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Cape Cod Bicycle Trails

Cape Cod Rail Trail
Bike or walk the Cape Cod Rail Trail. Follows the route of the old main Cape Cod Railroad through 5 Cape Towns. Begin in Welfleet, trail continues through a salt marsh to the Cape Cod National Seashore Center in Eastham. The trail winds through Orleans Rock Harbor area and continues through Brewster and Harwich ending on Rt 134 in Dennis. There are parking areas at different starting points in each town to tailor the length of your tour.(25 Miles)

Nickerson State Park Brewster
Take a side trip from the Cape Cod Bike Trail into this beautiful park. Paved and dirt trails wind through woods and along 8 freshwater kettle ponds. Swim, fish, picnic, bike or walk. Access from Rt. 6A.

Province Lands Bike Trail (7 1/4 Miles)
Several points of entry on this trail including Beech Forest parking area, Province Lands Visitor Center, Race Point Beach parking area, Herring Cove Beach parking area or Race Point Road in Provincetown. Trail is a loop through the dunes of Provincetown.

Head of the Meadow Trail in Truro (2 Miles)
Access trail in Truro at Head of the Meadow Beach parking area or on High Head Road. Trail runs from High Head Road to Head of the Meadow Beach.

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Cape Cod Nature Trails

Cape Cod Museum of Natural History Walking Trails
These trails explore uplands, salt marshes, beech tree groves, a Bay beach and Wing's Island. Access from Museum Parking Lot, Rt 6A

Fort Hill Walking Trail in Eastham
Several trails lead to the Capt. Penniman House, Red Maple Swamp boardwalk and scenic Fort Hill Overlook. Round trip 1.5 miles. Access off Rt 6.

Buttonbush Trail in Eastham
Wooded walking & biking trail with guide ropes and braille markers. Round trip .25 miles Intersects with CC Rail Trail. Access from Salt Pond Visitors Center Rte. 6.

Nauset Trail in Eastham
This walking trail begins at the Salt Pond Visitor Center on Rt 6 and runs to Coast Guard Beach 1.6 miles. Intersects with CC Rail Trail.

Great Island Trail in Wellfleet
A sandy walking trail leads to Jeremy Point, once an island, but is now connected by sandbars to the mainland. Point covered at high tied. Round trip: 8 miles. Access off Chequessett Neck Rd.

Duck Creek Conservation in Wellfleet
Walk across Uncle Tim's Bridge to an island in the middle of Duck Creek. Access from Commercial St.

Atlantic White Cedar Swamp Trail in Wellfleet
View white cedar, high bush blueberry and other flora via a boardwalk. Round trip 1.25 miles. Intersects with CC Rail Trail. Marconi Area, off Rt 6.

Wellflett Bay Wildlife Sanctuary
1,000 acres of ponds, tidal creeks, salt marsh, Bay beach. Run by the Mass Audubon Society. Route 6, Wellfleet.

Pilgrim Spring Trail, North Truro
In North Truro, turn right off Route 6 at the Pilgrim Heights area sign. Walk begins at the covered picnic shelter and ends at the restrooms at the adjacent parking area. This 3/4 mile loop travels through pitch-pine woods opening out onto Salt Meadow, an ideal spot to watch migratory waterfowl. It was here at Pilgrim Spring, in 1620 that Pilgrims had their first drink of water in the new world.

Pamet Area Bearberry Hill Overlook, Truro
1/4 mile from parking area. Adjacent fire roads offer additional miles of walking opportunities.

Take Truro Center/Pamet Roads exit off Route 6 in Truro. Proceed 1 1/2 miles on North Pamet Road to the end. Trail begins at the parking area adjacent to the Environmental Education Center (a youth hostel in summer).

The Bearberry Hill overlook offers spectacular view of the Pamet landscape, with sweeping views of the Atlantic and the glacial terrain of the Pamet valley, and a former bog house.

Beech Forest Trail in Provincetown
Length: One mile total loop (pond loop 3/4 mile, extension loop 1/4 mile), one hour.
Location: Turn right (north) at traffic light on Route 6 onto Race Point Road. Proceed approximately 1/2 mile to the Beach Forest parking area on left.
Features: This trail provides a journey into the heart of a picturesque beech forest and offers great bird watching opportunities. It skirts the shallow Beech Forest Pond.
Conditions: Easy; extension loop has sttep log steps; some soft sand; picnic area and seasonal restrooms at trailhead; access to Province Lands bicycle trail and designated pet trail from parking area.

Breakwater in Provincetown
A jetty doubles as a wide footpath to secluded Long Point Beach. Wood End Lighthouse is at the end of the jetty and Long Point Light at the end of the beach. Access from west end of Commercial St. and Bradford St Ext.