North Truro to Highland Light
Directions to the Start:
From Wellfleet, take Route 6 to Truro and take the Highland Light exit at mile marker 109.8. Go left (west) at bottom of exit and travel 0.6 miles (past Dutra’s Market) to the end of Pond Road and the parking lot.
From North Truro take Route 6, turn left on 6A then left onto Pond Road at the intersection just before Dutra’s Market.
From the parking log bike northwest, up Twine Field Road, a short steep hill, into development. After ¼ mile the road forks right. Continue for a total of about ½ mile, ten turn right onto to Bay Village Road for 0.1 miles to Route 6A. Go left (north) 0.1 miles to Windigo Lane. Go left 0.2 miles to Knowles Way (Cobb).
Go left 100 yards to Pilgrim Path/Knowles Heights Roads. Follow this roadway 0.5 miles to Old King’s Highway (Route 6A). Go left on 6A (north) a little over 0.8 miles to connector to route 6. It is just before the small cottages along the bay.
Cross route 6 and go left (north) 100 yards to High Head road. Follow High Head road to bottom of steep hill then left until it comes to Head of Meadow Bike Trail parking lot and path. Bike the path to Head of Meadow Beach, about 2.0 miles.
Go right up the paved road (Head of the Meadow Road) then turn left (south) just past fork to go down Old Kings Highway (the 2nd dirt road on left angled off road) until you get to a paved Coast Guard Road in 0.5 miles. There is some bike walking here.
Take Coast Guard Road ½ mile, passing Highland Road on right to Highland Light Road on left. Take Highland Light Road for ¼ mile to the Highland Lighthouse.
Leave time to explore both the lighthouse, go to the ocean overlook and visit the Truro Historical Society Museum, located in one of North Truro's best known landmarks, the old Highland House, a resort hotel built on the Highlands in 1907.
Returning, travel down Highland Light Road, and turn left onto Coast Guard Road. Travel ½ mile to the old DEWLINE Road. Turn left and go ½ mile to the new Highland Center. Here you can explore the new performing arts center in Truro.
Return down DEWLINE road to Coast Guard Road, turn right and backtrack .1 miles to S Hollow Road. Turn left and go ¾ mile to Old King’s Highway. Turn right and go ½ mile to Pond Road. Turn left and return to your car.