Top Tourist Attractions in New England and Cape Cod

There is perhaps no place to better to take a casual stroll or a long bike ride than on Cape Cod Massachusetts. This is true because of the amazing weather and unparalleled beauty that lies all around, but it is especially true because of the abundance of great trails that crisscross the cape. One of the best of those trails is the Shining Sea Bikeway on Cape Cod. Here is what you can expect from one of Cape Cod’s favorite trails, as well as one of the top Tourist Attractions in New England and Cape Cod.

The Trail

You can find the Shining Sea Bikeway on Cape Cod in the southwestern most tip of the Cape near where it connects to the rest of Massachusetts. It is a wonderfully paved trail that runs for ten miles along the coast of the Cape. It connects the town of Woods Hole all the way up to North Falmouth. It is a rail trail as it runs next to a former railroad, so there is plenty of historical value along the trail to go with amazing scenic value that you can enjoy the whole way through. Whether you are going for a casual walk or you are getting in shape on your bicycle, you cannot go wrong with a jaunt along the Shining Sea Bikeway.

Things Around the Trail

Along the entire trail, there is ample opportunity to take a break and enjoy the amazing beauty that is prevalent throughout the entire cape. Beautiful beaches and lovely tracts of wilderness are available for your relaxation right off of the trail. But you can also enjoy the laid-back excitement of the towns that fall on the path of the Shining Sea Bikeway. This includes Woods Hole and the countless subsections of Falmouth. Throughout the locations you can find great opportunities to grab a drink or a meal.

Cape Cod is the perfect place for nature enthusiasts who love a good stroll through some natural beauty. The Shining Sea Bikeway is a great facilitator of this hobby, and perhaps the best part—its free!

The Homes

Renting a New England Vacation Rentals Cape Cod vacation home can be the best part of your entire trip. Featuring homes that are charming and intimate, grand and impressive, and still others that are somewhere in between, the common trait they all share is luxurious comfort. Wood floors, stone fireplaces, high end appliances, and beds with crisp, high thread count linens that feel soft against your skin are the norm here; there’s never a sour note when you rent a New England Vacation Rentals vacation home away from home!

Do More than Bike and Hike

bikeway-minThe list of adventures you can have in the area is endless and exciting. Visit the Nobska Lighthouse for a true Cape Cod tourist experience, or take your children to the Woods Hole Science Aquarium and learn all about the sea creatures that make their home in the waters of the Cape. Falmouth Museums on the Greens features lush gardens, 18th century architecture and an artistic glimpse into the lives of the hardy New Englanders of the past. Shopping on Main Street, lobster rolls at Quahog Republic, and cupcakes at Cupcake Charlies are just some of the other great spots to check out; the areas around the Shining Sea Bikeway are filled with fun vacation activities! Oh, and if you’re seeking a caffeine recharge, Coffee Obsession will beat out that “other place” every day of the week!

Healthy Fun

Exciting adventures can be yours when you vacation in any of our New England Vacation Rentals luxury homes along the Shining Sea Bikeway—book yours today! Revel in the peace and tranquility of your New England Vacation Rental at the end of the day; you may want to choose one with a hot tub after this ride!

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By Kevin Rutherford, CC BY-SA 4.0,

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