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Cape Cod has great biking trails

2907 Main Street (Route 6A) Brewster, MA, 02631 Phone: 508-896-9000 Toll-Free: 800-343-6074

Pedal in paradise

Ride Ocean Edge Resort’s shiny fleet of Freedom Flyer bikes and cover the resort's 429 acres and the historic Cape Cod Bike & Rail Trail that crisscrosses the property. The scenic trail takes you from Dennis all the way to the National Seashore. You can explore beaches and ponds, grab lunch or an ice cream cone, or browse quaint villages, shops and boutiques. From Memorial Day to Labor Day, bike rentals and helmets are available for all ages as are baby buggies that attach to adult-sized bikes and tandem bikes for kids too young to keep up. Ocean Edge has put together a number of biking itineraries with routes around the town of Brewster and all the way to Provincetown.

5200 State Highway (Route 6) North Eastham, MA, 02561 Phone: 508-255-3200 Toll-Free: 800-242-2131

Direct access to the 26 mile Cape Cod Rail Trail.

The Cape Cod Rail Trail runs from S. Wellfleet to Dennis. The Rail Trail can connect to The Cape Cod National Seashore Salt Pond Visitors Center bike trail which brings you to Coast Guard Beach (Rated in the top ten beaches nationally) and will also connect into Nickerson State Park where the park bike trail leads you through the woods and to the ponds of Nickerson. The trail is also good for those who enjoy rollerblading, running, or simply walking. The Viking Shores is located on the corner of Scenic Route 6 and Nauset Road. We are in the Heart of the National Seashore. Bayside Beaches, Shopping, Dining and Family Activities are right at your doorstep. We are just 20 miles from Provincetown and 26 miles from Hyannis. We have 40 spacious and comfortable guest rooms, a large outdoor pool, a great wooden swing set with a slide, and a Bar-B-Q Area.

Cape Cod National Seashore Bike Trails

Total Length: 1.6 miles, 2 miles, and 5.45 miles, respectively


The Cape Cod National Seashore maintains three bicycle trails ranging from 1.6 to 7.3 miles long. Use of motorized vehicles, including mopeds, on these paved trails are prohibited. Bicycles may be rented within the towns.
Nauset Trail in Eastham: This trail connects Salt Pond with Coast Guard Beach. It leads through pine and oak forest with vistas of Nauset Marsh along the way. This trail is wheelchair accessible, and can be shortened by starting or ending at the Doane Rock picnic area. From Salt Pond Visitor Center parking area through Doane Rock picnic area in Eastham, ending at the Coast Guard beach. Distance is 1.6 miles.

Head of the Meadow Trail in Truro: This level trail skirts the edge of a freshwater marsh and provides glimpses of the marsh and dunes. From High Head Road in Truro to Head of the Meadow Beach parking area (beach fees may apply). Distance is 2 miles.
Province Lands Trail in Provincetown: This hilly trail winds among beech and oak forests, sand dunes and freshwater ponds. The loop trail is 5.45 miles, with spurs to Herring Cove Beach (1.10 mile), Race Point Beach (0.5 mile) and Bennett Pond (0.25 mile). Access points are Beech Forest parking area, Province Lands Visitor Center, Race Point Beach parking area, and Herring Cove Beach. Beach parking fees may apply at Race Point Beach.
Trail Map

Total Length: 10.7 miles

Starting just outside Falmouth Center, the Falmouth Shining Sea Trail provides a fairly level ride on paved bike path between Falmouth and Woods Hole.  The trail boasts some beautiful scenery, running through extensive salt marsh, cranberry bogs, and farmland, with beautiful ocean views. Access to the trail can be found on Locust Road in Flamouth. Trail Map

Total length: 22 miles

The Cape Cod Rail Trail follows a former railroad right-of-way for 22 miles through the towns of Dennis, Harwich, Brewster, Orleans, Eastham and Wellfleet. Its paved surface, few hills, and well-marked automobile crossings make it ideal for cyclists. The trail has a wide unpaved shoulder on one side to accommodate horseback riding, walkers, and runners.
There are many opportunities to get off the trail and visit a beach. Food and water are also readily available and public restrooms can be found at Nickerson State Park, Salt Pond Visitors Center at Cape Cod National Seashore, and the National Seashore Headquarters. Bike rentals are available at many points along the way. For people with disabilities, a limited number of hand-cycles are available for rent at specific bike concessions.
Free parking for trail users is available at The trailhead at Route 134 in South Dennis; Headwaters Drive in Harwich; Route 137 in Brewster; Nickerson State Park in Brewster; Orleans Center; Cape Cod National Seashore at the Salt Pond Visitors Center in Eastham, one-half mile from the Locust Road intersection with the trail; National Seashore at Marconi Area; the trailhead at LeCount Hollow Road in South Wellfleet. Trail Map

Total Length: 7 Miles

The service roads which parallel both sides of the Cape Cod Canal, partially maintained by the Army Corps of Engineers, make for great scenic bicycling. Each service road is approximately 7 miles long, with parking areas, comfort stations and picnic areas provided at various access points along both sides of the Canal. The trail is relatively level, making it ideal for children and families. See map for access locations. Trail Map

The Cape Cod National Seashore maintains three bicycle trails ranging from 1.6 to 7.3 miles long. Use of motorized vehicles, including mopeds, on these paved trails are prohibited. Bicycles may be rented within the towns. Brochure and maps.
Nauset Trail:
This trail connects Salt Pond with Coast Guard Beach. It leads through pine and oak forest with vistas of Nauset Marsh along the way. This trail is wheelchair accessible, and can be shortened by starting or ending at the Doane Rock picnic area. From Salt Pond Visitor Center parking area through Doane Rock picnic area in Eastham, ending at the Coast Guard beach. Distance is 1.6 miles.
Head of the Meadow Trail:
This level trail skirts the edge of a freshwater marsh and provides glimpses of the marsh and dunes. From High Head Road in Truro to Head of the Meadow Beach parking area (beach fees may apply). Distance is 2 miles.
Province Lands Trail:
This hilly trail winds among beech and oak forests, sand dunes and freshwater ponds. The loop trail is 5.45 miles, with spurs to Herring Cove Beach (1.10 mile), Race Point Beach (0.5 mile) and Bennett Pond (0.25 mile). Access points are Beech Forest parking area, Province Lands Visitor Center, Race Point Beach parking area, and Herring Cove Beach. Beach parking fees may apply at Race Point Beach