Shining Sea Bikeway, Falmouth

4.9
#1 of 68 in Trails in Massachusetts
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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  • One of the nicest rails-to-trails we have ridden on. Takes you through trees, beaches, and pretty neighborhoods. Food options along he way. BIke rentals right nearby in Falmouth.  more »
  • Nice and variety view there are some bar restaurants and ice cream on the side . The only thing is too many stop sign and some are cross some busy street and the car may not stop for you. Unless you a...  more »
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