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Falmouth typifies America the Beautiful, and that's no accident: Falmouth resident Katherine Lee Bates wrote the poetic words to this favorite American patriotic hymn.

by Tom Brosnahan
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Falmouth, on Cape Cod (map), is a pretty town that has grown rapidly in recent years but has managed to preserve a lot of the charm of a rural New England community.

A well-preserved village green, magnificent tall shade trees along Main Street, green lawns around the library: Falmouth has an easy grace, and an easy pace despite being a transfer point for travelers going by ferry to Martha's Vineyard.

It's a good-sized town, but the attractive town center is easily walkable. Tall trees make the downtown section attractive, and manicured lawns and white clapboard houses dress up the side streets.

The town has a few pleasant historical inns, several good beaches, and a beautiful old mansion-turned-museum where you can learn about Ms Bates and the writing of "America the Beautiful."

A few miles past Falmouth to the south is Woods Hole, home of world-famous Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute and the Marine Biological Laboratory.

Car ferries depart Woods Hole for Martha's Vineyard several times daily in summer.

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