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Cape Cod Rail Trail

Cape Cod Rail Trail
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Rte. 134
Dennis, MA 02638
Cape Cod Rail Trail
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Threading 22 miles from the mid-Cape to LeCount Hollow Road near PB Boulangerie in Wellfleet, this paved path with a few gentle hills includes several access points to Cape Cod National Seashore beaches. Pets on short leashes are permitted on the trail, so Fido can run alongside.

The Cape Cod Rail Trail is 26 miles (one way) from Dennis to Wellfleet. Pick up the trail at Salt Pond Visitor Center. – Yankee Magazine, March/April 2010

Ten years ago, the Cape Cod Rail Trail, a flat, 28-mile dedicated bike trail, was almost seen as a hazard by the state. Now it’s practically a natural resource—so much so that millions of dollars have been poured into it recently to rehab bridges, tunnels, and culverts, and to widen and repave the route. The last phase of construction will be finished in June. The trail, which starts mid-Cape at Route 134 in Dennis and extends to Wellfleet, passes lakes and marshland, forests and harbors. Yankee Magazine April 2007

This 26-mile dedicated bike trail starts mid-Cape at Route 134 in Dennis and extends to Wellfleet. The generally flat, paved route follows the former Old Colony Railroad bed and passes lakes and marshland, forests and harbors. At the Salt Pond Visitor Center in Eastham, don’t miss the spur trail heading to the Atlantic Ocean. Rent bikes from Rail Trail Bike ‘n Blade (508-896-8200; 302 Underpass Rd.), off Route 137 in Brewster. Trail open daily dawn-dusk. Free. Yankee Magazine February 2004

This 26-mile bike trail starting at Rte. 134 in Dennis follows a former railroad bed. The flat, paved route passes lakes and marshland, forests, and a harbor. Rent bikes at Little Capistrano Bike Shop (508-255-6515) across from Salt Pond Visitor Center in Eastham, where a spur trail heads to the Atlantic Ocean. Yankee Magazine April 2003

Please Note: This information was accurate at the time of publication. When planning a trip, please confirm details by directly contacting any company or establishment you intend to visit.

Updated Saturday, March 30th, 2013

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