Tuesday, September 28, 2010


I have been spending the past 4 months at our home on Cape Cod, and have thoroughly enjoyed everything that the Cape and New England has to offer. I grew up in Massachusetts, but moved away about 25 years ago, but have continued to return to the Cape each year for a few weeks.  Having the opportunity to spend 4 months here has given me such a great appreciation for the Cape with all its charm, quaint villages, harbors, country roads, and the beautiful seashore...............

This summer, I discovered the Shining Sea Bikeway in Falmouth.  This is definitely on my top list of Things to Do on the Cape.   The bikeway was named after the line in the song America The Beautiful, written by Katherine Lee Bates, a Falmouth native.  Like many bike paths, this was part of an original railroad track beginning in Falmouth and ending in Woods Hole.   This beautiful bikeway weaves through natural marsh, cranberry bogs, ponds, woodlands, sandy shores and ends in the quaint historic seaside village of  Woods Hole. The Steamship Authority is located here as well as several research institutions.

The bike path is 10.6 miles each way and is easy riding as it is flat.  There is a bike rental shop at the beginning of the path as well as a wonderful little market for a drink, snack or sandwich.  I'm sure you will enjoy the ride and make many returns.

1 comment:

  1. this sounds like so much fun! what a great way to spend the day!