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Shining Sea Bikeway

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Address: Falmouth, MA
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+1 508-548-7611

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A wonderful way to enjoy Falmouth and Woods Hole

Our family visit this bike path at least once a year. We are all at very different fitness levels, and are all able to enjoy this path (read - this is a flat and easy bike path... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
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Arlington, Virginia
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237 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 109 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

The Shining Sea Bikeway is a roughly 10 mile bike trail converted from an old railroad as there are so many. The trail is well maintained, with several places along it where you can rent bikes. It offers stretches without any view, but also long stretches with great views of the marshland and the sea. There are several explanatory markers... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our family visit this bike path at least once a year. We are all at very different fitness levels, and are all able to enjoy this path (read - this is a flat and easy bike path that meanders through some absolutely beautiful Area!). Not sure of the exact mileage, but we always end up popping into Wod Hole and... More 

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Woods Hole, Massachusetts
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11 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This path has been around for decades (1975) now and is a wonderful path to get up and out for the day without the cars and head to the beach or just for a walk. It runs from Woods Hole into Falmouth with lots of beach stops along the way. A really great bike path but expect it to be... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful area. Easy access to trail and beach. Weather was calm. Helpful staff. We will definitely be back soon

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S. Natick, MA
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115 reviews
34 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Where else can one find such a lengthy and gorgeous bike path by the ocean weaving in and out of varying vegetation and views? It would be perfect if it could have by-passed a couple street crossings, but that is being fussy!

Thank Callisto S
New Britain, Connecticut
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97 reviews
25 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

im prejudiced yeah because i basically grew up here ,but its gorgeous scenary ,and anyone who loves bird life the sea and just a nice ride or lazy stroll has got to take this journey.

Thank myleswoods
Falmouth, Massachusetts
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Walk this often and recommend anyone who wants a beautiful picturesque full of nature at its best experience to take off time to bike or walk this beautiful 11 mile ? Area of Falmouth there are views of the marsh and ocean with Egrets and Osprey nests and all sorts of nature 🦆🐚🌈

Thank gullsmist
Cape Cod
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167 reviews
52 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 95 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is the MOST scenic, leisure bike path to on Cape Cod, in my humble opinion. A great way to enjoy exercise, all with enjoying some beautiful water vistas along the way. Enjoy it for biking, rolling blading, walking, jogging, running. This is a true gem on Upper Cape Cod.

Thank Basset_Mom
Orlanda fl
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125 reviews
26 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 7, 2016

A fairly new expansion makes this a great daylong ride. The northern end is more rural; views of the water and harbors are offered as you ride south. The southern portion leads you to Falmouth village and the beautiful town beach. A short but hilly detour takes you to Nobska lighthouse. Pack a lunch, or stop by a number of... More 

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North Attleboro, Massachusetts
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246 reviews
77 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 106 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 29, 2016

We walked the first 3 miles of the trail, starting and ending in Woods Hole. The first 3/4 of a mile are not very interesting as you are basically going through the parking area for the Ferry Terminal. After that, you hit the "real" trail and it is very pleasant. The view along the water from about mile marker 2-2... More 

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