It follows a former railroad right-of-way for 22 miles through the towns of Dennis, Harwich, Brewster, Orleans, Eastham and Wellfleet. Its paved surface, few hills, and well-marked automobile crossings make it ideal for cyclists. The trail has a wide unpaved shoulder on one side to accommodate horseback riding, walkers, and runners (only ¾ mile from Shady Knoll).
The actual site of the first encounter between the Pilgrims and Native Americans when the Pilgrims were at the end of their voyage. They landed in Eastham after leaving Provincetown and before Plymouth. The beach is beautiful and calm with warm gentle water and a small patch of grass. Like all bay beaches, this is ideal for young children.