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Cape Cod Rail Trail

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Address: MA
Phone Number: 508 896-3491

This bike path runs 25 miles, from Dennis to Wellfleet.

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Lovely paved trail - great biking

We were 20 bikers and rode our bikes from Brewster to Salt Pond Visitor's Center. We walked around the Salt Pond which was very enjoyable; along the trail you pass other salt... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 5 days ago
Wantage, New Jersey
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Wantage, New Jersey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We were 20 bikers and rode our bikes from Brewster to Salt Pond Visitor's Center. We walked around the Salt Pond which was very enjoyable; along the trail you pass other salt ponds as well. We also took a side trail down to the beach from the visitor's center; it was hilly but very manageable. Lovely paved trail; great biking... More 

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Gorham, New Hampshire, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

A wonderful way to travel around the Cape and avoid all the heavy traffic on Route 6. The trail is well signed and maintained. There are signs everywhere that help you get from the Rail Trail to various town centers. We saw locals committing, vacationers getting from place to place, walkers, runners, avid cyclists, all sorts of folks! We really... More 

Thank Sarah C
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Bike rental was great … trail amazing… but me and my son got lice from the helmets! BEWARE!! Bring your own! Really gross. If they can't provide clean helmets then they should not provide them.

Thank Post F
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I've been on the Cape Code Rail Trail twice, but both times were between Dennis and Brewster, so I've only seen half of the trail. This last time we parked in Dennis at the start of the trail and biked to Brewster. When we got to Brewster there was a sign pointing to Brewster center and were able to within... More 

Thank Ilise_S
Wilmington, Delaware
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Perfect for couples, families, individuals old and young for biking, walking, running, roller blading. My only complaint is that the serious bikers do NOT announce when passing, so us leisurely pedestrians need to be cautious. We started in Dennis and took the route to Brewster. Amazing forest views, inlet and ponds, there were porta potties on the way AND we... More 

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Williamsburg, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The intent was to get acquainted with The Cape in preparation for a weekend-long wedding that was to follow! So we started the week checking-out all the best spots to eat and for beach walks.... which were all great! Then the discovery of the Cape Cod Rail Trail (CCRT) happened... and there was no stopping us! We rode many (some... More 

Saratoga Springs, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The 5 miles each way between Dennis entrance and the first lunch stop (a nice deli) in Orleans was just the right distance. My 9 year old was riding a 20" bmx bike without gears and this was far enough. The stop at the Orleans deli (forgot the name) offered nice homemade burritos and sandwiches. The trail was shaded much... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

If you like to bike, walk, run, or swim this is a no brainer for anyone visiting Cape Cod. The trail winds through some of the most beautiful conservation land on Cape Cod. There are public beaches on crystal clear fresh water ponds and access to the Cape Cod National Seashore as well. Their are hiking trails through the woods.... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We rented bikes for 2 hours for $14 each and had a great time biking the trail. Bike baskets and helmets were option and included in the price. Many people walk as well. There are many areas where you need to cross the road and you do so cautiously, we never had any trouble. It was a great way to... More 

Thank Laura M
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The weather looked a bit mixed one day so we opted to rent bikes and ride along the Cape Cod Rail Trail. We rented at a wonderful cycle shop in Orleans and then rode the trail to Wellfleet and back - about 22 miles in total. We jumped off the path at one point to take a ride to Coast... More 

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