The Cape Cod Rail Trail bike path is one of our favorite places to cycle on the peninsula. This 25.5-mile bike trail spans from Dennis to Wellfleet. Our town of Brewster is conveniently located halfway between the two towns, so it’s easy to access the Cape Cod Rail Trail right here in Brewster! A ride along the bike path is a great way to incorporate exercise into your Cape Cod getaway. Even better, there are some great views of our area and the Cape Cod National Seashore along the way. It’s also a paved trail, which makes it easily accessible to visitors of all abilities!
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Ready to Hit the Cape Cod Rail Trail Bike Path? Here’s What You Need to Know!
History of the Trail
Cape Cod’s peninsula was only reachable by boat or stagecoach before railroads became a common transportation method. Railroad construction quickly transformed Cape Cod into the vacation destination we know and love today by giving visitors easy, quick access to the peninsula.
However, the railroad’s importance began to deplete after automobiles came onto the transportation scene. Since then, the railway has been removed and the area paved to create 25.5 miles of easy trails that are perfect for biking, walking, and running!
Where to Rent a Bike?
For most travelers, it’s difficult to bring a bike on your trip. Don’t fret! Many Brewster bike rental options can get you geared up and ready to hit the bike trail. Brewster Bike and Cape Cod Rail Trail Bike & Kayak are two of our favorites. These rental companies offer rentals that span from two hours to an entire week! Even better, the bike shops will offer bike rental delivery services to guests at Candleberry Inn!
The Route & Brewster Access Point
Once your bike delivery arrives, you can access the Cape Cod Rail trail just a half-mile away from the Inn! Brewster’s access point is located at the halfway point of the trail, so guests can either travel towards Dennis of Wellfleet. Toward Wellfleet, you can stop and explore local attractions like the Cape Cod National Seashore Salt Pond Visitors Center.
However, we always recommend our guests head south and across the Cape toward Chatham. Along the way, you will pass many beautiful freshwater ponds. The entire trail passes through various conservation lands and preserves that are beautiful, peaceful, and restorative. Be sure to bring a copy of the Cape Cod Rail Trail extension map with you!
Ride Back to Candleberry Inn on Cape Cod
Safely store your bike at Candleberry Inn after your excursion on the Cape Cod Rail Trail bike path. We have a bike rack on the property that our guests can use for free. This makes it easy to explore the bike trail any time you wish during your stay! You can also enjoy other amazing amenities during your stay, including complimentary breakfast each morning. It’s the perfect way to fuel up for a ride on the bike path!
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