Falmouth Shining Sea Trail
Starting just outside Falmouth
Center, the Falmouth Shining Sea Trail provides a nice, level ride on
an off road bike path between North Falmouth and Woods
bike trail has recently been extended to the north and will shortly
extend all the way to the Cape Cod Canal. This is a
fantastic trail with gorgeous views of Vineyard Sound as well as
Following the old Penn
Central Railroad grade, the path runs through some beautiful areas and
for some distance follows right along the water's edge, with views of
Martha's Vineyard on the horizon.
Be sure to see Woods Hole
At the south end, the trail ends at
the Woods Hole Steamship Authority parking lot, where it is only a
short walk to the sights of famous and quaint Woods Hole.
you can see the Oceanographic Intitution and its sailing
when in port, the National Marine Fisheries and their aquaria which are
great fun for the kids, and the famous Nobska light.
Woods Hole, you can also get the ferries to Martha's Vineyard or to
Nantucket. Be especially cautious in Woods Hole, as roads are
very narrow and traffic is heavy. Parking is difficult in
Hole during the summer.
North from Falmouth Center, the trail passes incredible scenery at
Little and Great Sippewisset Marshes and West Falmouth Harbor and
provides close access to several beaches in West Falmouth, including