Views from the Ocean Lookout

Ocean views - Cape Cod

Ocean views - Cape Cod

Views from a lookout in Cape Cod

I would definitely bike the Cape Cod Rail Trail again!

There are several parking lots depending on where you choose to start the trail. We parked in South Dennis (the staring point for the trail), located on Rt. 134. Free parking is available in South Dennis, Rt. 137 in Brewster, and at Headwaters Drive in Harwich. South Dennis is where you will want to park if you plan on completing the entire trail. If you do not have a bike, there is  rental shop called Barbara’s Bike Shop right next to the bike shop.

Also, if you are looking for a great dinner after your bike ride, I highly recommend Morrell’s located right next door to the bike shop. Morrell’s had excellent food, a cozy atmosphere, and the convenience of being walkable distance from the parking lot.

Morell's Restaurant - South Dennis, MA

Tips:

*There are no bathrooms at the start. I didn’t see any bathrooms until we were a few miles into the trail!

*Make sure to follow the Cape Cod Rail Trail at the rotary and not the Chatham County Rail trail.

*Wear a camelbak – you will need lots of water for this ride. Although there are places to stop, they are few and far between and it is inconvenient, not to mention costly to stop multiple times.

*Stop at Cobie’s (around mile 10) for a snack – great little place to refuel!

*Start the trail early in the morning if you intend on completing the entire thing – we almost ran out of time!

*Stop at Hot Chocolate Sparrow (around mile 13) Their homemade ice cream is a real treat. They also have espresso drinks and the most delicious truffles! A great treat after biking all those miles!

Cape Cod Rail Trail
Rt. 134
South Dennis, MA

Cape Cod Rail Trail sign on rock

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