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Shining Sea Bikeway, Falmouth

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Biking Trail
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. Plan to see Shining Sea Bikeway and other attractions that appeal to you using our Falmouth itinerary builder.
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  • Ridden this many times...very safe and not overcrowded off season....wonderful views and wildlife.....just under 11 miles in length.....goes right to Woods Hole ferry port.  more »
  • Some of the most beautiful views of Vineyard Sound, lots of benches along the way and great spots to eat at the end of the trail.  more »
  • Falmouth on Cape Cod is the best of the Best!! Why it offers everything a visitor would want. A great down town with the best restaurants that offer Italian , Mexican, Fish, and American. You have 10 ...  more »