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Shining Sea Bikeway

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Address: Falmouth, MA
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+1 508-548-7611

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Beautiful Path -- not too hilly

We spent last Sunday riding this path from North Falmouth to Woods Hole. It has a wide range of beautiful sections, From the cranberry bogs and wetlands in the north to the... read more

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Walter C
Boston, Massachusetts
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Boston, Massachusetts
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW

We spent last Sunday riding this path from North Falmouth to Woods Hole. It has a wide range of beautiful sections, From the cranberry bogs and wetlands in the north to the Falmouth Beach and the views of Martha's Vineyard in the south. There were few hills that got in the way, and there are a couple of locations along... More 

Thank Walter C
Mashpee, Massachusetts
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10 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This is a great day of pleasure with easy riding and scenic vistas of Nantucket Sound. If you want to get away from all the traffic and noise, this is the place.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The 11 mile paved bike way features clear signs, historic markers and really, some breathtaking views. The bikeway runs along an old railway bed past one of the oldest cranberry bogs in the country, former farms and delightfully close to the beach for clear views of Martha's Vineyard. It runs from a parking lot (under construction) in Woods Hole to... More 

1 Thank BZ67
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5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My wife and i live on the cape in mashpee and ride a tandem bike on this bikepath. It is our favorite. We go from falmouth to woods hole, stop at pie in the sky for nosh,and bike back. Three street crossings. Flat. Beautiful views.Park off depot st, free no time limit and go. Good for families.

Stamford, Connecticut
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89 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The town of Falmouth has put together a 10 1/2 mile bike path from top to bottom along an abandoned railroad track. The path is great for biking, rollerblading , running or just walking. It goes beside some cranberry bogs and other scenic venues. You do have to cross a few main roads though. There is talk of extending ot... More 

1 Thank Robt C
Guilford, Connecticut
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55 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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.

1 Thank bluesberryguilford
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4 reviews
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

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.

Thank Gina T
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 March 2017 via mobile

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 beaches and miles of scenic views from the Harbor to Woods Hole and all Ferries to the Islands!! And yes the Shining Sea... More 

1 Thank Ira B
Falmouth, Massachusetts
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5 reviews
Reviewed 16 March 2017

The Shining Sea Bikeway is a wonderful way to see some hidden parts of Falmouth. Some sections go by the beach near Buzzards Bay, other near Vineyard Sound. It's a terrific way to avoid the busy streets and get some exercise. Just remember to say "On your left" when passing!

Thank jgwestH2O
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35 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 March 2017

I try to ride every day. Great views, very popular in season and during good weather. Town takes good care of it and plows when necessary.

Thank Bill A

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