Biking On Cape Cod
Cape Cod is unspoiled and naturally beautiful and can be a wonderful experience by bike.
You bike on off-road trails and occasionally pass through villages with a seafaring heritage. Along the way you will find many modern conveniences including bike shops and ice cream stands.
On the Outer Cape Cod as the dunes area is called, bike trails lead to lighthouses, windmills, nature preserves, golf courses, museums, a winery, art colonies, an airport, and campgrounds.
Biking on Cape cod is the best way to experience the freedom of the Cape Cod Dunes.
On the Outer Cape, the dunes offer the biker miles of beach freedom where you bike away from the roads, for the most part, and bike between the beaches.
The Cape Cod Rail Trail, a former railroad bed now turned bicycle path, and the Nauset Dune Trail, a system that winds through scrub pine forest and high dunes, together contain over fifty miles of off-road bicycle trails.
The Cape Cod Rail Trail is a largely off-road trail that travels for over 25 miles through Brewster's Nickerson State Park, and then through Orleans’s Rock Harbor and on to Eastham and The Cape Cod National Sea Shore’s Salt Pond Visitors Center. At the center, you can continue to the windward Nauset Shore of high dunes . The Trail continues towards Provincetown and comes to its end at Lecount Hollow in the town of Wellfleet. At several places along the way, there is ample parking, if one chooses not to travel the entire 25 miles by bicycle.
Rock Harbor, the small port on The Cape Cod Bay side of Cape Cod offers seafood at Captain Cass’s Rock Harbor Seafood Restaurant and Young’s Fish Market.
Dine in or get local steamer clams and fresh cooked Lobster to go.
Rock Harbor’s sport fishing fleet comes in twice a day with catches of Striped Bass, Bluefish, Mackerel, Tuna, Sharks, Flounder, Fluke and Cod.
Continue on the trail to the end of the Rail Trail at Lecount Hollow where a short drive towards Provincetown will bring you to the Provincelands Dunes trail system. This offers paved paths through the dunes and along the beach at the very tip of Cape Cod.
Coast Guard Beach
A trip to Herring Cove Beach at the end of Cape Cod will put the Provincelands Dunes trail within reach.
To the right of the beach as you face the water Cape Cod's dunes trails begin with a paved bike trail built through the dunes. The trail is open for biking and walking and its gentle hills make it suitable for baby carriage or wheelchair
The Cape Cod Dunes are located in Provincetown not too far from the center of the village. There is paid parking at Herring Cove beach.
If you have come by boat from Plymouth or Boston, ask in the village for the trail to Herring Cove Beach; it is just at the end of Route 6.
Further along on Route 6 towards Eastham you can find other paved bike trails. The trails go through the forest of Eastham and continue on into Brewster's Nickerson State Park.
These paved, off-road bike trails make Cape Cod a place of Safe Family Biking.
Cape Cod Trails offer Safe Family Biking
Ice cream stop Cape Cod Bike Trail
Nauset Beach, Orleans
Johnathan Young Windmill, Orleans
Cape Cod Biking, Trails Through The Dunes
Cape Cod Biking the Dunes Trails and Rail Trails, Provincelands Dunes Trail
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Getting to Cape Cod: Boston is the nearest large city to Cape Cod.
Air service reaches Boston from other major hubs and cities. Rental cars are available at the airport. From Boston take Route 93 to Route 3 and after 60 miles, cross the Cape Cod Canal. Continue on Route 6 for all locations on Cape Cod or go to Route 6A for the slower scenic route through the villages. Routes 6 and 6A join in Orleans and go to the tip of Cape Cod.
Several small commuter airlines serve Hyannis Airport and Provincetown Airport on Cape Cod from Boston, Providence, and New Bedford. Cape Air, US Airways Express, and Linear Air (Hanscom Field Bedford Ma)
Bus service is available from Boston and from Logan Airport. Plymouth and Brockton, Logan Direct serves Hyannis
Bonanza Bus Lines serves Bourne, Falmouth, and the Wood's Hole ferry from Logan Airport
Passenger Boats leave daily from Boston to the tip of Cape Cod (May -September) at Provincetown. Bicycles can go aboard.
A fast cat boat and a slower conventional passenger boat make trips from Boston. Bicycles permitted
A passenger boat makes a daily run from Plymouth, MA to Provincetown.
Fifteen large towns and many small villages make up Cape Cod.
Upper Cape: Along the Cape Cod Canal, the towns of Bourne and Sandwich define the northern limit of the upper Cape
Mid Cape includes Barnstable, Yarmouth and Dennis. The mid Cap is where you will find Hyannis Airport
Lower Cape includes Brewster, Harwich , and Chatham.
Outer Cape starts in Orleans and includes Eastham, Wellfleet, Truro, and Provincetown.
Cape Cod's Biking Trail Through the Dunes starts at Herring Cove Beach at the end of Cape Cod. The parking lot to the right of the beach as you face the water will offer a paved trail through the dunes open for biking, walking, baby carriage, wheelchair.
Cape Cod Biking the Dunes Trails Provincelands Dunes Trail starts at Herring Cove Beach.
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