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An Idyllic Cape Cod Day Trip

  • May 12, 2017
  • By Heather Benac
An Idyllic Cape Cod Day Trip

Ahh Cape Code, you really are as charming as everyone says. Is it the call of the blue ocean and the maritime history that surrounds New England? Or perhaps it’s the storybook main streets containing local shops and restaurants? Potentially it’s the delicious seafood fresh from your waters? Either way, you’re a positive delight that I loved exploring. When we visited Massachusetts there was so much we wanted to see that exploring Cape Cod became a day trip. It was one of our favorite parts of our trip and we can’t wait to go back!

For our day trip we set off from Boston and about an hour and a half later we were pulling into Falmouth. We were both really interested in exploring as much of the Cape as we could on a bike. I just didn’t know at the time that it would be a single bike. Mr. Benac convinced me to rent a tandem bike from Corner Bicycle. I was a little nervous having never rode a tandem bike before but it really wasn’t hard, just slightly less nimble than your normal 2 wheel cycle. Its 4 miles each way along the Shining Sea Bikeway to Woods Hole from where we started in Falmouth. With a name like that you know it’s gotta be good! Most of the trip was nothing but beautiful blue seas beneath the clear skies. We didn’t have a plan for the day besides to see where our bike took us which was a fun change from my usual style. With this relaxed plan we stumbled upon the Woods Hole Science Aquarium, a free aquarium and science center. It was entertaining to see the tanks of sea life including seals and handle some of smaller creatures.

All those fish work up an appetite for seafood! For lunch we had some of maybe the best clam chowder of our lives at Captain Kidd Restaurant, nestled right on the waterfront. The rest of our time in Woods Hole we biked through town and neighborhoods, seeing where the roads took us.

With a few hours left in our day at Cape Cod we decided to spend the rest of it exploring Falmouth, walking down main street and stopping at the local bookstores, chocolate emporium and gift shops. Thank you Cape Cod for such a dreamy day. Can’t wait to come back and explore you more!

The Explorer's Edit | Tandem Bike Riding at Cape Cod
The Explorer's Edit | Woods Hole, MA Harbor
The Explorer's Edit | Vintage Car at Woods Hole, Cape Cod

By Heather Benac, May 12, 2017
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