The Province Lands Trail
If you’d like to see the Outer Cape at its best, then see it by bicycle from the Province Lands trail. You’ll get breathtaking views of the coast and ocean as well as intimate glimpses of marshes and cranberry bogs; and along the way you’ll acquire a deeper appreciation for the natural wonder of land’s end. Depending on when you’re here, you may even see whales, seals, and—occasionally—dolphins off the shoreline. The path takes you directly to either Race Point Beach or Herring Cove Beach, so you might want to bring a swimsuit!
The trail is paved but there are some challenging hills and twists to keep you on your toes. If you’re driving, start at the Visitor’s Center (maps are available at the trailhead at the top of the hill behind the observatory), or you can start directly from Ptown Bikes on Bradford Street.
Ample parking is available at the Visitor Center year-round. There are approximately 100 spaces in the front lot facing the observation deck and main building. Cyclists are encouraged to park here, as the trail begins at the top of the hill on the far side of the observatory. Route maps can be picked up at the trailhead entrance.Download Map