Weekend Getaways

Dreaming of a quick getaway? Pack your bag for the weekend and check out our guide to the best coastal towns for eating well, having fun in the sun, or doing absolutely nothing at all.

Biking Cape Cod

The best biking routes on Cape Cod lead to charming inns, sweet treats, and seaside views. Follow editor Steele Marcoux along a leisurely two-wheel tour.

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Day Three Details
Photo by: Reena Bammi

Day Three Details

ROUTE: About 15 miles. Take Commercial Street to Main Street and go right, towards Route 6. Cross Route 6 (on foot) to Cahoon Hollow Road. Take a right on Ocean View and another right on LeCount Hollow. Turn left onto the Cape Cod Rail Trail; follow it for 9 miles to the Orleans town center.
RENT: Idle Times Bike Shop, Inc.
REST: The Orleans Inn is a lovely Victorian house overlooking Town Cove. Built in 1875 as a sea captain’s mansion, the now-converted inn boasts 11 unique guest rooms, each with big water views, a restaurant, and an occasionally raucous tavern.
REFUEL: Power up with some protein from a specialty omelet at The Bookstore & Restaurant; nosh on subs at Bob’s Sub & Cone (508/349-6181); cool off with ice cream at Emack & Bolio’s when you pull into Orleans; and, because any trip to New England would be incomplete without a visit to a red barn, treat yourself to tasty pizza at The Red Barn in North Eastham.

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