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What to see on Cape Cod

Dennis

Cape Cod Rail Trail – Mid, Lower & Outer Cape: When freight rail cars stopped rolling around the Cape years ago, someone had the brilliant idea of pulling up those miles and miles of track and paving it over as a bike trail. Now, every year, thousands of cyclists of all ages don their helmets and hop on the Rail Trail. It begins in Dennis: access on Rt 134 -- look for signs across from the Mid Cape Home Center. It roams through forests, fields, marshes and cranberry bogs all the way to Wellfleet. It's a nice, safe place to ride ... but remind your kids to stay on the right! Harwich: access on Rt 124, near the parking area adjacent to Rte 6, or off Great Western Road. Brewster: access and parking on Underpass Road at the Rail Trail Bike Shop, or at Nickerson State Park on Rt 6A. Orleans: access on Main St. beside the Mid-Cape Home Center store or on Rock Harbor Rd. Eastham: access and parking at the Salt Pond Visitor Center, Wellfleet access behind the South Orleans General Store, free parking available. The terrain is flat and straight, good for walking, biking and horseback riding. 

Johnny Kelley Recreation Area, Corner of Bob Crowell Road & Old Bass River Road, South Dennis: basketball and tennis courts, ball field, two playgrounds (small & large), handball court pavilion, public bathrooms, and Braille trail for the sight impaired.

 

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