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Cape Cod Rail Trail

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Phone Number: 508 896-3491
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Activities: Biking
Description: This bike path runs 25 miles, from Dennis to Wellfleet.

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A nice stroll

Okay so the bottom line is Cap Cod has very few hills, so, climbing the gradient to see the view from the top is not really going to be the option. We started near Dennis and took... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 31, 2015
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Ashbourne, Ireland

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Ashbourne, Ireland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

Okay so the bottom line is Cap Cod has very few hills, so, climbing the gradient to see the view from the top is not really going to be the option. We started near Dennis and took off for a pleasant Sunday morning stroll along the trail. The path is tree-lined and gave nice shade on this warm day, breaks... More 

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New York City, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

Although it is very well-maintained and has many services right off the trail, I was disappointed at the lack of (water) scenery along the trail. I actually found it a little boring. The trail was crowded with families and some biking groups. If it's a choice between this trail and the Shining Sea Bikeway (Falmouth-Woods Hole), it's a no-brainer- Shining... More 

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Lexington, Massachusetts
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

This rail trail is the heart of a series of bike paths throughout Cape Cod. It runs some 22 miles from Harwich to Wellfleet passing ponds, marshes, and wooded areas. It is very well maintained, well marked, with gentle grades, and safe street crossings. It seems the drivers on Cape Cod are especially courteous, stopping as they approach a crossing... More 

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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015

Was lucky enough to have rented in Brewster near the park and spent multiple days exploring the trails, biking and swimming in the wonderful crystal clear ponds. You can rent boats, paddle boards, kayaks at the main office. There are trail maps and park rangers to help you with directions. We found a spot all to ourselves and spent the... More 

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Poughkeepsie, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015

My wife and I really enjoyed this trail. It was paved nicely and was not overly difficult. When we come back next year, we will definitely riding this rail trail again.

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New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

Definitely ride the trail. It's flat and easy. Great for all levels. Smoothly paved path and active. Views aren't great and it doesn't hit the beach as we expected but we traveled mile 6-14. Maybe the other parts find the beach. There are towns to stop at and get off the bike and walk around. A backpack helps to carry... More 

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South Windsor
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

We went about 45 minutes and returned. There were 4 of us. My wife, myself and a grandson and a nephew. The boys were 11and 13. We were out for two hours and paid a total of $53.00 for everything! Lots if fun.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

After enjoying lobster rolls, fried seafood and frosty Sam Addams, burn off those calories with a scenic bike ride along the Cape Cod Rail Trail. The trail has little elevation and is ideal for all levels of cyclists. There are also numerous shops and eateries along the way. Enjoy!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

Beautiful and scenic trail that lets you stop at many quaint towns and nature areas along the way. Paved and mostly flat, the trail was easy enough for our 6 year old and still fun and interesting for the adults and tweens. Stop at the Sparrow Cafe for treats for the kids.

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Stockbridge, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

Immaculately kept train, gentle hills. A number of kids selling lemonade by the side. Lots of families and kids. Surroundings are lovely; sometimes riding through forest, other times suburbia. The Chatham end involves a lot of riding on streets. Drivers are incredibly courteous, allowing bikers precedence at intersections. Barbara's Bike & Blade is at the Denis terminus (get there from... More 

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