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Shining Sea Bikeway

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Address: Falmouth, MA
Phone Number: +1 508-548-7611

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A fairly new expansion makes this a great daylong ride. The northern end is more rural; views of the water and harbors are offered as you ride south. The southern portion leads... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
Orlanda fl
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Orlanda fl
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

A fairly new expansion makes this a great daylong ride. The northern end is more rural; views of the water and harbors are offered as you ride south. The southern portion leads you to Falmouth village and the beautiful town beach. A short but hilly detour takes you to Nobska lighthouse. Pack a lunch, or stop by a number of... More 

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North Attleboro, Massachusetts
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 105 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We walked the first 3 miles of the trail, starting and ending in Woods Hole. The first 3/4 of a mile are not very interesting as you are basically going through the parking area for the Ferry Terminal. After that, you hit the "real" trail and it is very pleasant. The view along the water from about mile marker 2-2... More 

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Kingston, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a must-do if you're in the Woods Hole / Falmouth area. We rented bikes from a shop right off the bike path and rode the entire path (about 20 miles round trip). Had lunch in Woods Hole and felt like we really deserved it! What a gift to have such a beautiful bike path to ride on.

Thank MaryAnneErickson
Kalamazoo, Michigan
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4 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This beautiful bike trail is easily accessible at various points along its route. There are bike rental shops that you can rent from (I did the first time I used this trail) or you can bring your own. We start at the north side and bikes to Woods Hole for lunch at one of their good restaurants - very casual... More 

Thank DisneyMama5
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a wonderful adventure. The path meanders through woodlands and passes beaches, wetlands and just quiet areas for thought. It is fairly empty during the week-and a little crazy during the weekends. Autumn and spring are of course the best! The path is long - you can bike over 20 miles easily. A totally enjoyable experience!

Thank Elise R
Mashpee, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We ride this bike agh at least once a week. From beginning, into Woods Hole, have a bite to eat, then bike back. It is beAutiful! Through woods, overlooking waterways, past the beach with views of the Vineyard, and into Woods Hole. Breath taking!

Thank wagricola
Rindge, New Hampshire
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

What a wonderful way to spend a day! We rented bikes from Corner Cycle, which is literally 1 minute from the bike path. Beautiful views and plenty of picture perfect places to stop.

Thank Kristen K
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3 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2016

This is by far my favorite bike path. You have a little bit of everything. Cranberry bogs, wetlands, estuaries, seashore and it will bring you right into Woods Hole with great restaurants near by.

Thank Susan S
Wilmington, Massachusetts
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016

Very peaceful and beautiful bike path on an old railroad line that is great for walking, running, biking. Lots of breathtaking ocean views from Falmouth to Woods Hole.

Thank nancygilmartin
Dighton, Massachusetts
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19 reviews
6 attraction reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016

The bike path is a great thing to do anytime of the year, the views are terrific. You can enter the bike path at several locations which means you can do part or the entire trail. People walk or ride bikes.

Thank evclark2014

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