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Shining Sea Bikeway

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Address: , Falmouth, MA
Phone Number: 508 548 7611
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Absolutely deserves it's top billing - even with bike saddle discomfort

Just do this - you won't regret it. Shady meander through the countryside around Falmouth and beyond, including the unique Sippewisset Salt Marshes. By far the best way to travel... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 4, 2015
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Leamington, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2015 NEW

Just do this - you won't regret it. Shady meander through the countryside around Falmouth and beyond, including the unique Sippewisset Salt Marshes. By far the best way to travel inland and flat as a pancake so everyone can do it. We went off trail (on back roads) to Chapoquat beach (crystal clear fish-filled bay) and Surf Drive which must... More 

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Great Yarmouth, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

We hired bikes from corner cycles close to the bikeway. We then headed off to Woods Hole first , passing the ocean. After lunch in WH we then did the rest of the trail passing lots of beautiful locations and stopping off here and there for a break . Most enjoyable.

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Southeast Massachusetts
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

Marshes, kettle ponds, Osprey are seen along the way on this beautiful bikeway from Falmouth (Depot Street). There are many shops in Woods Hole Center you can visit. Take a picture of the R/V Knorr that will be open to the public in the future. It is the ship seen on National Geographic for helping find the Titanic. Relax on... More 

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New York City, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

We did the Cape Cod Rail Trail and I don't think it compares to the beauty of the Shining Sea Bikeway. This trail takes you through a cranberry bog, several kettle ponds, beautiful marshes and a knockout of a stretch along the beach, into the great town of Woods Hole. It took us about 1hr 10 min at a leisurely... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

The trial was beautiful!!! We biked from Falmouth to Woods Hole! Easy ride and very scenic! Woods Hole is a great place to walk around and visit! Definitely recommend it!

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Chevy Chase, MD
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

We rented bikes in Falmouth at Art's Bike Shop and rode the entire trail to Wood's Hole and back. The bikes were comfortable and in good shape. The route is mostly flat with lots of places to stop and sit if you need the rest. Bike rental included helmets and locks so we were able to secure the bike and... More 

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Grafton, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

Very nice bike path from Falmouth to Woods Hole (3.5 miles each way). Very family friendly and hugs the ocean in certain areas where the views are stunning. Pretty flat and hence good for younger kids. I highly recommend it.

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Maynard, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015

Easy ride to Woods Hole...and back....if you plan accordingly you can stop at the beach on the way back!

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Harwich, Massachusetts
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015

This paved bike trail starts in Falmouth and ends in Woods Hole is flat and very busy in the summer. Jogger, walkers, roller bladers plus all the bikes can make for a very daunting ride. The views are pretty and fall must really be the best time to go. Lots to do in Woods Hole and plenty of places to... More 

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Jamesburg, New Jersey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015

Because of medical issues and other laziness, have not ridden for a year. Back to the Shining Sea Bikeway, for a brisk 21.4 miles. Now have more pain in the posterior than I would acknowledge BIT finished the 21.4 and will do it again. Tom

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