Find the perfect Woods Hole bike path for a day outdoors with your friends and family! Imagine riding your bike, salty Cape Cod sea breeze in your hair, warm sun on your skin, and gorgeous, panoramic views of the ocean ahead! One of our favorite activities to do in Woods Hole is riding our complimentary bikes along the Shining Sea Bikeway!
Before you put the wheels in motion full speed ahead, don’t forget to take a look at our free Vacation Guide to Cape Cod. Our local’s guide is the best way to cut time and stress when planning your vacation. We’ve included all of our favorite restaurants, outdoor activities, shopping, and attractions to help you craft together the perfect Falmouth itinerary.
Shining Sea Bikeway is the Woods Hole Bike Path You Need to Explore
From Sea to Shining Sea
Do you recognize the famous line, “from sea to shining sea?” That’s right – Shining Sea Bikeway was named after the lyrics in the song, America the Beautiful! Fun fact – the writer of the iconic song, Katharine Lee Bates, was from Falmouth, MA!
The bike path follows along the route that was once a railroad that went from Buzzards Bay, through Falmouth, and to the Falmouth Station. Now, the path runs for more than 10 miles, leading to the Steamship Authority, just down the street from Treehouse Lodge!
Sights to See
You’ll see so many gorgeous views as you zoom through the winding path. Explore along the Vineyard Sound Shoreline, marshlands, rivers, and even cranberry bogs! The trail is level and maintained, so you shouldn’t have much resistance, making it a breeze!
One of the best places to take a little break, admire the ocean, or enjoy a picnic is just over eight miles into the trail. Surf Drive Beach is a beautiful spot and is accessible for swimming if you’d like to cool off and take a dip in the ocean!
If you’d like to know of a secret spot nthat ot many people know about, take a detour to Chappy Beach. It’s a beautiful beach where you might see kite surfers in the waves. Or, stop and grab a coffee at the West Falmouth Market!
Where to Get a Free Bike For Your Adventures
Book your stay at Treehouse Lodge, and you’ll have access to free rental bikes to take on the bikeway! One of the best ways to explore the gorgeous path is with your girls, so we’re offering a Girls Just Wanna Have Fun Package!
This package has all the add-ons and plenty of fun in the sun. Your girls getaway starts with a drink on us at the waterfront Landfall restaurant. After the sun sets, catch up with your girls around our fireball for a night of storytelling and s’mores! Spend the rest of your trip relaxing when you allow us to take you to the beach on our free Beach Buggy ride. Then top your girls’ getaway off with a massage at the Belleza Day Spa! If this sounds like your dream vacation, hurry, and book your getaway today!