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pictures and read more about each
of these key Cape Cod bicycle trails or routes.
These paths follow the service roads along both sides of the Cape Cod
Canal. They are popular for bicycling, walking, and
The biking is entirely on the level, parking is exellent, and
view the scenic Bourne and Sagamore bridges from unique perspectives
to automobile drivers. Other attractions along the Cape Cod
paths are the Canal Marina, the Canal Electric Plant, the US Coast
Station, the Buzzards Bay Railroad Bridge, the Massachusetts Maritime
Scusset Beach and Fish Pier, and Bourne Scenic Park.
During 2006-2007, reconstruction of
the Rail Trail from Route 134 in Dennis to
Welfleet vastly improved the already famous Cape Cod Rail
completed in 1983, the Cape Cod Rail Trail currently extends from South
to South Wellfleet, running much of the length of Cape Cod in the
lower-Cape. Gorgeous lake and cranberry bog views, woodlands,
State Park, and the National Park are right along the trail.
Just a short
distance off the trail are many places to eat, to shop, to swim, or
enjoy the scenery of the Cape. The Cape Cod Rail Trail has
"must-do" for bicyclists on the Cape.
An extension of the Rail Trail, begun in 2004 and
completed in 2006,
brings bicyclists from Harwich to Chatham. There is
a wealth of
scenery to take in while visiting Chatham, and lots of shops to see in
inclined as well. There are some breathtaking views
from the Chatham
Light area, overlooking the breakers and the sandbars there; bathing is
available at several beaches, and there are many restaurants and stores
right in the center of town.
beautiful trail now
Woods Hole 10.7 miles to County Road in North Falmouth. While
tiny, Woods Hole is
destination and opportunity, with the marine museums, lighthouse area,
science centers providing plenty to see and do.
There are many
restaurants and stores right in Woods Hole, as well. Falmouth
provides many opportunities for visitors. The Shining Sea
directly along Martha's Vineyard Sound in some spots - you can
for a swim or picnic right on the beach. The north section of the
trail passes the beautiful Sippewisset Marshes and gorgeous views of
There are miles of
bicycle paths found within the Cape Cod National
Seashore. Besides the Rail Trail that passes through the
bicycle paths are found in Provincetown, Truro, and Eastham.
local residents disputed the wisdom of forming the National Park in
the 1960's, few will disagree now about the blessing that it has been,
especially in preventing over development and in teaching an
for Cape Cod's natural resources. The bicycle trails that the seashore
maintains are amongst the best on the Cape, with fantastic ocean
scenery that will definitely become a part of your memories!
And stop to
see what the National Park offers in terms of tours, talks, and
displays at the
recently-renovated Salt Pond Visitor Center.
You could easily spend an entire day just bicycling on the
found within Nickerson State Park. In all there are almost
of trails at Nickerson. These bike trails tie in
directly to the
Cape Cod Rail Trail. At the Park, there is camping, swiming,
and some beautiful wooded areas that only hikers and bikers are able to