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Explore & Experience Cape Cod Rail Trail

The Cape Cod Rail Trail is a paved recreational path that runs from South Dennis through Wellfleet along the abandoned Penn Central Railway. It is 26 miles in length and travels through some of the most picturesque scenery on Cape Cod. Beautiful forests, kettle ponds and salt marshes are all sights to be enjoyed along the trail.


Rail Trail Map

Ask for a pocket map to guide your adventure every step of the way, or download it to reference on your smartphone or print at home before you arrive.


Grab a Bite!

Grab a bite and ride the CCRT.  Visit our neighbor ACK Gioia for freshly made cheese and bread, grab a sandwich or bagel before heading out.  Along the way, you might want to stop and enjoy a picnic lunch or snack. Why not pick up your provisions at ​​​​​Ferreti's Market. Located off the trail at the corner of 137 and Underpass Rd.  Don't forget to check out ​​Stone L'oven for an afternoon beverage or a pizza. Great spot to enjoy a family dinner!

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Seymore Pond, Brewster

Among the most popular scenic stops on the Rail Trail is ​​​Seymour Pond in Brewster, where you ride directly next to the lake's sandy shore. This is a great spot to take a break, enjoy lunch and cool off in the water on a hot summer day! 

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Nickerson State Park

Nickerson State Park is only 2.2 miles away from us. The park contains many bike paths and several lakes suitable for swimming and boating.​

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Harwich Bike Bridge

Another nice stop along the trail is the 1 mile section between the Harwich Bike Bridge and the new bike rotary about a mile down. This is a good place to pause along one of Cape Cod's amazing Cranberry Bogs. A sturdy wooden railing here for bike and pedestrian traffic to lean against, take a break and breathe in the fresh air and beautiful scenery!

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Visit Chatham Center

A direct route from the ​Rail Trail in Harwich to Chatham's town center was recently built. The 7.5-mile paved extension from Harwich Center past Brooks Park and then Thompson's Field heading east. In Chatham, you can watch planes fly in and out of the airport while riding towards its historic district. This new addition was christened Old Colony Rail Trail, in honor of the abandoned railway line it follows between Harwich and Chatham.


National Seashore, Eastham

The path also offers direct access to the National Seashore in Eastham, where you can explore nature trails surrounding the Salt Pond Visitor Center. Wellfleet continues to provide spectacular views until the trail's end at LeCount Hollow Rd. Marconi Station is another popular stop because of its historical significance as the first US wireless broadcast site.

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