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Address: 77 Water Street, Woods Hole, Falmouth, MA
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Quirky, Charming Feature of Visiting Woods Hole

Woods Hole is a very small area with shops and restaurants, but the most interesting thing about the little town is the drawbridge, which is frequently raised so boats can pass... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 26, 2015
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Upton, Ma
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

Woods Hole is a very small area with shops and restaurants, but the most interesting thing about the little town is the drawbridge, which is frequently raised so boats can pass. Depending on the number of boats it takes about 10 minutes and when raised neither cars nor pedestrians can cross. Hopefully when you visit you will experience it. I... More 

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Montreal, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

Great to watch the bridge go up and down as the little sail boats float by. It didn't take long either. Great photo opportunity. The bridge aster was very pleasant to talk to.

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Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

We had a nice dinner nearby and the bridge was raised for a boat to travel through. The operator was fast and courteous. It was fun to watch.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

My grandpa once said 'only drawbridge is the real bridge.' This small drawbridge reminds me my grandpa. Every time I stopped my car or paused my jogging, you look into the scenary bay for the boat that stops the traffic, you carried out conversation with the people who stuck with you, you know a little more about the people and... More 

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Natick, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

While walking the streets of Woods Hole we were slightly detained by a drawbridge which was letting a sail boat pass underneath. Great time to just sit and watch the operation of the bridge. Cool sight!

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Portland, Maine
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

It is interesting to see the bridge opened up to let boat traffic through. It is not an attraction by itself.

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Lancaster,Pa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

Quaint little drawbridge right in the middle of town opens often for various boats. Stops all traffic for a short while, and its fun to watch the bridge go up, the boats go through, and the bridge close again ! If you are walking, you get a nice close-up view.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

I'm not sure that this is really an"attraction." We saw the drawbridge raise and lower while driving through town. It was fun to see while waiting in the car. I don't think I would make a special trip.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

It's a bridge. You only need to see it once, if at all. Kids love this thing. Be aware of its ups and downs when driving through Woods Hole.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

Postcard view of small harbor surrounded by beautiful New England homes. The drawbridge it's just a good vantage point.

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Address: 77 Water Street, Woods Hole, Falmouth, MA
Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Cape Cod  >  Falmouth  >  Woods Hole

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