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wood neck beach - falmouth ma

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Cape Cod is full of charming sites and attractions, but now one particular location holds the honor of officially being named one of “The 30 Most Charming Small Cities in the USA”.  The designation comes from TravelMag.com.

It recently put Falmouth on the list of the nation’s most charming locations. The website points out settlers first arrived in Falmouth in the 1600s and named the location after a British town. To this day, it still retains its own laid-back appeal.

TravelMag makes mention of Falmouth’s sandy beaches, wineries, waterfront dining and the Nobska Light. The landmark lighthouse has a keeper’s house, which is being turned into a maritime museum.

The website also mentions some of the area’s natural appeal,

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dome restaurant - woods hole

While Cape Cod is well known for its boating and its beaches, there’s also plenty of history. Some of that history is obvious, while some is a bit more discreet. 

The Columns Restaurant

It’s pretty hard to miss the old Columns Restaurant in West Dennis. The stately white building sits right along Route 28, just as it has for around 150 years. Originally a sea captain’s home, the old home was later turned into a popular restaurant and club. It once brought in some of Cape Cod’s hottest jazz musicians.

While some renovations have been made in the decades since, the long-standing property is now owned by a Plymouth-based company interested in turning it into multi-unit housing.

The Dome Restaurant

Another historic landmark sits in the

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West Falmouth MAPhoto: Slack12

The Town of Falmouth is getting closer to achieving Green Community status. Just last month the Select Board adopted an energy reduction plan.

That was the last step necessary before the state could be considered for designation as a Green Community. Designated Green Communities are able to receive grant funds for future green projects and energy reducing projects from the Massachusetts Green Community program.

The initial grant Falmouth could be eligible for is $190,000, but there could also be some funds available to the town in the future, as well. It’s taken years to get to this point.

Falmouth had already achieved four other criteria required as part of a Green Community designation. This included adopting a stretch code to

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old silver beach - falmouth maPhoto: Mike Deslauriers

If you’re looking for a great beach for some outdoor fun in Falmouth, you’re in luck. With nearly 70 miles of coastline, the area has some fantastic options in terms of its white sand beaches.

Wood Neck

A true family favorite, Wood Neck is remembered for its tidal pools and its sandbars. It’s simply the perfect location for those of all ages. While the rocky beach isn’t the best place to put down a beach towel, it’s fun to set up a beach chair down by the shore.

There’s also a lagoon side and an ocean side to choose from. If you want to try to catch some horseshoe crabs, be sure to bring your fishing net. You’ll find the beach off Sippewissett Road.

Chappy

Known by locals simply as “Chappy”, Chapoquoit Beach is

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falmouth ma beachPhoto: Putneypics

With beaches, boating and a location that’s convenient enough to Boston, Falmouth offers a great option for visitors and locals alike. Nearly surrounded by water, the Cape Cod town enjoys the appeal of sitting close enough to a big city, supplemented by the added bonus of an island lifestyle.

With Buzzards Bay to the west and Vineyard Sound to the south, Falmouth is a great launching point for boating, sailing, kayaking or paddle-boarding. Whether you set sail on your own or join a tour, it’s easy to get out on the water and enjoy some fun in the sun.

Like many other towns on the Cape, Falmouth is home to some great beaches and dozens of miles of coastline. It’s the kind of place to go to explore tidal pools, do some

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shining sea bikeway - falmouth maPhoto: Mattia Panciroli

Stretching nearly 11 miles from start to finish, the Shining Sea Bikeway in Falmouth is much more than just a place to get in some outdoor recreation. While it’s certainly a popular spot for running, biking, walking and rollerblading, the bikeway is also a great place to take in some hidden views of Cape Cod.

The Shining Sea Bikeway winds through four Falmouth Villages from North Falmouth to West Falmouth, Falmouth Village to Woods Hole. Along the way, bikers, walkers, runners and more are treated to some of Cape’s most scenic beaches, forests, harbors and salt marshes.

The Shining Sea Bikeway gains its namesake in honor of a line penned in the song “America the Beautiful”. It was written by Katharine Lee Bates, who just

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chatham ma holiday season

The summer season may be big on Cape Cod, but there’s are a number of “can’t miss” Christmas activities that are just getting started.

Pilgrim Monument Lighting- Nov 27-Jan 6
Provincetown

The Pilgrim Monument is a great place to visit between now and early January. The monument is currently lit up with more than 3,000 lights. This year’s lighting also commemorates the upcoming 400th anniversary of the Mayflower’s first landing.

Lobster Pot Tree- Nov 30-January
Provincetown

While you’re in Provincetown, don’t miss the Lobster Pot Tree. Formed by more than 100 lobster pots, the unique tree includes thousands of lights, buoys and plastic lobsters. It stays lit up through January.

Train to Christmas Town- Now- Dec 23
Buzzards Bay

Trade

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nobska lighthouse

Photo: Chris Murphy

Set on the tip of Cape Cod, Nobska Light stands as a longtime tribute to the Falmouth area. First established in the 1800s, the historic light station now sits on the National Register of Historic Places.

Generations of Cape Cod residents and visitors have no doubt seen the light station, and now plans are underway to ensure it will be enjoyed for generations to come. A few years ago, the Friends of Nobska Light formed to help preserve the tower, keeper’s house and its grounds. That led to work on the lighthouse tower first.

Now the non-profit has turned its focus to a much larger renovation plan. Members recently kicked off phase one of their project, focused on making renovations to the old light keeper’s house.

The

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nyes neck - falmouth ma

For waterfront living in North Falmouth, come explore the impressive community of Nye’s Neck. Found just to the north of Old Silver Beach, the picturesque setting offers the enjoyment of being virtually surrounded by sweeping water views and rolling hills.

As one of the Upper Cape’s oldest neighborhoods, this well-established community actually exists on a peninsula, set between Wild Harbor and Fiddler’s Cove. The community association maintains a boat dock, boat ramp, a floating swim dock and its own private beach.

With easy ocean access via Buzzards Bay, a Nye’s Neck lifestyle is easily complimented by its waterfront appeal. This makes it easy to bask in spectacular views of the water or a stunning sunset overlooking the natural beauty of the

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falmouth village

Bordering Nantucket Sound, Vineyard Sound and Buzzards Bay, Falmouth offers up an excess of waterfront possibilities. In fact, you’ll find nearly 70 miles of seashore in Falmouth, including 12-miles worth of sand beaches.

Formed thousands of years ago by melting glaciers, small kettle ponds now dot the area. At just 44-square miles in size, Falmouth is home to both freshwater ponds and saltwater harbors.

Just like its residents did generations ago, many Falmouth businesses of today still depend on the sea, and the beaches still entice locals and visitors. While Falmouth’s Main Street is now filled with locally-owned shops and restaurants, you’ll also find plenty of history.

Some old homes still stand in Falmouth, including those constructed

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