Top 10 Things to Do on the Upper Cape

Fun things for visitors and locals to do
Woods Hole, home of WHOI and MBL, is a gorgeous village filled with scientific exploration, history, cultural and delicious dining. Photo by John Fitts.

Just over the Sagamore and Bourne Bridges are the towns of the Upper Cape: Falmouth, Sandwich, Mashpee (and on the mainland side of the bridges, Bourne). And each of the towns and each of their villages, you'll find something for everybody.

Book a room, sample some of the Cape's best restaurants and make sure you don't miss any of these fun activities. Some are seasonal, some are year-round and #8 and #9 happen once a year--so be sure to plan ahead!

1. Woods Hole, a village of Falmouth is home to the famed Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, also known as WHOI (“Hoo-ey”). Kids and adults will like the summer walking tours, free of charge, and led by skilled WHOI volunteers. Tours lasts one hour and fifteen minutes, covering WHOI history and background on research conducted there. Woods Hole Road, Woods Hole, MA, 508-289-2252.

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