Bike Trails on Cape Cod

Cape Cod Bike Guide

Shining Sea Bikeway, Falmouth

The Shining Sea Bikeway (11.5 miles), dating from 1975, stretches between North Falmouth to Woods Hole in the southwestern corner of Cape Cod.

Canal Bikeway, Sandwich

It runs for approximately 7 – 8 miles between both Bourne and Sagamore Bridges.

Cape Cod National Seashore

There are three bike trails in the Cape Cod National Seashore: Nauset in Eastham, Head of the Meadow in Truro, and Province Lands in Provincetown.

The Cape Cod Rail Trail (CCRT)

The Cape Cod Rail Trail, is a paved bikeway that runs 25 miles from South Dennis to Wellfleet. The terrain is relatively flat with some minor grades in certain sections in the Lower / Outer Cape areas, specifically Orleans and Wellfleet. Short side trips on roads lead to several National seashore beaches. It easily offers the greatest variety in scenery and natural landscapes of all the regional bike paths.


Chatham Fish Pier & National Seashore Visit



Charming village on the Cape’s south shore at the “elbow” of Cape Cod. Artist colony with lots of galleries and quaint shops. Chatham is blessed with beautiful scenery and includes the Monomy National Wildlife Reserve.

Visit the Chatham Fish Pier at the visitor’s balcony between noon and 1pm daily when fishing boats come in with their daily catch. Watch seals follow the fishing fleet into the Chatham Fish Pier from the overlook.

Visit the Chatham Marconi Maritime Center (museum). The station was part of his visionary wireless network that was planned to link America with Europe and Japan.


Chatham Fish Pier

The Chatham Fish Pier at the corner of Shore Road and Barcliff Avenue on Aunt Lydia’s Cove at 54 Barcliff Road Extension, is a constant source of interest to summer visitors. The members of the fishing fleet make their run each suitable day to the fishing grounds from 3 to 100 miles off Chatham.

Their catch consists of haddock, cod, flounder, lobster, pollock, dogfish and halibut. The one-day fresh fish is placed in ice and transported in refrigerated trucks to the New York, Boston, New Bedford and local markets, reaching there less than 24 hours from the time it is taken from the ocean. The boats start returning to the pier shortly after noon, depending upon the tide.

You may watch from the visitors balcony. Observe local traffic and parking regulations while at the Fish Pier. Parking in upper lot for visitors, lower lot by permit only.

Seals in Chatham

A good place to see seals is the observation deck on the Chatham Fish Pier. You need a private boat to see the seals that are on the Monomy National Wildlife Reserve right now, because they are located on the Atlantic side of South Monomoy Island, which is only accessible by boat. From May to October, Monomoy Island Ferry offers boat rides to the refuge.

Chatham Marconi Maritime Center
831 Orleans Road, North Chatham

The museum is located in the historic Operations Building built in 1914 by Guglielmo Marconi. The station was part of his visionary wireless network that was planned to link America with Europe and Japan. 

Cape Cod National Seashore
(see separate link on this website for Cape Cod National Seashore)

Cape Cod National Seashore Information


Cape Cod National Seashore Visitor Centers
Nature and history exhibits, a film, self-guided walking and bike trails.

Salt Pond Visitor Center at Cape Cod National Seashore
Location: Route 6, Eastham; (508) 255-3421
Times: 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. daily.

Cape Cod National Seashore Beaches (6)

Race Point Beach, Provincetown
Herring Cove Beach, Provincetown
Marconi Beach, Wellfleet
Head of the Meadow Beach, Truro
Nauset Light Beach, Eastham
Coast Guard Beach, Eastham

Cape Cod National Seashore Bike Trails

Cape Cod National Seashore beach pass information

In summary:
No fees weekdays in September after Labor Day
On Sept. 9 & 10 (Sat. & Sunday) fees at the following beaches until 4:30 or 5pm:
– Herring Cove & Race Point in Provincetown, Eastham & Nausset
On Sept. 9 & 10 (Sat. & Sun.) no fees at the following beaches:-
– Marconi Beach
– Truro Beach