If you have been reading my blog for awhile, you may remember when I started a series called the "I Love Boston Project." It's been quite awhile since I did a post but I had some fun adventures at the Cape that I think others would like so I'm bringing it back, at least temporarily :)
Last week we took a trip to Falmouth, which is found right over the Bourne Bridge at the Cape. It is probably about an hour and a half trip from Boston. Our first stop was a short hike called "The Knob." Eric and I had been once before with our friends Katie and Adam, but this time we took Max and my parents to enjoy the beautiful walk and view. The walk itself is about 10-15 minutes each way, so I recommend a little picnic lunch or dinner so you have more time to enjoy the view. Speaking of the view, it looks west towards Buzzards Bay so while I can't say from experience, I would imagine the sunset view would be amazing!
To get to "The Knob" drive through Falmouth Center towards Woods Hole. Then, take a left on Woods Hole Road and a right on Quissett Harbor Road. Follow this road to the end and you will be at the trailhead. There is some parking, but it's limited so you may have to be creative if you are there during peak season.
There are two trails that lead to the same place and seem to be about equal in length and gorgeous views. I recommend going to the right first, within 5 minutes you'll be rewarded with gorgeous views and you'll see why this area is called "The Knob."
The views are gorgeous the whole walk, but once you are up on the Knob itself there are some places to sit and enjoy looking at the Carribean-esque blue waters.
Also, do as I say, not as I do. I have a problem where I like to take photos doing exactly what signs say no to do. I promise there was not rock throwing happening though.
It was a bit too windy for us to enjoy a picnic there this time, but I'm pretty sure we had a late breakfast up on the knob last time during the summer months. This time we headed back towards the beach where we were more protected from the wind. The beach is gorgeous itself and well worth a short detour.
On the way back, we went to the right to the other trail (it would've been to the left if we started that way). This way we got to see nice views of Quissett Harbor, also worth seeing.
After we left the Knob, we took a short drive down to Woods Hole which is a favorite area of the Cape for Eric and I. We took our engagement photos in this adorable harbor village almost 5 years ago. There are a lot of options for fun things to do in Woods Hole, but this time we decided to visit the Woods Hole Science Aquarium. Woods Hole is basically a hub for marine biology between this and the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute. The aquarium is awesome because it's small and manageable and also FREE. It's the perfect aquarium for kids and has a hands on area for kids a little older than Max :)
But don't worry, Max was not too young to enjoy the fun. He loved looking at the fish...
He also had to experience the rebellious ways of his parents...
Since these things are located so close together, you could probably do more than just these 2 things in one day. But, when you have a 3 month old who takes an hour to eat in the middle of this- this is enough of a day :) Eric and I did an awesome walking tour at the Oceanographic Institute that I would recommend. I am also obsessed with the Shining Sea Bikeway which is nearby.
Tell me about your favorite short hike and/or aquarium in your area. When I come to visit you, I want to go to both!