Cove Bluffs Inn is located minutes away from breath-taking beaches, hiking trails, bicycle trails, and places to fish.
Best Biking: The Cape Cod Rail Trail
The Cape Cod Rail Trail 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. There are many opportunities to get off the trail and visit a beach. Food and water are also readily available and public restrooms can be found at Nickerson State Park, Salt Pond Visitors Center at Cape Cod National Seashore and the National Seashore Headquarters. If you do not have a bike, bike rentals are available at many points along the way. Click here to see a list of places to rent bikes.
Best Beaches: Cape Cod National Seashore
Famous for its windswept beaches and spectacular views, Cape Cod National Seashore offers a quintessentially New England experience, from Nauset Lighthouse to the seaside cottages that nestle among the dunes. The park’s 43,000 acres make up most of the curving peninsula between Chatham and Provincetown, featuring barrier islands, pine and oak forests, wild cranberry bogs, kettle ponds, tidal flats, and historic structures from the area's long maritime history. The Coast Guard Beach is a perennial winner of the Top 10 Beaches in America.
Of course don't forget the beaches on the Cape Cod Bay! Here you'll find the water is calmer and warmer and the perfect place to spend the day with the family or enjoy a glass of wine at sunset. The First Encounter Beach, just a few miles from Cove Bluffs Inn, is where the Pilgrims first encountered the Native Americans on the Cape.
Click here to see all of our local beaches. Please be aware that most have parking fees and some have pet restrictions during the season.
Places to Walk and Hike There so many places to explore on the Outer Cape--marshes, conservation areas, bogs, ponds, beaches and more. Bring your hiking shoes, sun tan lotion, water, and don't forget the camera! Click here for a list of places to hike.
Cove Bluffs Inn is located just 1 mile from the Orleans Circle on the right.