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Cape Cod Rail Trail

Address: MA
Phone Number: 508 896-3491
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Ranked #14 of 272 Activities in Cape Cod
Type: Biking Trails, Hiking Trails, Trails, Outdoor Activities, Nature & Parks
Activities: Biking
Owner description: This bike path runs 25 miles, from Dennis to Wellfleet.
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Type: Biking Trails, Hiking Trails, Trails, Outdoor Activities, Nature & Parks
Activities: Biking
Owner description: This bike path runs 25 miles, from Dennis to Wellfleet.
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Whitman, Massachusetts
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72 reviews 72 reviews
38 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015 NEW

Most tourists want to see the Cape by either car or walking around and sometimes by boat. Do yourself a favor spend some time on a long bike ride that not only allows you and your partner or family some quality time but also build up an appetite to go to one of the many venues around the area. See... More 

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Connecticut
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21 reviews 21 reviews
14 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

Cape Cod has changed tremendously in the past 25 years. It has become an more excellent go-to place for vacationing and, simultaneously, a more expensive location for native Cape Codders to afford and can become a traffic jam in peak Summer months. Our exploring the mid-and-lower Cape by bicycle has been an outstanding opportunity for exercise, safer family activity, and... More 

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cape cod
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37 reviews 37 reviews
12 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Train to Christmastown with the kids. They had so much fun. Served homemade cookies and hot chocolate to the kids. Santa came on the train and took pictures.

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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26 reviews 26 reviews
7 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

We took a long bike ride on the Cape Code Rail Trail, and it was amazing! First of all, it's one of the best-kept bike trails I've ever experienced. The ride was smooth and inclines were minimal. Plus, the views are absolutely gorgeous. I recommend riding all the way through to the National Seashore. Beautiful! And an experience I won't... More 

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Plymouth, Massachusetts
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206 reviews 206 reviews
49 attraction reviews
89 helpful votes 89 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

Start in Falmouth and an easy 10 miles to Woods Hole. Bike rentals easy to find, in the $20-27 range. Call ahead off season. Love doing this mid week. This past summer tried the Brewster, Orleans to Eastham trail, a little more challenging ie. hills, but not too bad. Beginners. Helmets come with rentals. Pack a lunch, many places along... More 

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Plainville, Massachusetts
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42 reviews 42 reviews
22 attraction reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

I am a 45 year old, slightly out-of-shape mom, and I did this trail from the start in Dennis up to Seymour Pond and back (almost exactly 6 miles one way) with three boys ages 11-13. It was a pleasant ride, but I gave the trail only four stars because honestly, it wasn't really any different in scenery than the... More 

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Athens, New York
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81 reviews 81 reviews
14 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

If you bike you have to do this trail. Paved, extremely scenic, majority of it flat makes this a must do for bikers. A handful of places to eat and a couple of bike shops if you need a repair. Best place to start and park is off Route 134. Drive slowly because it is easy to miss. Trail is... More 

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Oakville, Connecticut, United States
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7 reviews 7 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

Very well maintained, well marked. From our hotel, the Cove in Orleans, we rode west to the start and back on one day & from Orleans to Wellfleet the next. An easy side trip took us to the "dunes and drop" of Marconi beach. We devoted another day to the Chatham spur. We walked the retail section and lunched at... More 

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Senior Contributor
37 reviews 37 reviews
8 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014

We rented bikes from the rail trail bike shop in Brewster. Bikes were in good shape but wish they had tempurpedic seats! The ride was beautiful, so much fun. Made the 24 mile round trip ride to the beach park. Stopped for Lobster rolls & ice cream. Perfect fall day.

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Middle England
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44 reviews 44 reviews
19 attraction reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

Easy cycling on wonderfully smooth paved paths. My only regret is that I couldn't have explored more for longer. If your time is limited on the Cape then the section from Orleans to Coastguard Beach and Lighthouse is an interesting morning. We rented 2 Trek hybrids from the cycle store in Orleans. These were well maintained with plenty of gears.... More 

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