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The East Coast has been having bizarrely random weather lately. So yesterday, when the SigO and I saw that skies were blue and sunny, we loaded up our bicycles and headed for the Shining Sea Bikeway in Falmouth, Massachusetts.
The trail is 10.7 miles start to finish. We parked about three miles away from Woods Hole and headed up the Northern part of the trail first.
One of my favorite things about this trail is that there are so many beautiful photo spots. At one point we stopped and viewed swans building a nest. On the way back, we had the joy of seeing the one of the swans gracefully immersed in full nesting mode on its creation.
On the opposite side from the swans was yet another breathtaking view.
Heading towards the Woods Hole portion of the trail, we paused for a gorgeously windy ocean scene.
Then we continued on to grab a quick snack at one of our favorite spots in Woods Hole, Massachusetts - Pie in the Sky!
I totally recommend their vegan peanut butter chocolate chip cookie. I should have taken a picture as proof its deliciousness, but forgot until there was nothing left but crumbs. (Oops.)
Finally, we headed back from Woods Hole to where we parked the car in Falmouth. Taking our time, we completed the 21.4 mile roundtrip at a leisurely pace while enjoying numerous fun stops along the way.
All in all, I highly recommend this biking trail. It is perfect for beginners, families, walkers, rollerbladers, and puppies! Although I've seen some bikers who seem to be in full out "training" mode (i.e. whizzing along fast with all the professional looking gear), most people are great about passing on the left, and slowing down when necessary.
Although my favorite season to bike this trail is in the summer, I have found that other seasons also provide points of interest. In the Fall, be certain to walk the northern part of the trail which passes along cranberry bogs bursting with color. On the southern part of the trail, there is a connection to the Salt Ponds Area Reservation with additional walking trails. In the late Spring, the houses along the trail come alive with beautiful gardens.
No matter when you visit, the Shining Sea Bikeway in Falmouth provides a scenic spot for outdoor activities. Of course, you could just bike to your favorite portion of the trail, and "veg out" for a bit too! #nojudgement
May the sun always be shining so you can enjoy this lovely path...with smiles...
Samantha Eve, a