If you have your tickets for Yoko Miwa Trio’s sold-out kickoff of the Falmouth JazzFest this Sunday, you will want to take some time to explore the area. If you’re coming from Falmouth or neighboring towns, you may well know the information below — please take a moment to tell us more about the highlights of the area in the comments! If you are coming from elsewhere on the Cape or further away, read on and plan your day.
If you enjoy nature, bundle up and take a walk at Ashumet Holly and Wildlife Sanctuary (286 Ashumet Road), or bike or walk along the Shining Sea Bikeway, which connects Falmouth and Woods Hole. Or for a warmer walk, enjoy the shops on Main Street.
For fine dining, try The Glass Onion, a beloved American/fusion restaurant (37 N. Main Street) or Osteria La Civetta, an Italian restaurant with gluten-free as well as traditional homemade pasta (133 Main Street). If you prefer to eat somewhere with a more down-to-earth local flavor, Quahog Republic (97 Springs Bars Road) is your place for fish and chips or lobster rolls.
Head over to Highfield Hall early to experience the way autumn graces the building’s grounds. If you stop by earlier in the day when the building is open for visitation (10 am to 2 pm), you can see the three art exhibitions on display through the end of October. “Pocketful of Posies” displays Salley Mavor’s award-winning fabric relief illustrations of nursery rhymes. “America the Beautiful: The Words of Katharine Lee Bates interpreted in Fiber and Paint” is a collection of local artists’ work inspired by the song “America the Beautiful.” Complementing the art is a history exhibition, “Voice of the Tide,” on the life of Falmouth-born Katharine Lee Bates, who wrote “America the Beautiful.”
Most of all, enjoy the show!