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Cape Cod Rail Trail

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Ranked #11 of 263 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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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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21 reviews 21 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 NEW

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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Queensbury, New York
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28 reviews 28 reviews
10 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014 via mobile

This is one of the best bike trails I have been on. Beautiful scenery, but it's not isolated so there are places to stop, get a drink or bite to eat or walk down to the water. We are partial to the shady stretch between Orleans and Harwich. Beware that it is very crowded in the summer.

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Waterloo, Belgium
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58 reviews 58 reviews
15 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014 via mobile

We took a part of the cape cod rail trail and liked it very much. It very easy (flat) and beautiful. We did only take the part between Brewster and Orleans because of the kids but appreciated it a lot. Next time, we will take more time!

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New Jersey
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48 reviews 48 reviews
6 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

We towed our 2 kids in 1 bike trailer behind 1 adult bike (2 adults, 2 kids out on the trail). We started in Orleans & biked to the northern end of the trail & back. The path was wide enough to accommodate such trailers. We had no problem towing it because the path was just about all flat except... More

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Austin, Texas
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67 reviews 67 reviews
16 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

I only walked a couple miles of the trail, but it really felt like a getaway within the great getaway that is Cape Cod. I was out around 8 AM and there were a number of people running or riding bikes, but it wasn't too crowded. It was quiet and seemed like a nice alternative for getting around the Cape... More

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Toronto, Canada
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

The art of customer service is lost at Barbs bike shop. We purchased a bike lock on the Wednesday morning just before heading out on the CCRT. Unfortunately the lock was broken and the staff at Barb's were unable to refund the lock purchase (all 5 of them). We were stuck waiting for Barb to do the refund herself. During... More

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Chatham, Massachusetts
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109 reviews 109 reviews
13 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

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
82 helpful votes 82 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

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
6 helpful votes 6 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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126 reviews 126 reviews
41 attraction reviews
96 helpful votes 96 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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