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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Shining Sea Bikeway Reviews
We biked from Falmouth to Woods Hole (about 3mi on the bike trail), and let me say this was an incredible route. The path itself is wide, flat, well marked, and perfect. You pass perfectly... more »
My family has biked this bikeway many times and we thoroughly enjoyed it. It’s about 20 miles round trip, but it’s a very enjoyable ride through marshes, bogs, and along the shore. It’s an easy ride..... more »
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