Herring Cove Beach,
paid parking. Find the
free lot at the Beech
Forest Trail for bike
access to Provincelands
Windmill, Orleans, small
Eastham Windmill on-
street parking beside
Many good walking
trails start at the Salt
Pond Visitors Center
on Route 6 not too far
from the Eastham
Windmill. Free Parking
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 free parking at the Salt
Pond Visitors Center
Bike rental are available
just across the street from
the Salt Pond visitors
Center where parking is
Sunset at Rock Harbor in Orleans, one of the stops
on the bike trail called the Rail Trail. Small free
parking lot and beach
Pick out your own lobster at
the Shanty on the Rail Trail
just across from the Salt Pond
Fort Hill Bay Views.
Drive to the lot
overlooking the marshes
and walking trails
Free Parking at Cape Cod Bike and Walking Trails
Cape Cod Nature Trails For
Hiking and Biking
Wheel Chair and baby
Mid and Lower
Cape Cod walking
offer free parking
for a walk or bike
ride on paved trails
to the beaches of
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 Free Parking at the Salt Pond Visitors Center
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. Paid
parking at Herring Cove Beach
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. Free parking at Salt Pond Visitors Center,
walk or bike ride 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
- Salt Pond Visitors Center, Eastham: (Free Parking )
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. 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.
(Check at the Salt Pond Visitors Center if the bridge is open to walking as it is occasionally damaged by winter
Another reasonably flat paved trail that will make the dunes and nature trail accessible to bikes, 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. Find the free lot at the Beech Forest Trail. The bike trail connects
Starting in Dennis and running all the way to the Salt Pond Visitors Center in Eastham and beyond to
- Free Parking On the Cape Cod Rail Trail
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 LeCount Hollow.
The view from Coast Guard Beach of the marsh and
dune area where Henry Beston wrote The Outermost
House. Reach Coast guard beach by walking and bike
trail from Salt Pond Visitors Center. Park at Center free
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.
Free parking at the Cape Cod Canal Bike and Walking Trails.
Free parking on both sides of the Cape Cod Canal near the base of the railroad bridge.
Large rig, RV parking on the north side, mainland side, at the bridge.
Free parking beneath the Sagamore Bridge on the mainland side of the Cape Cod canal.
- Beneath the Sagamore Bridge
Find a small lot on the east side of the bridge.
Find free parking beneath the Bourne Bridge on the Cape Cod side of the canal.
- Beneath the Bourne Bridge
Find free RV parking on the east end of the canal on the Cape Cod side. Joe's Lobster.
- Free Large Rig Parking at the Cape Cod Canal Museum
Free parking (not large RV) at the lot near the power plant,East end of the canal, Cape
Cod Side. (Sandwich)
Nearby, Large rig parking at Joe's Lobster, near the Cape Cod Canal Museum
Find a large free lot at Herring River near the small Cape Cod Canal Museum on the
mainland side of the Cape Cod Canal about half way between the two bridges on Route 6
Free parking at Cape Cod bike and walking trails and free
parking at the Cape Cod Rail Trails and nature trails
makes the Cape Cod bike trails attractive for a family
vacation or day trip
Free Parking for Cape Cod bike and walking trails includes the large lot at the Salt
- Free Parking, Salt Pond Visitors Center Eastham
Pond Visitors Center. From there you can reach the Eastham Windmill by bike or a
walk on flat and for the most part, off-road trail. Bike across the main road, Route 6,
towards the Lobster Shanty. Turn right just after the Little Capistrano Bike Shop. Follow
Old Slate road to Locust Road and soon you will come to the Rail Trail where it crosses
Take a left onto the rail trail and follow it for a quarter mile to Samoset Road. Take a left
and bike a short way to the Eastham Windmill. Round trip in all about 3 miles.
Cape Cod Rail Trail Free Parking
• Free lot at the trailhead on Route 134 in South Dennis
• Headwaters Drive in Harwich
• Nickerson State Park in Brewster, to the right of the entrance gate
• Route 137 in Brewster
• Rock Harbor parking lot, Orleans
• Parking in Orleans Center
• Salt Pond Visitors Center, Cape Cod National Seashore in Eastham.
Nature trails, bike trails, museum
• National Seashore, free parking at the Marconi Area
• The Rail Trail trailhead at LeCount Hollow Road in South Wellfleet.
Find free parking at the Rock Harbor
Beach and dock area on the Cape Cod
Rail Trail, Orleans, Cape Cod