Everyone Should Try This Waterfront Trail In Massachusetts Before Summer’s Over

Twisting almost 11 miles past forests, saltwater marshes and glittering waves, the Shining Sea Bikeway is one of the most beautiful bike paths in New England. Read on to learn more about this secret slice of natural beauty. You can find the trail’s exact location here.

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Plenty of parking is available at the southern end of the bikeway. Parking in Falmouth is available on Oyster Pond Road and Elm Road. In Woods Hole, parking can be found on Fay road in addition to street spaces. Again, the bikeway begins here.

For more amazing waterfront trails in Massachusetts, check out our list of the best coastal paths in the state.