Cape Cod is no doubt a great destination for vacationers, and a lovely place for residents too! It serves everything you require to have a great time, from lighthouses to seafood and awesome beaches. Above that, it has some of the best hiking trails in Massachusetts.
There are all kinds of trails to suit every type of hiker. Whether you love a tough terrain in the woods or a gentle trail, you will find one. Similarly, there are trails designed for long hikes and others for short stints.
With a landmass of 338.998 sq. mile, you can bet that Cape Cod has a lot to offer.
Cape Cod Rail Trail- Great for Biking and Walking
It is 22 miles of paved trail for you to enjoy. This trail connects up to six towns – Dennis, Brewster, Eastham, Harwich, Wellfleet, Eastham, and Orleans. This makes it an ideal trail for long hikes, even better when you go as a group. There are also plans to extend its length by a further 3.7 miles.
It has been around for close to 50 years now, making it one of the oldest tracks in the area. It has undergone several facelifts during this time and is now among the most comfortable trails you can visit. Parking spots are not a problem along the way. This means you can shorten or lengthen your hike as much as you wish.
The trail is also used for other forms of outdoor recreation, including horse riding, biking, skiing, and rollerblading. None of these activities are likely to cause you any discomfort as you go about though. Most hikers on this trail tend to start out from St. Dennis and go through its entire length. You may, however, start at any point depending on how far you want to go. There are many crossings along the way, so you should look out for other users. You do not have to pack heavy as there are numerous stopovers where you can restock.
Find links below to trail maps throughout Cape Cod.