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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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Maynooth, Ireland
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53 reviews 53 reviews
6 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014 NEW

Great relaxing way to spend a few hrs,we cycled fromFalmouth to Woods hole and back stopping for lunch and some sightseeing along the way.

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Plymouth, Massachusetts
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194 reviews 194 reviews
47 attraction reviews
82 helpful votes 82 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014 NEW

Fun mid week, not crowded, flat surface. Good place to get your bike legs, ie beginners. Great views along the trail.

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Wappingers Falls, NY
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32 reviews 32 reviews
12 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

We gave this bike trail a try and were excited by the scenery throughout the bike trail. It passes several marshes with picturesque isolated homes in the distance; passed several cranberry bogs, and ended up in Woods Hole at the Ferry station. Cute little town. The ride back to West Falmouth was a slight uphill grade, but overall the bike... More

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Somerset, Massachusetts, United States
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

The shining sea bikeway runs from Falmouth to woods hole.It is 10.7 miles (one way) flat and most intersection crossings are easy. The scenery is spectacular. It wasn't too crowded when we started (about 9:30 AM) but was a bit more later in the day.

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Southampton, United Kingdom
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61 reviews 61 reviews
13 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

Running along the course of old railways is always a good bet for a cycle path as the route is near level by definition. This one has some spectacular views of the sea, beach, lakes, marshes and woods. It's very, very popular with cyclists of all ages, some towing trailers for very small children and pedestrians. You do get that... More

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Hamden, Connecticut
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5 reviews 5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

My sister and I recently biked this trail. We rented bikes in Falmouth and picked up the trail literally across the street. It was a beautiful. Clear fall day, and the views were amazing. We met many friendly bikers and walkers. There are signs at each intersection that recommend bikers walk across the street, which is a good idea. That... More

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Chania, Greece
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

Enjoyed the bikeway that had forest and beach views to Woodshole, a quaint seaside village. We rented bikes from Corner bikes, near the trail.

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Hamden, CT
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27 reviews 27 reviews
3 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

Wonderful bike trail for all ages. You can bike the whole length which is what we did or just do parts. It's a super flat, easy path that winds through marshes, bogs, woods and finally the beach. Awesome day.

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Nicholasville, Kentucky
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61 reviews 61 reviews
25 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

This fabulous trail starts in North Falmouth and goes down to Woods Hole. I believe the length is about 10 miles. Travel through woods, quiet neighborhoods and end up at the beach. There are folks of all ages, walking, running, biking, etc. Take a short stroll or make a day of it with lunch in Wood's Hole.

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Red Hook, New York
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30 reviews 30 reviews
4 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

This is a fully paved bikeway that wanders thru wooded areas as well as down by the ocean for absolutely breathtaking views while you ride along. This is not to be missed.

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