Eastham boasts two bike paths and several walking trails that travel through remarkably picturesque scenery. Both bike paths are paved and provide an opportunity for bicyclists and hikers to enjoy a very special encounter with Cape Cod’s charm and beauty. Within and around the trails are heavily wooded forests, lakes and quiet kettle ponds, salt marshes, bogs, winding creeks and sandy beaches.
The Cape Cod Rail Trail (“the Bike Path”) is a twenty-four mile path that starts on Route 134 in Dennis and ends at LeCount Hollow in Wellfleet, having traveled the entire length of Eastham. The trail follows the old Penn Central Railway tracks. Today the tracks are gone, but the convenience to all of Eastham is easily accessible. Just off the path, side trips offer ocean beaches and fishing piers, country stores and quaint villages, parks, picnic areas, and places to lodge and dine.
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Nauset Bike Trail starts at the National Seashore’s Visitor Center and ends only 1.6 miles later at Coast Guard Beach. Magnificent vistas of the salt marsh and the great Atlantic Ocean are not to be missed. This trail is wheelchair accessible, and can be shortened by starting at the Doane Rock picnic area.
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