The Cape Cod Rail Trail is a 22-mile bike path built over abandoned railroad lines, and runs through Brewster near Ocean’s Edge. It extends to the Cape Cod National Seashore and beyond, passing through quaint villages, salt marshes, woods, and past beaches. Flat, easy terrain, and good access to ice cream shops (the important stuff is covered).
Bike rentals are available at Ocean’s Edge by the half day ($22) or day ($35).
Several bike rental shops close to the resort are likely to have reduced rental fees:
Brewster Bike www.brewsterbike.com
442 Underpass Rd
Rail Trail Bike and Kayak Shop www.railtrailbikeshop.com
302 Underpass Rd
Barbara’s Bike & Sport Equipment www.barbsbikeshop.com
3430 Main St
For those not biking, the Cape Cod National Seashore is 12 miles away by bike from Ocean’s Edge (slightly farther by car) and is WELL worth a visit. Vast beaches, woodland trails, and boardwalks, salt marshes, kettlehole ponds, lighthouses, history galore and a visitor’s center with spectacular views, a museum and a gift shop. Free except a beach entry fee of $15/car or $3/bike. http://www.nps.gov/caco/index.htm
Hyannis Kennedy Legacy Trail Self-Guided Tour
http://kennedylegacytrail.com/ The Kennedy Legacy Trail is a self-guided walking tour of sites in downtown Hyannis, Cape Cod that are significant to the Kennedy family. At each of the 10 sites, an informational sign, and links to video and audio information, uncovers stories & history about the Kennedys on Cape Cod.
The entire walking trail is 1.6 miles long and may be visited in any order. Brochures with a map of the sites can be downloaded here and are also available at the JFK Hyannis Museum at 397 Main Street, Hyannis, MA
You can also venture on to visit the John F. Kennedy Hyannis Museum http://jfkhyannismuseum.org/ Museum admission: Adults 18 and over: $10, Children 8-17: $5, Children under 8: $FREE
And finally, consider a One-Hour Hyannis Harbor Cruise to learn about the history of Hyannis and local area landmarks on your way to view the historic Kennedy Compound in Hyannisport and additional points of interest- Great Island, the Kennedy Memorial, Egg Island, St. Andrews-by-the-Sea, Squaw Island and Point Gammon Light. https://www.hylinecruises.com/hyannisport-harbor-cruises/ Harbor cruise $16 adults $8 children
… there’s always swimming… at the pool or on the private beach.
.. how about antiques-shopping and sight-seeing?
A do-it-yourself afternoon of shopping, antiquing and sight-seeing is easy to manage… Head down Rt 6A to Dennis. Once in Dennis visit Scargo Tower (30 ft tall), the highest point of land on Cape Cod, pose for a photo op and if you’re so inclined, the spiral cool fieldstone staircase is an easy climb to the top for sweeping views of Cape Cod and out to Provincetown. At the Antiques Center of Cape Cod, visit several floors of consigned antiques from local dealers and residents. Dennis offers many other small shops to explore. Grab lunch at Captain Frosty’s Fish and Chips Seafood Restaurant, which offers light seafood entrees from local fishermen, freshly caught!
Golfing: tee times can be arranged ahead of time directly with the resort.
Beachcombing on the private beach is fun and Anne can show you how to make jewelry out of seaglass!
There’s our scavenger hunt on Tuesday morning…
…and don’t forget our beach bonfire and marshmallow roasting on Thursday night!