EVENT: Heartland Chapter Rally: MA, East Falmouth - 9/23/2016 to 9/26/2016

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JWalker

Northeast Region Director
No, just looking for different places to go. Not as much as the normal touristy spots everyone does. Did some of those at the last rally there. Ging wants to do the Vineyard and Nantucket.
 

recumbent615

Founding MA Chapter Leader-retired
Things to do that are free to do around Cape Cod from the Cape Cod Chamber of Commerce:


  • Cape Cod National Seashore Visitor’s Center, Route 6, Eastham
  • Bass Hole 900’ Boardwalk, Grey’s Beach, Center Street, Yarmouth Port
  • Cape Cod Potato Chip Factory Tour, Breeds Hill Rd., Hyannis
  • Scargo Tower, 30’ cobblestone tower (1874), Scargo Hill, Dennis
  • Cape Cod Rail Trail / Bike Trails, over 50 miles of paved trails on Cape Cod
  • Lighthouses along the Lighthouse Trail (maps in the local chamber offices)
  • Visit a Cranberry Bog, blooming fields in early July, harvested Sept. & Oct
  • Cape Cod Lavender Farm, 12 acres of color,
  • Weston Woods Rd, Harwich
  • Hiking Trails in the National Park and throughout Cape Cod
  • The Captain’s Mile, 54 sea captain’s homes (circa 1800) Rt. 6A, Yarmouth Port
  • Cape Cod Windmills: Orleans, Eastham, So. Yarmouth & Brewster
  • Historic Grist Mills: Rt. 130, Sandwich; Satucket Rd., Brewster; Rt. 28, West Yarmouth
  • Taylor Bray Farm, circa 1780, Bray Farm Road, Yarmouth Port
  • Cape Cod Brewery (Hyannis), Cape Cod Winery (Falmouth) & Truro Winery Tours
  • Cape Cod Baseball League Games throughout the Cape
  • Outdoor Town Concerts, various towns throughout Cape Cod
  • Yarmouth’s Professional Sand Sculpture Tour (many works of art in sand)
  • Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute & Science Aquarium, Woods Hole
  • Pairpoint Glassworks tour, oldest glassmaker in USA, Sandwich Rd., Sandwich
  • Sandwich Fish Hatchery, a treat for kids of all ages, Rt. 6A, Sandwich
  • Monomoy National Wildlife Refuge, Wikis Way, Morris Island, Chatham
  • Walk the Beach or Enjoy a Sunset … all beach parking free after 4:30




- - - Updated - - -

Other things to do on Cape or Islands in PDF File.


View attachment Things To Do in Falmouth.pdf
 

yport

Well-known member
Here's more info on Things To Do Around Cape Cod ... to give you some ideas and distances from Falmouth.

As I work for the Chamber of Commerce here, I will have lots of brochures and info with me and will set up an info table for you. Feel free to ask me any questions you might have to enhance your Cape experience :)


John F. Kennedy Legacy Trail
Hyannis / Hyannisport 22 miles
• Kennedy Museum
• Kennedy Memorial by the Sea
• Kennedy Compound
• St. Francis Xavier Church (Kennedy’s attended, weddings)
• Hyannis Armory (where JFK gave his acceptance speech)
• Hyannis Harbor 1 hour cruise touring harbor and waterfront view of Kennedy Compound

Cape Cod National Seashore

Eastham, MA 55 miles
• The Visitors Center with Nautical Museum & 20 min Cape Cod movie
• Coast Guard Beach (voted #6 best in America this year, always in top 10)
• Nauset Beach Lighthouse (the one on the bag of the Cape Cod Potato Chips)
• The Three Sisters Lighthouses (3 identical retired lighthouses)

Cape Cod Light, aka Highland Light

Truro 69 miles
• Oldest lighthouse on Cape Cod and one of oldest in America
• Commissioned by George Washington in 1798
• Museum, gift shop, open for climbing

Provincetown 78 miles
252’ Pilgrim Monument with awesome panoramic views
Many quaint shops

Plymouth 34 miles
• Plimouth Plantation (a step back in time village)
• Plymouth Rock
• Mayflower replica

Chatham 51 miles
Of the 15 towns on Cape Cod ... Chatham is the favorite ... especially the lady's favorite
An old fisherman's village with many unique shops not seen elsewhere (they don't like chain stores!)
Chatham Beach and Chatham Lighthouse

Captain’s Mile
Yarmouth Port 39 miles
• 1 ¼ mile stretch of historic Route 6A
• High concentration of 54 of the original sea captain’s homes dating back to late 1700’s
• Scenic 868’ boardwalk out over the bay and marshland (originally built by the sea captains)

Most scenic ride along the ocean on Cape Cod is here in Falmouth
Crosses several “finger” bridges, around Nobska Lighthouse point, in to quaint Woods Hole

Scargo Tower
Route 6A, Dennis, MA 41 miles
One of the highest points on Cape Cod … 30’ cobblestone tower dating back to 1874
Scenic views of the area and Scargo Lake

Whydah Pirate Museum
West Yarmouth, MA 38 miles
THIS IS THE REAL DEAL ~ opened in July 2016
• Barry Clifford’s discovery of the Whydah Pirate Ship, sunk in 1717 off the coast of Wellfleet
• The fully loaded Whydah had just finished robbing 54 other ships when she ran aground in a violent nor-easter … only 3 survived.
• This museum is loaded with the actual bounty of the ship, and discoveries are still underway with new items often being added to the museum. See 18th century canons, weapons, artifacts, lots of gold & silver and more.
• This new museum has quickly risen to the top of Cape Cod’s best attractions!
• $3 off coupon available

Nantucket Island
1 hour ferry out of Hyannis Harbor ... 23 miles
Beautiful village of cobblestone roads, brick sidewalks
• Nantucket Whaling Museum
• Unique shops & restaurants
• The entire island is on the national historic register, as over 800 homes on the island are pre-civil war
• Take a van tour of the island by the locals to fully experience Nantucket and let them “show off” their island

Martha’s Vineyard
30 minute ferry out of Falmouth Harbor or Woods Hole
• Larger island than Nantucket with 4 villages of unique stores and restaurants
• Vehicles not needed (and cost too much to take over!)
• There is a great bus system that – for $2 will take you from village to village, or buy an all day bus pass for $7
• Visit the gingerbread houses village in Oak Bluffs
• Take a ride on the Flying Horses in Oak Bluffs – oldest carousel in America, and you still pull the brass rings!

Whale Watching
Dolphin Fleet out of Provincetown ~ 78 miles
Hyannis Whale Watch out of Barnstable Harbor ~ 22 miles
• 3 – 3 ½ hour experience
• Lots of whales
• $2 off coupons available

Visit a Cranberry Bog

Harvested end of September to early October
 

JWalker

Northeast Region Director
Great info. Ginger is already filling up our itinerary. How far from the campground to the ferry over to Martha's Vineyard?
 

yport

Well-known member
Great info. Ginger is already filling up our itinerary. How far from the campground to the ferry over to Martha's Vineyard?

To the Woods Hole Ferry ... Steamship Authority ... 11 miles
To the Falmouth Harbor Ferry ... Island Queen ... 5 miles
Both about 35 minutes across
Both about $20 pp round trip + $15 parking

I'll have brochures / schedules with me ... one may have a schedule you like better than the other
 

JWalker

Northeast Region Director
To the Woods Hole Ferry ... Steamship Authority ... 11 miles
To the Falmouth Harbor Ferry ... Island Queen ... 5 miles
Both about 35 minutes across
Both about $20 pp round trip + $15 parking

I'll have brochures / schedules with me ... one may have a schedule you like better than the other


Thanks for the info.
 

yport

Well-known member
As good fortune would have it, our timing of the rally in Falmouth could not have been better. It just so happens that the 23rd, 24th & 25th are the dates of the 47th Annual Cape Cod Scallop Festival ... held at the Cape Cod Fairgrounds, which happens to be 3 1/2 miles from our campground. Check out all the fun activities, and entertainment going on all weekend while we are there at http://www.capecodscallopfest.com/

I will have programs with me too for your welcome bags :)
 

recumbent615

Founding MA Chapter Leader-retired
it is Rally week for the Mass Chapter - and I wanted to give you all an idea for what we have planned for the weekend. I have purposely kept the schedule light so there is the maximum amount of free time for exploring. Weather looks great for a September weekend.



  • Thrusday - 6:30-7pm ish: Dinner at a local seafood sit down
    • Separate checks ( Heartland is not paying in other words )
    • if you are arriving on Thursday - shoot me an email
    • Fire ( depends on when we get back from dinner I guess )
  • Friday –
    • AM: Coffee and Dunkin Donuts
    • Pot Luck Dinner 6:30 pm in the hall
      • Raffles and door prizes
      • Food bank donation collection
    • Fire 8:30 – when everyone turns in
  • Saturday:
    • Coffee and Bacon & Eggs
    • Hot Dogs and Beans ( Boston Baked Beans )
    • If you are in the park we will be cooking -
    • Fire 7:30 – until folks turn in
  • Sunday
    • Coffee and Bagels/Danish
    • Cheese and Crackers @ 3pm for those staying over
    • Dinner – open to ideas maybe left over pot luck
  • Monday
    • Departure - See you all next year in ..... ???? we will see
 

Rottiesmom

New York Chapter Leader - retired
it is Rally week for the Mass Chapter - and I wanted to give you all an idea for what we have planned for the weekend. I have purposely kept the schedule light so there is the maximum amount of free time for exploring. Weather looks great for a September weekend.




  • Thrusday - 6:30-7pm ish: Dinner at a local seafood sit down
    • Separate checks ( Heartland is not paying in other words )
    • if you are arriving on Thursday - shoot me an email
    • Fire ( depends on when we get back from dinner I guess )
  • Friday –
    • AM: Coffee and Dunkin Donuts
    • Pot Luck Dinner 6:30 pm in the hall
      • Raffles and door prizes
      • Food bank donation collection
    • Fire 8:30 – when everyone turns in
  • Saturday:
    • Coffee and Bacon & Eggs
    • Hot Dogs and Beans ( Boston Baked Beans )
    • If you are in the park we will be cooking -
    • Fire 7:30 – until folks turn in
  • Sunday
    • Coffee and Bagels/Danish
    • Cheese and Crackers @ 3pm for those staying over
    • Dinner – open to ideas maybe left over pot luck
  • Monday
    • Departure - See you all next year in ..... ???? we will see

Best of luck with your rally it was great seeing you this weekend and I'm glad you love your brakes!
 

JWalker

Northeast Region Director
Beautiful evening at the Cape...

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gschaaf

Well-known member
Well the year ends with the last rally here on Cape Cod what a beautiful place. Fran and I had a blast as usual and have to thank the Mass. Chapter leaders Kevin and Glenn & Sharon for such a great time. All though we aren't leaving yet heading for Nantucket tomorrow. Everyone travel safe. See ya down the road!!!
 

porthole

Retired
Home and finally getting back on the forum after 5 weeks.

Beautiful location, fine job Kevin and your able bodied concierge Glenn.

The early arrival dinner location was a splendid choice. Only topped by the Black Dog Cafe we had lunch at on Martha's Vineyard. Would highly recommend that little place for great food,
 
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