Family Activities:

Cape Cod Rail Trail


The Cape Cod Rail Trail is one of the most popular and ideal for families. This paved bikeway runs a fairly flat 22 miles from South Dennis to Wellfleet, and offers a variety of scenery. Bike rentals are available in towns all over the Cape. Be sure to pick up a complimentary “Cape Cod Bike Trails” map at your hotel or the shop. This map details ice cream, snacks, lunch stops and bike shops along the trail. The Little Capistrano Bike Shop is located right near the Salt Pond Visitor’s Center providing easy access to both the Cape Cod Rail Trail and the Cape Cod National Seashore Bike trail. In addition to your standard bikes, families will find new-looking joggers, baby seats, bikes with training wheels as well as trail-a-bikes. Rental rates vary by shop and length of time (from two hours to a week). Little Capistrano is open from early spring through mid-November and the remainder of the year by appointment only.