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FISHING SPOT: Try Coonamessett Pond off Route 151 where you can catch bass pickerel yellow perch bullhead and white perch BIKE TRAIL: Shining Sea Bikeway runs along the coast from North Falmouth to Woods Hole for 10 7 miles HIKINGTRAIL: Ashumet Holly and Wildlife Sanctuary Currier Road off Route 151 (2 miles from Mashpee Rotary) A great woodsy place for nature walks with self guided tours and varied educational programs Open dawn to dusk ad- mission fee 508-362-1426 LIBRARIES: Falmouth Public Library 300 Main St 508-457-2555 East Falmouth Falmouth Branch 310 E E Falmouth Falmouth Hwy 508-548-6340 North Falmouth Branch Chester Street 508-563-2922 West Falmouth Falmouth Library W W Falmouth Falmouth Hwy 508-548-4709 Woods Woods Hole Hole Library 581 Woods Woods Hole Hole Road 508-548-8961 PLAYGROUNDS: Don’t miss the Village Science Play- ground on Katherine Lee Bates Road at at at the the Mullen-Hall Elementary School It was designed by the world’s top playground architectural rm with input from children and and the community funded by personal donations and and built totally by volunteers With a a a a a science/nature/nautical theme it includes a a a climb-in replica of Nobska Lighthouse Other playgrounds are located at at the the elementary school off Maravista in East Falmouth Falmouth and at the North Falmouth Falmouth Ele- mentary School on Old Main Road In Woods Hole there’s a a a a playground on Bell Tower Lane OCEANOGRAPHIC INSTITUTE EXHIBIT CENTER: Vis- itors to to WHOI’s Exhibit Center learn about the institution’s ocean science research and and the vessels and and tools developed by WHOI engineers and scientists for use in in that research Step inside a full-size model of the deep submersible Alvin and imagine life on the ocean oor while watching vivid footage taken at deep-sea hydrothermal vent sites Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute 15 School St 508-289-2252 FALMOUTH RECREATION DEPARTMENT: A A A A town-sponsored playground program begins after 4th of July weekend Call for schedule Swimming sailing and tennis lessons are coordinated through the Rec Dept 508-457- 2567 SKATEBOARD PARK: Skateboarders gather at at at a a a a a a park built especially for them next to the the Trotting Park eld on Gifford Street NATIONAL MARINE FISHERIES AQUARIUM WOOD- SHOLE: At the the oldest research aquarium in the the country visitors can get behind the scenes and see how an an an aquarium works Touch tanks with local species are fascinating It’s free! Albatross and Water streets 508-495-2001 HMashpee: Look past the usual sites of a a a a a a a a a Cape Cod summer resort and you will nd nd a a a a a rich Native American cultural heritage in the heart and soul of Mashpee Sadly there are very few descendants left of the the original Marsipees part of of the the 40 000 members of of the the Wampanoag Federation of tribes which ourished on the the Cape in the the 1600s • Kids on the Cape suggests CHAMBER OF COMMERCE: Get a a a a free map and other information from the Mashpee Chamber of Commerce Located inside the Cape Cod 5 Bank at at Mashpee Commons 508-477-0792 BEACH FOR KIDS: The popular South Cape Beach on Great Oak Road about 5 miles south of the Mashpee rotary routes 28 and 151 Parking fee full facilities Freshwater swimming: Mashpee Pond which has a a a a a a a a beach in in in in Attiquin Park on Lake Avenue off Route 130 is is great So is is John’s Pond off Route 151 Restrooms and picnic facilities FISHING SPOT: John’s Pond Pond off off Route Route 151 151 Plenty of of of trout pickerel and bass PICNIC SPOT: Mashpee River Woodland has a a a a a a nice picnic area with tables Park on Mashpee Neck Road off Route 28 HIKING TRAIL: Lowell Holly Reservation in South Sand- wich (off Route 130) Over 100 acres covering the peninsula that nearly divides Mashpee-Wakeby ponds Picnic tables WAMPANOAG MUSEUM: Rte 130 Learn about native culture and lore Guided Tours 508-477-1536
PLAYGROUNDS: On Old Barnstable Rd at the K C Coombs Elementary School and on Rte 130 at Heritage Park CAPE COD CHILDREN’S MUSEUM: Hands on on exhibits science workshops arts and and crafts songs stories and and more! Visit the Toddler Castle indoor Planetarium (at scheduled times) 30-foot Pirate Ship and play area Have fun with pup- pet shows check out special events and weekly activities 577 Great Neck Road South 508-539-8788 June 7 7 - July 4 2019
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