Hiking and Biking

Cape Cod Bike Trail
Follow the route of the old main Cape Cod railroad behind the main streets and back roads of 5 Cape towns. The 20-mile trail begins on Route 134 in Dennis, winds through Harwich and Brewster (with a side trip to Nickerson State Park), continues through the seaside village of Orleans and offers a satisfying finish in Eastham. From there, the Cape Cod National Seashore trails are a definite “must.” Along the way, you will experience the true beauty and glory of Cape Cod…beaches, bogs, kettle ponds, forests, ocean vistas and peaks of the people and places you’ll want to visit again and again. A variety of parking areas afford parking at different starting points so you can tailor the length of your tour

Nickerson State Park
Route 6A, Brewster, MA
508-896-3491
Open to the public-free of charge for daytime use, 1900 acres, five ponds open for fishing-ages 14+ must have a license to fish. The Cape Cod Rail-trail bike path cuts through the park. Great place for picnicking. Rent pedal boats, kayaks, aqua bikes, sea cycles, sailboats and sailboards.

Indian Lands Conservation Area
S. Yarmouth, MA
Wooded walk following the banks of the upper Bass River. Round-trip: 2 miles. Access from the northern end of Town Hall parking lot, Main St.

Crowes Pasture
East Dennis, MA
An old country road leads out to the pasture fronting the bay where you can see a variety of birds and possibly seals. Access off South Street and the end of Quivet Cemetery.

Fresh Pond Conservation Area
Route 134 South Dennis
87 acres with four trails of various lengths and a spectacular pond.