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, and the trail accommodates horseback riding, walkers, and runners. Pine woods, salt marshes, cranberry bogs and freshwater ponds are some of the terrains encountered on the trail, and Nickerson State Park (official trailhead) which is close to the half-way point, provides camping, hiking and biking trails, swimming, fishing and boating.

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Away Travel Expert: Steve Jermanok
FamilyExpert Rating 4.0 out of 5 Recommended for:
Children of all ages
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  • Favorite stretch is the ponds in Brewster/Dennis.

Dennis/Brewster/Wellfleet (official trailhead is Nickerson State Park on Rte 6A)
Brewster, Massachusetts 02631

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Telephone Number: (508) 896-3491
The details, dates, and prices mentioned here were accurate at the time of publication.

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