Cape Cod Rail Trail, Cape Cod

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Take a ride through the little towns that lie on the 35 km (22 mi) long Cape Cod Rail Trail. Bought by the state of Massachusetts in 1976, the former railroad route extends trails from other states through six towns, making it a unique adventure. Take a stroll or bike on the trail and see the American life from a new angle. You can get off at any of the trail stops, many of which strech into spacious beaches. Using our international travel planner, Brewster attractions like Cape Cod Rail Trail can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • The rail trail is a true gem, and one of the things that truly sets Cape Cod apart from other destinations. A beautiful ride, taking you through marshlands, ponds, and forests, it’s a “must” for any c...  more »
  • I know not the entire trail, but highly recommend the part from Orleans. We have borrowed bikes at the idle times bike shop and drove north. The trail is very flat, paved, and presents no challenges to the cyclists. I can but only very strongly recommend to leave the road height Eastham (locust road) East. You have to drive up to the 6 on a public, less frequented Road shortly. Then there is a much nicer in my view bike trail to Coast Guard Beach. There's also more curves and it's somewhat up and down. The Coast Guard Beach is worth a visit anyway. So very clear recommendation: wheels in Orleans borrow, insert trunks, turn in the direction of Coast Guard Beach in Eastham from the rail trail and enjoy a beautiful day. Ride the bike each way under an hour.
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  • We took the Trail to Orleans, full North with a hook to the NP of Cape Cod Seashore... Grandiose! Whether on the trail or in the National Park, it is rather easy, no particular difficulty and you will discover beautiful landscapes. Attention however, unlike some Trails in the USA, there no facilities on the way and no fountains to water.
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