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Shining Sea Bikeway

Falmouth, MA
508 548 7611
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Ranked #1 of 22 Attractions in Falmouth
Type: Biking Trails
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New York City, New York
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25 reviews 25 reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

My wife and I tried this trail on a week day off peak (2nd week of September). I would never do this trail during peak season especially on the weekend as it's narrow. I also don't like how many times you have to stop to cross street areas. It's a lot of them. So that's why I'm knocking off a... More

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Kansas City, MO
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30 reviews 30 reviews
7 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014 NEW

but that is to be expected. A really nice ride from Falmouth to Woods Hole. We rented bikes and spent about two hours biking. A bit difficult in the wind by the beach, but a pretty easy ride otherwise.

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Poughkeepsie, NY
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38 reviews 38 reviews
8 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

Finally got to Falmouth and the bike trail the day after Labor Day. Since my wife does not bike, we park for FREE in town and she shops while I bike. The trail is well maintained but some of that maintenance leaves raised tar strips and bumps that can be jarring. The scenery more than makes up for it. I... More

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New York, New York, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Such a sweet trail! I haven't been on a bike in 15 years, so I was a little nervous! As soon as we got going, I knew I had nothing to worry about! The trail is flat and easy. It's a beautiful bike ride! My boyfriend and I parked in a lot behind Bike Zone and biked a little over... More

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Falmouth, Massachusetts
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

The bikeway partly runs by the ocean, cranberry bogs, farms, and tidal areas. Built on an old rail line, it's a gem in Falmouth's to see list. Bike, jog, or walk.any part of the 10.2 miles. I use it 12 months of the year.

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Falmouth, Massachusetts
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3 attraction reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Beautiful setting marred by rude bicyclist and loud talk that takes away from the tranquil setting.a trip to Woods Hole for lunch is always a favorite trip once the tourists have departed!

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Lexington, Massachusetts
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

This is an extremely well kept comfortable trail from Bourne to Woods Hole, along what had been the railway. You can go on it once or every day and get off to explore or take a swim, eat, or shop. Easy access and parking at different places along the way.

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Boston MA
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49 reviews 49 reviews
16 attraction reviews
156 helpful votes 156 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

the bike path is justly popular but cycling is often hazardous due to heavy use and numerous grouped pedestrians and young family riders. Fellow users can be rarely but surprizingly rude in terms of yielding right of way. Odd, for it is beautiful and longish (10.6 miles), well paved and marked. Totally charming Woods Hole is at the southern end.... More

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Boston, Massachusetts
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147 reviews 147 reviews
48 attraction reviews
155 helpful votes 155 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

Took a day trip to enjoy the last days of summer on Cape Cod and get some exercise too. We parked in a FREEE parking lot in Falmouth and unloaded our bikes. Once on the trail we road on the flat paved bike trail and so some spectacular views of the ocean and marshes of Cape Cod. There were area's... More

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York Beach, Maine
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148 reviews 148 reviews
42 attraction reviews
158 helpful votes 158 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

This ride was about ten miles each way.The ocean views during most of the ride are beautiful. Pth seemed a little narrower than many but was well worth the ride.

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