Shining Sea Bikeway, Falmouth

4.9
#1 of 59 in Trails in Massachusetts
Must see · Biking Trail · Nature / Park
The 17.2 km (10.7 mi) Shining Sea Bikeway is named after a phrase in the song "America the Beautiful" as portions of it hug the ocean. The trail runs on an abandoned railroad path near woods and coastline scenery, past lakes, marshes, and quaint houses. Originally established in 1975, the bikeway has been improved, extended, and paved throughout its entire length. The path is suitable even for beginners or a casual cyclists, as it's mostly level with only a slight occasional grade. On your ride, you'll see cranberry bogs and typical Cape Cod plant life. Stop and have a picnic on the beach, or snap photos of birds at the salt pond. The path can get busy; be sure to respect bicycle rules and watch for inline skaters and runners as well. Arrange your visit to Shining Sea Bikeway and discover more family-friendly attractions in Falmouth using our Falmouth holiday planner.
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  • This was recommended to us from the staff at the Sun RV and Campsite Resort where we stayed. The Bikeway is an awesome, well maintained, paved, and scenic 10 mile route. Arrive early to get...  more »
  • This is a lovely trail. There are 3 main parking access points. I started at Rt 151 (top of the trail) and rode south. Walkers, bikers and a few people on roller blades. Masks were recommended...  more »

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