Johnathan Young Windmill, Orleans
On street parking beside the Eastham Windmill offers access to the grassy park.
Many good walking trails are near the Salt Pond Visitors Center on Route 6 not too far from the Eastham Windmill.
The Doane Trail offers
wheelchair access off the Doane and Nauset Roads near the Salt Pond Visitors Center.
The Eastham windmill, built in 1680 by Thomas Paine is the oldest on the Cape and is not far from the rail trail in Eastham, within a two mile walk or bike ride from the Salt Pond Visitors Center.
Park beside the mill and tour the grounds
Bike rental are available just across the street from the Salt Pond visitors Center
Sunset at Rock Harbor in Orleans, one of the stops on the bike trail called the Rail Trail
Parking and access at Rock Harbor for the beach and to watch the fishing fleet unload the catch.
Pick out your own lobster at the Shanty on the Rail Trail just across from the Salt Pond Visitors Center
Walking trails skirt the bay at Coast Guard Beach The paved parking lot leads to overlooks
Fort Hill Bay Views. Drive to the lot overlooking the marshes and walking trails.
The trails are not accessible here but nearby find the
Swamp Trail boardwalk.
Cape Cod Biking, Cape Cod Rail Trails
Cape Cod Wheelchair Accessible Trails, Bike Trails, Nature Trails
Cape Cod Nature Trails For Hiking and Biking, Wheel Chair and Baby Carriage Access
Mid and Lower Cape Cod Walking Trails and wheelchair and baby carriage accessible trails paved trails,and boardwalks on Cape Cod
Walking Cape Cod's Dunes and Marshes
The Nauset trail, a three mile round trip walking or bike trail leads from the Salt Pond Visitors Center to Coast Guard Beach.
Flat paved trail make the dunes and nature trail accessible to baby carriages and wheelchairs even at the lower tip of Cape Cod where the high dunes to the east of Provincetown at Herring Cove Beach make a stark land of sand and scrub pine with not a house in sight.
The Nauset Trail, a three mile round trip wheelchair and carriage accessible walking or bike trail leads from the Salt Pond Visitors Center to Coast Guard Beach
The Nauset Dunes Trail is one of the best for wheelchair or baby carriage use because it is not too long at a mile and half and it has some diverse scenery from pine woods to marsh as shown above where the trail crosses a marsh on a bridge. The bridge is occasionally under repair due to storms.
At the end of the bridge there is an incline at the Coast Guard Beach end but once you reach the Coast Guard Beach parking lot, the views of the dunes and marshes make it worth the climb. Free parking at the Salt Pond Visitors Center on Route 6 not far from the Eastham Windmill
Provincelands Dunes Trail Another reasonably flat paved trail that will make the dunes and nature trail accessible to baby carriages and wheelchairs is at the lower tip of Cape Cod where the high dunes to the east of Provincetown at Herring Cove Beach offer a stark land of sand and scrub pine with not a house in sight. Paid Parking at Herring Cove Beach
Cape cod Rail Trail starting in Dennis and running all the way to the Salt Pond Visitors Center in Eastham and beyond to LeCount Hollow, this trail is flat and paved and for the most part except in small sections In Orleans, off-road. Free parking is available at several sections along the way including at Nickerson State Park at the entrance to the park, at Orleans, at the Salt Pond Visitors Center, and at small lots along the way. Wheel chair and carriage access on the flat paved trail. Accessible Trail
The view from Coast Guard Beach of the marsh and dune area where Henry Beston wrote The Outermost House
Parking just behind the bench area. Great views of the marshes.
Paid parking in season.
Getting to Cape Cod: Boston is the nearest large city to Cape Cod.
Air service reaches Boston from other major hubs and cities. Rental cars are available at the airport. From Boston take Route 93 to Route 3 and after 60 miles, cross the Cape Cod Canal. Continue on Route 6 for all locations on Cape Cod or go to Route 6A for the slower scenic route through the villages. Routes 6 and 6A join in Orleans and go to the tip of Cape Cod.
Several small commuter airlines serve Hyannis Airport and Provincetown Airport on Cape Cod from Boston, Providence, and New Bedford. Cape Air, US Airways Express, and Linear Air (Hanscom Field Bedford Ma)
Bus service is available from Boston and from Logan Airport. Plymouth and Brockton, Logan Direct serves Hyannis
Bonanza Bus Lines serves Bourne, Falmouth, and the Wood's Hole ferry from Logan Airport
Passenger Boats leave daily from Boston to the tip of Cape Cod (May -September) at Provincetown. Bicycles can go aboard.
A fast cat boat and a slower conventional passenger boat make trips from Boston. Bicycles permitted
A passenger boat makes a daily run from Plymouth, MA to Provincetown. Accessible
Fifteen large towns and many small villages make up Cape Cod.
Upper Cape: Along the Cape Cod Canal, the towns of Bourne and Sandwich define the northern limit of the upper Cape
Mid Cape includes Barnstable, Yarmouth and Dennis. The mid Cap is where you will find Hyannis Airport
Lower Cape includes Brewster, Harwich , and Chatham.
Outer Cape starts in Orleans and includes Eastham, Wellfleet, Truro, and Provincetown.
Find Cape Cod wheelchair accessible walking trails on Mid and Lower Cape Cod.
Flat, walking trails and wheelchair and baby carriage accessible trails are available on Cape Cod
Cape Cod Walking Trails
Skaket beach offers parking at the beach and great sunsets.
Paid parking in season
Trail from Salt Pond Visitors Center
Cape Cod wheelchair accessible beach at Rock Harbor Orleans