Biking in Cape Cod

Biking Cape Cod

If you have a bike or rent one on the Cape, there are many great places to explore! Check out some of our favorites below:

Province Lands Bike Trail –  www.nps.gov/caco/planyourvisit/province-lands-bike-trail.htm
This 5.5 mile trail loops around the Province Lands, passing through pine forests, sandy dunes, and low-lying cranberry bogs. There are connections to both Herring Cove and Race Point beaches, as well as Bennett Pond.

Head of the Meadow Bike Trail – www.nps.gov/caco/planyourvisit/hombiketrail.htm
This 2 mile bike trail connects the dirt parking lot at High Head Road to Head of the Meadow Beach.

Nauset Bike Trail – www.nps.gov/caco/planyourvisit/nauset-bike-trail.htm
This 1.6 mile paved bike path connects the Salt Pond Visitor Center, Doane Picnic Area, and Coast Guard Beach.

Cape Cod Rail Trail – www.mass.gov/locations/cape-cod-rail-trail
Enjoy scenic views along the 22 mile paved trail with bikes, roller blades, and more.

Pilgrim Monument Lighting

Pilgrim Monument Lighting

As is tradition each year, we recently experienced the annual lighting of the Pilgrim Monument in Provincetown. This year was extra special, however, as it celebrated the 400 year anniversary of the Pilgrim’s landing in Ptown. As their website states: “We illuminate the monument for everyone who needs a little light and love. As a beacon of tolerance and hope for over 100 years, we honor those throughout our world who do not enjoy the acceptance and peace we are thankful for.”

Hiking and Walking Trails in Cape Cod

Hiking and Walking Trails in Cape Cod

There are so many wonderful places to go on a scenic outdoor hike on Cape Cod. Check out some of our favorites below – only a short distance from Provincetown and Truro.

National Park Service Trails – www.nps.gov/caco/planyourvisit/guide-to-trails.htm
In addition to miles of beaches that provide a wonderful walking environment, there are twelve walking trails at the seashore that are open year round.

Long Point Lighthouse Trail – www.alltrails.com/trail/us/massachusetts/long-point-lighthouse-trail
Long Point Lighthouse Trail is a 6.4 mile loop trail located near Ptown that offers the chance to see wildlife and is rated as moderate.

Wellfleet Bay Wildlife Sanctuary – www.massaudubon.org/get-outdoors/wildlife-sanctuaries/wellfleet-bay/about/trails
Wellfleet Bay provides peace and unmatched beauty on the hillsides and shoreline overlooking Wellfleet Harbor. Extensive trails bring you to a panoramic salt marsh, sandy barrier beach, and pine woodlands, each attracting a wide array of wildlife.

Cape Cod Rail Trail – www.mass.gov/locations/cape-cod-rail-trail
Enjoy scenic views along the 22 mile paved trail with bikes, roller blades, and more.

Highland Lighthouse/Cape Cod Lighthouse

The Highland Lighthouse (also known as Cape Cod Lighthouse) is one of the most famous on Cape Cod – and even included in Cape Cod by Henry David Thoreau in 1865:

“THIS LIGHT-HOUSE, known to mariners as the Cape Cod or Highland Light,
is one of our “primary sea-coast lights,” and is usually the first seen by
those approaching the entrance of Massachusetts Bay from Europe.”

What are some of your favorite lighthouses on Cape Cod?

highland lighthouse cape cod

Race Point Beach in Provincetown Ranks in Top 25!

Race Point Beach Ptown

In a recent article published by Tripadvisor, our very own Race Point Beach was ranked in the Top 25 beaches in the United States for 2020! We love spending time on the warm sand, exploring nearby bike trails, and just enjoying the Cape Cod ocean at Race Point. We couldn’t agree more with this special location making the list!

Provincetown East End Art Galleries

There are so many amazing art galleries in Provincetown – especially on the East End (easily walkable from our properties!). During the summer, they open for a stroll on Fridays which is a great time to check out new works, have a glass of wine, and meet new friends. Here are a couple of our favorites, what are yours?!

Atlantic House Provincetown

The Atlantic House in Provincetown is one of the most historic buildings in town. It has been in continual operation for over two centuries and is a contender for the oldest gay bar in the world! Known by locals as simply “A-house,” it is a great stop for a drink and to see the Provincetown world pass you by.