Shining Sea Bikeway, Falmouth

4.9
#1 of 61 in Trails in Massachusetts
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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  • This long trail has many parking options and trail lengths. In the summer be prepared for loads of traffic. it is beautiful and we locals prefer the off season to enjoy it.  more »
  • We walked the trail in Dec. and were lucky enough to get a day in the 40's. A good part of the path is right along the ocean and totally flat so an easy walk.  more »
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