Cape Cod Rail Trail

This is one of my favorite spots to come run in the morning, and I want to share it with all of my followers!


Where: Nickerson State Park; 3488 Main St., Brewster, MA 02631

Ride, walk or run through 6 Cape Cod towns as you follow the Cape Cod Rail Trail. There’s plenty to see along the 22-mile trail and state and national parks to visit as you please.

Click for a trail map–> HERE

You can contact them for more information at or at (508) 896-3491

Facilities at Cape Cod Rail Trail

  • Bike rentals
  • Restrooms
  • Scenic viewing area

Services at Cape Cod Rail Trail

  • Biking
  • Cross-country skiing
  • Hiking & walking
  • Horseback riding
  • Inline skating
  • Rollerblading
  • Running

Parking at Cape Cod Rail Trail

Parking at Nickerson State Park charged Memorial Day through October 31

  • MA resident $5
  • Non-MA resident  $10

Free parking for trail users is available at:

  • Trailhead at Route 134 in South Dennis
  • Headwaters Drive in Harwich
  • Route 137 in Brewster
  • Orleans Center
  • Cape Cod National Seashore at the Salt Pond Visitors Center in Eastham (1/2 mile from the Locust Road intersection with the trail)
  • National Seashore at Marconi Area
  • Trailhead at LeCount Hollow Road in South Wellfleet

Trail etiquette

  • Be courteous of other path users.
  • Keep right unless passing.
  • Stop at all stop signs.
  • The trail is open dawn to dusk. If you have appropriate lights, ride at your own risk.
  • Give a clear and audible signal before passing and pass only when it’s safe to.
  • Travel at a reasonable speed.
  • Wear protective headgear. This is required by law for children 16 years and younger but recommended for all.
  • Respect private property next to the trail.
  • Carry in, carry out all trash and belongings.

If you have any questions or concerns please feel free to contact me John Connolly, at 781-985-9064 or at

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