Welcome to The Town of Barnstable!
The Cape Cod Rail Trail (CCRT) is an off-road paved bike and pedestrian trail currently spanning between the towns of Yarmouth to Wellfleet, with inter-connecting trails throughout. Through regional efforts, construction is scheduled to begin in 2024 to extend the existing trail within Yarmouth to Mary Dunn Road in Barnstable (Phase 3), and the Town of Barnstable is currently continuing seeking grant funds to design the next trail segment from Mary Dunn Road to Route 132; subsequent segments will ultimately extend the trail to the Barnstable/Sandwich town line (Phase 4).
Scheduled construction to begin in 2024, extending the CCRT through Yarmouth and into a portion of Barnstable, CCRT Phase 3 will follow a combination of an existing and a newly constructed shared-use path from Peter Homer Park to Mary Dunn Road for 4.4 miles, and as shown below.
MassDOT held a virtual public meeting on October 9, 2020 to provide the public with the opportunity to become fully acquainted with the proposed Phase 3 project.
To learn more about Phase 3, please click here.
This project is funded in part by MassTrails, administered by the Department of Conservation and Recreation.
Based on an engineering study and public input, the Phase 4 trail route is proposed to follow the path illustrated below. This route will involve some trail sections alongside roads and other sections further offset from roads so trail users will have opportunities to travel through natural areas where feasible.
December 1, 2020 Public Meeting
To submit your comments on these potential routes, please click here