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Cape Cod Canal Bikeway

13.9 mi
State: MA
Asphalt

Cape Cod Rail Trail

27.5 mi
State: MA
Asphalt

Goose Pond Path

0.1 mi
State: MA
Asphalt

Mattapoisett Rail Trail

1.1 mi
State: MA
Asphalt

Nauset Trail

1.6 mi
State: MA
Asphalt

New Bedford Covewalk

1.04 mi
State: MA
Concrete

New Bedford Harborwalk

1.2 mi
State: MA
Asphalt

Old Colony Rail Trail

8 mi
State: MA
Asphalt

Phoenix Bike Trail

4 mi
State: MA
Asphalt

Shining Sea Bikeway

10.7 mi
State: MA
Asphalt
Trail Image Trail Name States Length Surface Rating
Though the idea for a Cape Cod Canal goes back to the settlers of Plymouth Colony, the waterway didn’t begin construction until 1909. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers took over operation and...
MA 13.9 mi Asphalt
Cape Cod’s briny seaports, sandy beaches, delectable seafood, and diverse landscape of salt marshes, pine forests, and cranberry bogs can all be experienced from the 27.5-mile Cape Cod Rail Trail....
MA 27.5 mi Asphalt
The Goose Pond Path, also known as the In-Town Bike Path, offers a short paved route on the charming island of Nantucket, which lies south of Cape Cod. The trail overlooks The Creeks area of Nantucket...
MA 0.1 mi Asphalt
The Mattapoisett Rail Trail is a work in progress. As of autumn 2011, it runs for just more than 1 mile between Reservation Road at Mattapoisett Harbor and the Phoenix Bike Trail in Fairhaven, joining...
MA 1.1 mi Asphalt
The Nauset Trail offers a winding route through dense Cape Cod woodlands, providing a pleasant respite from the oft-crowded seashore and tourist hubs. The trail is entirely paved, with the notable...
MA 1.6 mi Asphalt
The New Bedford Covewalk, like the HarborWalk further east, sits atop the hurricane barrier built to protect New Bedford residents from storm surges during extreme weather. Even when it's nice out...
MA 1.04 mi Concrete
The New Bedford Hurricane Barrier was built to protect New Bedford and nearby villages from storm surge during hurricanes, but also ended up cutting off residents from the water that lay just beyond...
MA 1.2 mi Asphalt
The Old Colony Rail Trail, named after the eponymous railroad line that operated in Massachusetts and Rhode Island, offers a serene journey through quiet Cape Cod beach towns. At 8 miles, the trail is...
MA 8 mi Asphalt
The Phoenix Bike Trail cruises through a mixture of surroundings on its relatively short 4-mile journey from the heart of the historical Fairhaven seaport to woodlands and farms on the outskirts of...
MA 4 mi Asphalt
The Shining Sea Bikeway follows the route of a former railroad line run by the New York, New Haven and Hartford Railroad Company, which ran service to New York and Boston from 1872 to 1965. After the...
MA 10.7 mi Asphalt

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Cape Cod Rail Trail

MA - 27.5 miles

Cape Cod’s briny seaports, sandy beaches, delectable seafood, and diverse landscape of salt marshes, pine forests, and cranberry bogs can all be experienced from the 27.5-mile Cape Cod Rail Trail....

Old Colony Rail Trail

MA - 8 miles

The Old Colony Rail Trail, named after the eponymous railroad line that operated in Massachusetts and Rhode Island, offers a serene journey through quiet Cape Cod beach towns. At 8 miles, the trail is...

Goose Pond Path

MA - 0.1 miles

The Goose Pond Path, also known as the In-Town Bike Path, offers a short paved route on the charming island of Nantucket, which lies south of Cape Cod. The trail overlooks The Creeks area of Nantucket...

Phoenix Bike Trail

MA - 4 miles

The Phoenix Bike Trail cruises through a mixture of surroundings on its relatively short 4-mile journey from the heart of the historical Fairhaven seaport to woodlands and farms on the outskirts of...

Accordion

New Bedford Harborwalk

MA - 1.2 miles

The New Bedford Hurricane Barrier was built to protect New Bedford and nearby villages from storm surge during hurricanes, but also ended up cutting off residents from the water that lay just beyond...

Cape Cod Canal Bikeway

MA - 13.9 miles

Though the idea for a Cape Cod Canal goes back to the settlers of Plymouth Colony, the waterway didn’t begin construction until 1909. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers took over operation and...

Nauset Trail

MA - 1.6 miles

The Nauset Trail offers a winding route through dense Cape Cod woodlands, providing a pleasant respite from the oft-crowded seashore and tourist hubs. The trail is entirely paved, with the notable...

Shining Sea Bikeway

MA - 10.7 miles

The Shining Sea Bikeway follows the route of a former railroad line run by the New York, New Haven and Hartford Railroad Company, which ran service to New York and Boston from 1872 to 1965. After the...

Mattapoisett Rail Trail

MA - 1.1 miles

The Mattapoisett Rail Trail is a work in progress. As of autumn 2011, it runs for just more than 1 mile between Reservation Road at Mattapoisett Harbor and the Phoenix Bike Trail in Fairhaven, joining...

New Bedford Covewalk

MA - 1.04 miles

The New Bedford Covewalk, like the HarborWalk further east, sits atop the hurricane barrier built to protect New Bedford residents from storm surges during extreme weather. Even when it's nice out...

Nauset Trail

MA - 1.6 miles

The Nauset Trail offers a winding route through dense Cape Cod woodlands, providing a pleasant respite from the oft-crowded seashore and tourist hubs. The trail is entirely paved, with the notable...

New Bedford Covewalk

MA - 1.04 miles

The New Bedford Covewalk, like the HarborWalk further east, sits atop the hurricane barrier built to protect New Bedford residents from storm surges during extreme weather. Even when it's nice out...

Cape Cod Rail Trail

MA - 27.5 miles

Cape Cod’s briny seaports, sandy beaches, delectable seafood, and diverse landscape of salt marshes, pine forests, and cranberry bogs can all be experienced from the 27.5-mile Cape Cod Rail Trail....

Mattapoisett Rail Trail

MA - 1.1 miles

The Mattapoisett Rail Trail is a work in progress. As of autumn 2011, it runs for just more than 1 mile between Reservation Road at Mattapoisett Harbor and the Phoenix Bike Trail in Fairhaven, joining...

Accordion

Old Colony Rail Trail

MA - 8 miles

The Old Colony Rail Trail, named after the eponymous railroad line that operated in Massachusetts and Rhode Island, offers a serene journey through quiet Cape Cod beach towns. At 8 miles, the trail is...

Phoenix Bike Trail

MA - 4 miles

The Phoenix Bike Trail cruises through a mixture of surroundings on its relatively short 4-mile journey from the heart of the historical Fairhaven seaport to woodlands and farms on the outskirts of...

Goose Pond Path

MA - 0.1 miles

The Goose Pond Path, also known as the In-Town Bike Path, offers a short paved route on the charming island of Nantucket, which lies south of Cape Cod. The trail overlooks The Creeks area of Nantucket...

Shining Sea Bikeway

MA - 10.7 miles

The Shining Sea Bikeway follows the route of a former railroad line run by the New York, New Haven and Hartford Railroad Company, which ran service to New York and Boston from 1872 to 1965. After the...

Cape Cod Canal Bikeway

MA - 13.9 miles

Though the idea for a Cape Cod Canal goes back to the settlers of Plymouth Colony, the waterway didn’t begin construction until 1909. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers took over operation and...

New Bedford Harborwalk

MA - 1.2 miles

The New Bedford Hurricane Barrier was built to protect New Bedford and nearby villages from storm surge during hurricanes, but also ended up cutting off residents from the water that lay just beyond...

New Bedford Harborwalk

MA - 1.2 miles

The New Bedford Hurricane Barrier was built to protect New Bedford and nearby villages from storm surge during hurricanes, but also ended up cutting off residents from the water that lay just beyond...

Cape Cod Canal Bikeway

MA - 13.9 miles

Though the idea for a Cape Cod Canal goes back to the settlers of Plymouth Colony, the waterway didn’t begin construction until 1909. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers took over operation and...

Mattapoisett Rail Trail

MA - 1.1 miles

The Mattapoisett Rail Trail is a work in progress. As of autumn 2011, it runs for just more than 1 mile between Reservation Road at Mattapoisett Harbor and the Phoenix Bike Trail in Fairhaven, joining...

Cape Cod Rail Trail

MA - 27.5 miles

Cape Cod’s briny seaports, sandy beaches, delectable seafood, and diverse landscape of salt marshes, pine forests, and cranberry bogs can all be experienced from the 27.5-mile Cape Cod Rail Trail....

Accordion

Phoenix Bike Trail

MA - 4 miles

The Phoenix Bike Trail cruises through a mixture of surroundings on its relatively short 4-mile journey from the heart of the historical Fairhaven seaport to woodlands and farms on the outskirts of...

Goose Pond Path

MA - 0.1 miles

The Goose Pond Path, also known as the In-Town Bike Path, offers a short paved route on the charming island of Nantucket, which lies south of Cape Cod. The trail overlooks The Creeks area of Nantucket...

New Bedford Covewalk

MA - 1.04 miles

The New Bedford Covewalk, like the HarborWalk further east, sits atop the hurricane barrier built to protect New Bedford residents from storm surges during extreme weather. Even when it's nice out...

Old Colony Rail Trail

MA - 8 miles

The Old Colony Rail Trail, named after the eponymous railroad line that operated in Massachusetts and Rhode Island, offers a serene journey through quiet Cape Cod beach towns. At 8 miles, the trail is...

Shining Sea Bikeway

MA - 10.7 miles

The Shining Sea Bikeway follows the route of a former railroad line run by the New York, New Haven and Hartford Railroad Company, which ran service to New York and Boston from 1872 to 1965. After the...

Nauset Trail

MA - 1.6 miles

The Nauset Trail offers a winding route through dense Cape Cod woodlands, providing a pleasant respite from the oft-crowded seashore and tourist hubs. The trail is entirely paved, with the notable...

Recent Trail Reviews

Cape Cod Canal Bikeway

amazing views

August, 2019 by dannycert

I enjoyed this bikeway very much. You end at a beach what can be better than that. Was the right amount of challenge but if you go at a slower pace can be peaceful with plenty to see

Cape Cod Canal Bikeway

Great trail!

August, 2019 by retta062

My friend and I began our bike ride at the Buzzards Bay Recreation Area. We biked the entire length of the canal, to Scusset Beach. (about 7 miles) We parked our bikes and walked to the beach, took a swim then headed back. On the way back we stopped at the Herring Run parking lot, crossed the street and had an amazing Lobster Roll at Barlow's Clam Shack! It was a perfect day! There is an amazing splash pad at the Buzzards Bay Recreation Area, perfect for families! And its free! I am going to bring my grandson next time for sure!

Cape Cod Rail Trail

One of our favorites!!!!

August, 2019 by brodylittle

We have biked this trail almost every year for the past 12 years. We plan our entire summers and cottage location on the proximity to this trail.

Accordion

Cape Cod Rail Trail

excellent respect from cars

August, 2019 by edsar1962

Biked the trail out and back on 8/5/19. New west end is smooth as butter; older east and northern parts have root bumps but are fine. Consider riding your hybrid, gravel, or mountain ride instead of your skinny bike. There are many road crossings but the Cape Cod drivers are amazingly respectful. They all stop. Be very very careful anyway, of course. 5 star trail.

Shining Sea Bikeway

wonderful views

July, 2019 by mfkoeppen

This is an almost level ride from North Falmouth to Woods Hole. Many shady spots along the way, as wall as lemonade stands, restaurants, and shaved ice. Views include cranberry bogs, marshlands, and the beach. The trail is well maintained, and has many miles of smooth new asphalt. Locals have added some decorations and artwork along the way.

Shining Sea Bikeway

Awesome trail

July, 2019 by godsmelissa

This trail was great. We parked at the depot lot- very rutted and busy but big. We ate lunch at the Station Grill just across the lot before we rode. That is about 4miles in from the end point in the woods hole area. We rode towards that way for views of the ocean. It was flat, fresh paved w/ road crossing well marked. The art murals were really neat. There was a port o potty along the rt also a picnic area and drinking fountain. We stopped and went down to the water in a rocky pebble beach area, most was private beach but it seemed those on bikes were welcomed; cars take up road space bikes don’t. It was very hot so we did not do the entire trail but will definitely make another trip to go back. The small restaurant where we parked was a great point due to bathroom use, friendly owner, outdoor tables, cornhole games on the out of service tracks, a water mister and the super fresh made to order simple sandwich’s with the utmost quality.

Cape Cod Rail Trail

Needs upkeep

June, 2019 by elj317

I have done the CCRT many, many times-the last being in early June , 2019. This trail was one of the best in the Northeast for a long time. Now, however, things look like they need some work. The tree roots are numerous between Dennisport and Harwich. Every 10 feet there is a jar to the body. After doing a lot of trails on the East Coast, especially in Florida, I see where the old time trails are remiss. The Southern trails tend to have rest areas along the trail where the rider can relax and get water. Usually , playgrounds and parking lots are there also. The CCRT is a real attraction to vacationers and bike enthusiasts. Putting some money into it would have a good return on investment.

Cape Cod Rail Trail

Completed it with my nine year old

January, 2019 by richjoyce534

I had wanted to do this trail since I was a kid. I took my family out on it and completed the entire trail in two days. I documented the entire trek. The best stops to make start in Orleans. If you want a perspective of what it is like here is a video. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jYPiNHN9P1g

I also extended the end and biked to the Beachcomber in Wellfleet. totally worth getting a beer at the end.

Cape Cod Rail Trail

Extension is now open

October, 2018 by alexpowers360

The extension mentioned is now open. It's beautiful and well worth the ride. Early to mid October is a great month for the western portion because you can catch Cranberry bogs being harvested. The views from the Bass River bridge are terrific too.

Cape Cod Rail Trail

Not yet open

August, 2018 by youker

The Western section of the trail is not yet all open. The description here is correct, but the trail map includes sections that are not yet open. The trail is open between North Maine St. and Peter Homer Memorial Park. It is finished but not yet open where the new bridge crosses over the Bass River. At Station Ave the new very large parking lot is complete and open. The far western section from Peter Homer Park (Forest Road) has not been constructed but shows on the trail map.

Cape Cod Canal Bikeway

My first trail in the US ...

July, 2018 by traillink256

smooth enough for rollers, large enough also.
Markings on the ground every half mile with the distance from start (in both direction)
Parking on both side of the 6.5 Miles trail.
People fishing on th side, catching sea monsters ...

Cape Cod Rail Trail

Cape Cod Rail Trail

June, 2018 by bhalt299

This is a great trail that my wife and I have been riding for many years. We love the new trail head in South Dennis on Main St. It is much more accessible than the parking on Route 134. The trail to the west (towards Yarmouth) is still not opened yet because of the finishing of construction of the bridge over the Bass River. We heard it will be open later this summer. Can’t wait!

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