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Sea to Shining Sea 

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 Hole.  

The 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 Buzzards Bay.

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.
 

Cape Cod View

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.

Here you can see the Oceanographic Intitution and its sailing vessels when in port, the National Marine Fisheries and their aquaria which are great fun for the kids, and the famous Nobska light. 

From 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 Woods 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 Chapoquoit Beach.