Day Tripper Dispatches

Oceans of Fun in Woods Hole

Woods Hole makes a great day destination from Greater Boston. In the far part of Falmouth, there is the free Woods Hole Science Aquarium run by the National Fisheries Service (check hours) and a museum at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute focusing on underwater exploration and climate change.

Woods Hole and Falmouth also have some neat beaches that usually aren’t overrun with tourists. Our favorite, especially for young children, is Woodneck Beach in Falmouth – part of it is a very calm marsh/sandpit area with tons of hermit crabs, and other creatures. .

There ‘s a fun bakery called Pie in the Sky in Woods Hole with outdoor tables, casual but nice, with great meal choices. Also Falmouth proper, near the center of town, has a brand new large playground with all kinds of cool ocean-related things; including a little
lighthouse you can climb up; it’s very close to the library; by an elementary school.

We have family in Falmouth; so we go there quite often. It’s about 1 3/4 hr. drive, with no traffic (we go down the 128 to Rt. 24 way). It’s best to avoid rush hour, for a day trip, leaving VERY early in the a.m. is recommended.

Many thanks for this day trip tip from Jeanne Wells Hobbie, formerly of the Arlington Family Connection board, and director of Mystic River Musik.

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