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“Beautiful”

Shining Sea Bikeway
Ranked #1 of 56 things to do in Falmouth
Certificate of Excellence
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Reviewed July 27, 2014

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 rest. There are many restaurants and shops and you can watch the ferry going to/from Martha's Vineyard.

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Reviewed July 25, 2014

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 of that. During the week in the summer, not so much. Off season.....you'll see a few people depending on how far you ride...close to perfect. There are interpretive signs along the way that are worth stopping for. There are also benches along the way, some in sunny places and some in places shaded by trees. If you want to get off the trail and have lunch in Falmouth (many more and BETTER restaurants than WH), do so at "Depot Ave.". You'll see the Falmouth Bus Depot. Take Depot to Route 28 (a short block). Cross 28 CAREFULLY and turn left to Queen's Buyway. Turn right and you'll cruise right into Falmouth. Have fun!!

4  Thank Sue H
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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.

1  Thank sket101
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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.

1  Thank NorthWoodsTraveler76
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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.

Thank Paula G
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