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Cape Cod Rail Trail

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Ranked #6 of 257 attractions in Cape Cod
Type: Biking Trails, Trails, Hiking Trails
Activities: Biking
Description: This bike path runs 25 miles, from Dennis to Wellfleet.
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Chatham, Massachusetts
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107 reviews 107 reviews
12 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

The rail trail is one of Cape Cod's gems. It meanders from either Dennis, Chatham or Eastham through the countryside on a relatively easy wide path. I have used it to hike and to bike. Along the way there are plenty of places to stop and have a bite although the convenience store on Route 124 has closed. Summer weekends... More

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Boston, Massachusetts
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94 reviews 94 reviews
53 attraction reviews
78 helpful votes 78 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

It's 22 miles one-way, the path is generally wide and paved with flaws in the pavement highlighted with yellow paint and the mileage marked mid-pavement, generally in 0.1 mile increments so you always know how far you've gone or have to go. There are a few spots where the trail is on the road, so if you're riding with children,... More

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Albany, New York
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

While vacationing in the cape, we wanted to rent two mountain bikes and take the Cape Code Rail Trail (CCRT). We chose a few places to rent from and decided on Barbs since they have direct access from their parking lot to the trail. We arrived around 1:30pm and asked if they had two mountain bikes available. The guy at... More

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Kilcullen, Ireland
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107 reviews 107 reviews
33 attraction reviews
77 helpful votes 77 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

What a great way to explore the cape! We picked up bikes in Brewster and cycled to the end of the trail in wellfleet. We stopped for ice cream in Arnold's on the way and hung out on coast guard beach on the way back for several hours. The cycle is relatively easy, mostly flat with a few gentle inclines.... More

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Montreal, Canada
3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

This is the best place to do bicycle in family! Tandem bike is a really good choice for young child. The trail is fresh (cause of the tree) and very easy to bike. Pounds are beautiful all the way.

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Dunbarton, NH
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218 reviews 218 reviews
38 attraction reviews
87 helpful votes 87 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

This might be my new favorite ride (runs head to head with Bristol RI, but might win just because of its expansive length). It's well maintained, and fairly level, and lots of places turn off and explore. Surprisingly not that crowded - sure as the summer progresses it gets packed. Nice way to see some of the different cape villages.... More

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White Plains, New York
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35 reviews 35 reviews
6 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014 via mobile

We rented bikes from Dennisport and cycled a 15 mile round trip. The trail was well paved and gave us a good way to experience the character of the Cape close up. The trail was very flat so perfect for all of us - two keen cyclists and two less experienced. Because it was shaded, we were able to ride... More

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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58 reviews 58 reviews
18 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

Lovely flat trail which can be accessed at various points. We biked from dennisport to orleans We took a detour and biked through Nickerson park which can be accessed on the trail The trail is flat and very easy to bike. In Orleans we locked our bikes and walked through town saw galleries and ate delicious sweets at The Sparrow

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Coral Springs, Florida, United States
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10 reviews 10 reviews
9 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

Beautiful trail. Well marked and maintained! We rented bikes at Brewster Bikes and rode about 15 miles. Great experience for our family

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Boston, Massachusetts
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47 reviews 47 reviews
25 attraction reviews
109 helpful votes 109 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

This bike trail goes for many miles. It goes through woods, along lakes, and under highways. There are cute shops at places along the way to stop for refreshments. It's accessible at several points where parking is set aside, as well as from hotels such as the Four Points by Sheraton where we stayed in Eastham. We spent a morning... More

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