Cape Cod is a leisurely summer hideaway with white sandy beaches, gift shops with everything from whimsical puka shell necklaces to brand-name flip-flops, and a slow pace that hovers over the peninsula like a warm hug. Embrace the Cape Cod lifestyle of staying outdoors by adventuring along the Brewster Bike Trail. Discover the nature that everyone else is soaking up in our little Massachusetts slice of paradise. There is so much to explore, appreciate, and draw inspiration from along the Brewster Bike Trail!
Discover the beautiful landscape surrounding Candleberry Inn when you pedal along the Brewster Bike Trail. You can learn about more amazing outdoor activities to enjoy during your spring or summer getaway when you download our free Vacation Guide!
What You Need to Know About the Brewster Bike Trail
22 Miles of Pedaling Pleasure on the Cape
The Brewster Bike Trail is part of a larger series of trails throughout Cape Cod. Passing through Dennis, Harwich, Brewster, Orleans, Eastham, and Wellfleet, the Cape Cod Rail Trail is a premier cycling route. Following a former railroad right-of-way, this trail features a paved surface, few hills, and well-marked car-crossings. This trail is ideal for those looking for a leisurely stroll with stunning Cape Cod views. The Brewster segment is a great place to start for Candleberry Inn guests. A Brewster Bike Trail map will guide you in the right direction! There are several opportunities to get off the trail and visit a beach, or make a pitstop at a variety of state parks and visitors centers. There are also plenty of bike rentals available along the trail if you didn’t bring your own!
History of the Cape Cod Rail Trail
Back in the early 1800s, Cape Cod was a mostly isolated area, accessible only by packet boat or stagecoach. However, that changed in 1848 when the Old Colony Railroad Company laid the tracks to connect Boston and Sandwich. Extensions continued, and by 1873, Boston has been linked all the way to Cape Cod’s outermost point of Provincetown. This is when the Cape’s popularity as a summer resort first began, and it has continued to this day, though the railroad is no longer operational. After automobile-friendly bridges were created to connect Cape Cod to the mainland, passenger train traffic decreased. Now, the Cape is easily accessible by car, and the Cape Cod Rail Trail bike path runs alongside now-forgotten but once-busy train tracks.
Spend Your Spring or Summer Vacation at Candleberry Inn!
Cape Cod is the perfect destination for your spring or summer vacation! Come stay at the Candleberry Inn for an unforgettable bed and breakfast retreat. Our Main House, dating from the early 1800s, offers unique furnishings that will delight and enthrall visitors. Discover wide pine floors, beach decor, antique heirlooms, and all the comforts and amenities of a first-class inn. Our Carriage House is a lovely addition, with three rooms and a bright airy deck overlooking the back gardens. Let the sunshine sparkle through large windows and light curtains to welcome you to the Cape! See you soon at Candleberry Inn.