Spring in Falmouth and Woods Hole

Spring in Falmouth and Woods Hole offers a delightful array of activities to enjoy the season’s charm. Here are some of our suggestions:

  1. Explore Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI): Whether you’re a seasoned ocean enthusiast or simply curious about the wonders of the deep, a tour or visit to the exhibits at WHOI promises to inspire curiosity, foster appreciation for our planet’s oceans, and ignite a sense of wonder for the vast and mysterious world beneath the surface.
  1. Visit Nobska Lighthouse: Take a scenic stroll to Nobska Lighthouse, where you can enjoy panoramic views of Vineyard Sound and the Elizabeth Islands. It’s a great spot for photography and relaxation. You may read all about the history of the Nobska Lighthouse here.
  1. Falmouth Museums on the Green: Explore the Falmouth Museums on the Green, which feature exhibits on local history, including colonial-era houses and gardens. Learn all about the latest exhibit here.
  1. Shining Sea Bikeway: Rent our complimentary bikes and ride along the Shining Sea Bikeway, a scenic trail that stretches from Falmouth to Woods Hole. Enjoy views of the ocean, marshes, and woodlands along the way.
  1. Explore Martha’s Vineyard before the crowd: Beyond its natural beauty and culinary delights, Martha’s Vineyard is also a cultural hub, with a vibrant arts scene, lively festivals, and historical landmarks waiting to be discovered. Visit the Martha’s Vineyard Museum to delve into the island’s rich maritime history, catch a performance at the famed Martha’s Vineyard Playhouse, or browse the galleries showcasing the works of local artists. Click here to check out our guide to taking a day trip to Martha’s Vineyard.
  1. Shopping and Dining in Falmouth Village: Explore the shops, boutiques, and art galleries in Falmouth Village. Enjoy a meal at one of the many restaurants offering fresh seafood and other local delicacies. Explore the vibrant storefronts, where locally owned businesses showcase everything from handmade crafts to unique souvenirs, providing a delightful shopping experience that reflects the town’s rich maritime heritage. 
  1. Spring Events and Festivals: Check out any spring events or festivals happening in the area, such as the Falmouth Spring Festival or the Woods Hole Film Festival‘s Dinner & A Movie. It’s a great way to experience the local culture and community.
  1. Nature Walks and Bird Watching: Take a nature walk through one of the area’s nature preserves or wildlife sanctuaries, such as Beebe Woods, Spohr Gardens or the Sippewissett Marsh. Keep an eye out for native wildlife and birds, especially during the spring migration season.

Whether you’re interested in outdoor adventures, cultural experiences, or simply relaxing by the sea, Falmouth and Woods Hole have something to offer everyone during the spring season. Enjoy your time exploring this beautiful coastal region!