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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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Greenwich, CT
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77 reviews 77 reviews
23 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014 NEW

I never tire of this bike path because it's always wonderful to bke along the beach and the marshes. Plus, you can get oof and go into Falmouth or Woods Hole for a bite, or stop at Eulinda's in West Falmouth for great ice cream.

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Central Mass.
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17 reviews 17 reviews
6 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014 NEW

We brought our bikes with us but I did see bike rental places along the way. Parking lot was big which was great because there were so many people using this trail. Paved and flat, it was an easy ride. Great for kids. Walking, roller blading, pushing strollers, jogging, and of course biking! Plenty of benches along the way to... More

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Lee, Massachusetts
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014 NEW

Well kept trail, easy to ride. My wife and I will be riding it again in the future. I would recommend this rail trail to all cyclists.

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Dorking
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

This was a fantastic cycle with views of marshlands, forests, beaches and towns! It was great to see so many families taking part cycling and many others jogging, strolling and even roller blading!

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New Jersey
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32 reviews 32 reviews
16 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

We rode from Falmouth into Wood's Hole. Easy, beautiful trail, mostly flat and runs along side the water and through a bird sanctuary. It was a weekend and there was decent traffic along the way, but most people followed the "stay to right" rule and our family had a great bike ride. Once you get to Wood's Hole take a... More

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West Falmouth, Massachusetts, United States
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23 reviews 23 reviews
4 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

10.6 miles one way. It runs between Woods Hole and Hwy. 151 in North Falmouth. Do NOT try to start in Woods Hole as there is no parking there. There are signs along Route 28 and 28A that direct you to this bike route and parking. On a week-end in the summer it's busy so you have to be mindful... More

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lima
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181 reviews 181 reviews
28 attraction reviews
84 helpful votes 84 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

It was busy and people did not follow the "rules of the road". People would stop in the middle of the trail to talk, etc. People blocked the ability to cross intersections multiple times while they chatted with others. This was a safety issue with cars trying to drive through.

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Milford, New Hampshire
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11 reviews 11 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

Mostly level, two way bike bath that has some very scenic sections along the lower part. Seems to get crowded on the weekends (we were on it on a Sunday). There are a few parking areas too along the length.

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Haddon Heights, New Jersey, United States
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33 reviews 33 reviews
13 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

We are just starting to explore Rail to Trails. Family members recommended Shining Sea Bikeway and now we highly recommend it too! We loved the fact that it is paved and does not go onto the road at all. There are wonderful views of a variety of natural areas from a cranberry bog to ponds to lovely ocean views.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

the shining sea bikeway makes getting to the beach and/or woods hole a easy ride. It can be crowded during summer weekends, but if you're careful, much safer than riding a bike on the road.

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