Shining Sea Bikeway, Falmouth

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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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  • What a great ride even for those that have not been on a bike in quite some time. Beautiful views! A one way trip is about 10 miles. We did a full loop and enjoyed lunch in Woods Hole when we had comp...  more »
  • If you like the outdoors and biking, this is a "must do" in Falmouth. we rented bikes, very comfortable and easy to navigate, went north first through beautiful marshes, a cranberry bog, a beach and m...  more »
  • Drove from New York straight to Arts Bike Shop to rent bikes for this experience. Arts was perfect as it was two blocks from the start of the path. Much of the ride is through woods and backyard. We h...  more »

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