Wellfleet Trail Terminus to Orleans Depot Square
Ride the Cape Cod Rail Trail to Depot square. The terrain is flat; the distance 18 Miles
Directions to the start of trip: The trip begins at the northern terminus of the Cape Cod Rail Trail, in the parking lot just off Le Count Hollow Road. Le Count Hollow Road is just north of milepost 99 on Route 6 in Wellfleet. Turn onto Le Count Hollow Road, drive .1 miles, turn right into Rail Trail parking lot.
Begin at the northern terminus of the Cape Cod Rail Trail and ride South. After .8 miles pass the road to the Marconi Station, an interesting side trip of 2¼ miles round trip. See view from Marconi Observation Tower on right. (Trip from northern terminus to Marconi station and back ~ 4 miles – slight hill.) Continuing on the rail trail, cross Nauset Road after 3.5 miles. Here is a possible side trip to Nauset Light of about 3.5 miles round trip. (Ride from northern terminus to Nauset Light and back ~ 14 miles – flat.)
Pass under Route 6 in tunnel at about 5 miles. Facilities provided by Arnold’s Restaurant alongside the Rail Trail.
Pass Long Pond and then cross Samoset Road after 6 miles. Cross over Route 6 on bike bridge at about 8 miles. Arrive at Orleans Depot at 9 miles. Retrace route on return.
Ice Cream opportunites: At the Northern Terminus (Mike’s Ice Cream), Sub and Cone after the Marconi cutoff, Arnolds, Hot Chocolate Sparro