Province Lands Bike Trail is a hiking and biking trail in Provincetown, Massachusetts. It is within Cape Cod National Seashore. It is 7.4 miles long and begins at 12 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 0.0 miles with a total elevation gain of 0 feet. Near the trailhead there are dunes, parking, bicycle parkings, and a caravan site. The Province Lands Visitor Center (elevation 52 feet) information office and Snake Hills (elevation 33 feet) can be seen along the trail. There are also wetlands and a viewpoint along the trail.
Province Lands Bike Trail Professional Reviews and Guides
"The visitor center sits at the crest of a hill, and from the parking lot the views of the surrounding Province Lands are impressive: miles of undulating sand dune covered with small forests of pitch pine and scrub oak, bayberry and wild cranberry, poison ivy and beach grass.
This harsh landscape is nature’s response to the gradual depletion of the original hardwood forest for settlers’ housing, fuel, and industry; by 1800 most of the original forest of the Outer Cape was gone. When the deeper-rooted trees went, so did the topsoil, ultimately replaced by sand and sandy soil and the tough flora that could thrive in this dry and exposed environment."
--Michael O'Connor, Discover Cape Cod (Appalachian Mountain Club Books).
"Almost like being in the desert, but also through beautiful forest and then along the beach. This ride is fun, like a mountain bike trail but on a paved path. Opt to take a short trip into Provincetown from the end of Herring Cove Beach. Great views, lots of hills, lots of history."
--Dr. Gregory Wright, Best Bike Rides Cape Cod and the Islands (Falcon Guides).
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