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Cape Cod Rail Trail

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Ranked #9 of 269 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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Plymouth, Massachusetts
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194 reviews 194 reviews
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82 helpful votes 82 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014 NEW

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
50 helpful votes 50 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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75 reviews 75 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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16 helpful votes 16 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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37 reviews 37 reviews
18 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 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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Norfolk, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

Biked this trail from Wellfleet to Three Sisters Lighthouses and back, it was an easy pleasant ride and places you can stop for ice cream or a meal.

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New York City, New York
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49 reviews 49 reviews
11 attraction reviews
71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

Nice that you can start at any of several locations, and pick your distance between Dennis and Wellfleet. All wooded, flat, and distance markings every 0.1 mile. A few ice cream stops along the way. The trail crosses roads in many locations, but the amazing thing is that all the cars stop for cyclists.

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

Easy biking in a wonderful nature, plenty of stops possible for a snack or a meal. One can do the whole trail or only part of it, there are rental shops at different places.

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Silver Spring, MD
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17 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

We have been riding the trail annually for 6 years, gradually increasing our distance as the kids have grown older. Last year we rode 50 miles including the Chatham spur, to the National Seashore. Our youngest at the time was 14 and on a kid's bike. That should give you some idea of how wonderfully accessible and family-friendly this trail... More

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