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Shining Sea Bikeway

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Address: Falmouth, MA
Phone Number: 508 548 7611
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Beautiful bike ride with kids!

It's a 10-mile bike ride, but more or less flat. Doable with young kids also. Goes by some nice beaches as well.

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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Saratoga, California
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Saratoga, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

It's a 10-mile bike ride, but more or less flat. Doable with young kids also. Goes by some nice beaches as well.

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Beautiful 11 mile bike ride from North Falmouth to Wood's Hole! We rented bikes at Art's Bike Rental in Falmouth for $25/day including helmet, bike lock, and basket to store your things. beautiful, smooth, paved bikeway along cranberry bogs, the beach, and many other amazing scenery. my favorite thing i did during our week at the cape!

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Boston, MA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Our first trip to the cape with bicycles and two boys who are new to cycling. Long, flat and very well maintained path with lots of stops along the way. Scenic views take it to the next level even before the frequent shaded stretches. Highly recommended.

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Etters, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Easy ride. Did the whole thing south and back with an 8 year old. A lot of street crossings. Not much for snack options at woods hole. Had ice cream at Jimmy's. It is a dusty ride and walkers take their fair share of the lane, but the ride is half shaded and easy. Entire path is paved. A few... More 

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Marstons Mills, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Super easy parking lot. Great views from the ocean... Super cool breeze no matter how hot it is. Not too long so you can ride until Woods Hole have some drinks, yummy food, relax and be ready to go back... I totally love it go there. I enjoy every single time and I don't get tired of it. Have fun,... More 

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Prince George, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We enjoyed our bike ride so much . On a hot day , the path was shaded for much of the way ,pretty scenery in the forests and bogs , and also next to the ocean . It's pretty flat and comfortably negotiated by non expert tourers- this is the longest bike ride we have ridden . Great days outing... More 

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Buffalo, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We rode this 10.6 mile bike path (each way) on an 80+ degree day in July from Falmouth to Woods Hole. In our group of 5, there was a 60+ year old (not an avid bike rider), two 50 year olds, an 18 year old, and a 12 year old. The nice thing about this path is that there is... More 

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Stoughton, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

My husband and I have ridden this bike path at least 8 times. I believe it's about 22 miles round trip. It takes you past a farm, ponds, bogs and the ocean. The scenery is spectacular! You can get off the path in several places and have lunch. Our favorite is to ride all the way to the end in... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The casual walk with nice views, leisurely walk to Wood's Hole. In touch with nature and the coastline. To witness joggers, mom's pushing strollers, bikers and inline skaters. Or you can walk towards the town of Falmouth. This is a gem....

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Portsmouth, NH
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I always ride this bikeway when I visit Falmouth. My husband and I stay in downtown Falmouth then bike to Woods Hole (4 miles) on this trail, which is the most scenic part too, and go to the Vineyard with our bikes for the day. The trail also goes north of town too if you want a longer ride. It's... More 

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