate Walk & History of the Beebe Property

April 17, 2016 by Beth Colt

Estate Walks are scheduled on the 1st and 3rd Sunday of the month from April 15 to October 31, weather permitting.

Reservations appreciated for groups of 5 or more people: 508-495-1878, x 2.

Docents tell the story of the Beebe family who built both Highfield Hall and its sister mansion Tanglewood on their magnificent 700 acre estate.  Learn about the role the Beebe family played in the history of the town of Falmouth, and how their land later became Beebe Woods, Falmouth Hospital, Falmouth Academy and so much more.

LANTERN WALK

November 1, 2015 by Beth Colt

Join us for Highfield’s first annual Lantern Walk. We’ll have the supplies and instruction available to make paper lanterns and then we’ll walk the paths to the Sunken Garden singing traditional songs and enjoy a snack together. Come celebrate the changing of the seasons at Highfield Hall!

Historic Walking Tours

October 6, 2015 by Beth Colt

HISTORIC WALKING TOURS    

Meet in Hallett Barn Visitors Center at the Museums on the Green, for a revealing guided stroll back through time.

Explore Falmouth’s historic landmarks.

This leisurely stroll takes about 90 minutes.

Every Tuesday and Thursday through October 8.

Weather permitting.  10 am

Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk

October 4, 2015 by Beth Colt

Making Strides Against Breast Cancer is a celebration of survivorship an occasion to express hope and our shared determination to make this breast cancer’s last century.

Making Strides of Falmouth, our noncompetitive, 2-4-mile walk begins promptly at 10 a.m.. Be sure your team gathers at the start line prior to 10 a.m..

Where to meet your team: We will have the team area surounded by balloons to easily identify where you can meet after you’ve checked in!

This ceremony serves as a time to inspire Making Strides participants to take action and symbolizes the emotional commitment each of us makes to finish the fight against breast cancer. We will have an inspirational survivor speech, a quick thank you to our sponsors and participants, followed by a short speech from the American Cancer Society. After our speech program we will have a survivor lead energetic warm-up before we count down to the walk start!

Our event is not a race and walkers do not need to complete the entire walk if unable. The walk concludes when the final walker crosses the finish line. Upon finishing the walk, please stick around for a yoga cool down, refreshments, snacks, and the announcment of the drawing prize winners.

Rain or Shine event.  No pets or bicycles please.

Highfield Hall Garden Walks & Carriage Trails

September 15, 2015 by Beth Colt

Tuesdays, September 1, 15 and 29, 11:00 am, $5 donation suggested

Please inquire about group tours: 508-495-1878 x 303

Your host, Highfield archivist and historian Lisa Willow Dunne, will guide your tour of the property and carriage trails, with anecdotes about the Beebe family, the history of the mansion and Beebe Woods.

More at highfieldhall.org

Sunday Estate Walk & History of the Beebe Property

May 17, 2015 by Beth Colt

Estate Walks are scheduled on the 1st and 3rd Sunday of the month from April to October, weather permitting. Reservations appreciated for groups of 5 or more people: 508-495-1878, x 2.

Docents tell the story of the Beebe family who built both Highfield Hall and its sister mansion Tanglewood on their magnificent 700 acre estate.  Learn about the role the Beebe family played in the history of the town of Falmouth, and how their land later became Beebe Woods, Falmouth Hospital, Falmouth Academy and so much more.

$5 suggested donation

More at highfieldhall.org

Sunday Estate Walk & History of the Beebe Property

May 3, 2015 by Beth Colt

Estate Walks are scheduled on the 1st and 3rd Sunday of the month from April to October, weather permitting. Reservations appreciated for groups of 5 or more people: 508-495-1878, x 2.

Docents tell the story of the Beebe family who built both Highfield Hall and its sister mansion Tanglewood on their magnificent 700 acre estate.  Learn about the role the Beebe family played in the history of the town of Falmouth, and how their land later became Beebe Woods, Falmouth Hospital, Falmouth Academy and so much more.

$5 suggested donation

More at highfieldhall.org

Beaches of Woods Hole

July 27, 2014 by Beth Colt

Romantic getawayWhere is the best beach in town? This is a question I hear regularly around town and especially at the Inn.  Since our village is peninsular, you can’t walk 5 minutes in any direction without seeing the ocean and waterfront property is not exactly hard to come by. And although much of the ocean front real estate is private, the public beaches in Woods Hole each have something different to offer to both visitors and locals.

Confusing because of its name, “Stoney Beach” or “Stoney” (by the locals) is actually the sandiest beach in Woods Hole. Sheltered from the prevailing southeast sea breeze, Stoney is the perfect place to spend a day at the beach without getting sand in your sandwich, and by the middle of summer, the water is warm and welcoming for even the most novice ocean swimmers. Nestled between weathered cottages, Stoney is setback from the road, and, because it is an official town beach, a Life Guard is on duty during the day.

Woods Hole BeachesVenture a little bit farther in the opposite direction, and find the most scenic beach around just below Nobska Lighthouse with gorgeous views of the Lighthouse, Martha’s Vineyard, and the entrance to Woods Hole Harbor. The consistent southwest breeze makes Nobska Beach the perfect balmy day hang out spot and if you need some extra cooling-off, take a dip in the crisp water. Make sure to take a quick walk up to the Lighthouse to snap some pictures of the ferryboats going by.

 

 

Things to do in Woods HoleWant to bring your dog to the beach? Or watch the sun set over the water from your car on a chilly evening? Then the “Town Landing” opposite Park Street is for you. It is somewhat hidden from the road, down a lengthy stone road, and, although the beach looks unappealingly rocky from first glance, swimming is actually a breeze because of its lack of sand bars and quick drop-off. You can venture out on the jetty too and slide into the cool, refreshing water.

 

 

Woods Hole Beach DayNo matter what you are looking for, the beaches of Woods Hole are sure to please. So grab a beach towel from the front desk and make your way to any one of these walkable beaches from the Woods Hole Inn. You can grab on iced coffee from Coffee Obsession (or an iced soy latte, my personal favorite) and the locally inspired “Bourne Farm” sandwich from Woods Hole Market on your way.  — from guest blogger Gwen Martin

 

 

 

Beaches in Woods Hole MA

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