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Cape Cod Rail Trail

MA
508 896-3491
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Ranked #8 of 266 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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New York City, New York
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48 reviews 48 reviews
11 attraction reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW

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
5 helpful votes 5 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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28 reviews 28 reviews
16 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 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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Connecticut
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52 reviews 52 reviews
8 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

22 mile run each way, all paved, relatively flat, varied scenery. Although we did not need a ssistance, there were numerous bike shops if needed.

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New York
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122 reviews 122 reviews
95 attraction reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

This is the third time I have cycled the Rail Trail and I have had a different experience every time. The 1st, we rode the whole 22 miles straight there and 22 back, from Dennis to Wellfleet. The 2nd time, we diverted toward Chatham, which becomes the Old Colony Trail and rode to the fishing pier. This is a shorter... More

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Boston, MA
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31 reviews 31 reviews
7 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

It would be impossible to cycle safely on many parts of the Cape without the Cape Cod Rail Trail. Riding along route 6 is too dangerous and there are few options in most areas. If you're an avid cycler and ride fast, you have to choose your window carefully. By 10 a.m. on nice, weekend days the trail is crowded... More

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York Beach, Maine
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151 reviews 151 reviews
42 attraction reviews
159 helpful votes 159 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

My wife and I went to the cape for the expressed purpose of bike riding. The rail trail was terrific.It was well laid out wonderfully cared for and quite long. There were bike stores all along the way.There were places to stop and eat. Road crossings were well marked and cars were fairly religious about stopping..We road every inch of... More

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New York City, New York
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29 reviews 29 reviews
6 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

We rented bikes in Dennis and started the trail there. It is a nice trail through the woods, crosses some lakes and streets. There aren't a ton of places to stop for lunch, but there are a few places along the way with picnic benches. It is so nice that Cape Cod has such a long bike trail for people... More

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Boston, Massachusetts
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33 reviews 33 reviews
13 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

Staying at Nickerson State Park is easy to access the biking rail trail. Sections of the camp ground 1-3 give easy access and less than 1/2 mile bike ride from your camp site to the trail. You can take a ride into Orleans for coffee and ice cream right on the trail, even dinner. Headed towards Dennis offers other options... More

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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21 reviews 21 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

If you like to bike, don't skip this. We started in Dennis and rode past Nickerson State Park. Along the way we passed numerous lakes, found a great spot for a picnic lunch and even detoured to visit a cape beach.

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