Route: Cape Cod Traverse (MA)

Massachusetts, US
64.66 mi
Vertical Gain
1,650 ft

The route officially begins at Sagamore Bridge which crosses the cape cod canal. the route passes through Sandwich, MA following Route 6A through Barnstable, MA then into Dennis, MA. The route from here continues along Route 6A through Brewster, MA (Passing through Nickerson State Park witch contains several state Campgrounds) until it reaches Orleans, MA. From Orleans, the route connects to the Cape Cod Rail Trail (a scenic biking/ walking path) the Rail Trail passes through Eastham, MA and ends in Wellfleet, MA. From there you follow Route 6 through Cape Cod National Seashore State Park. When you reach Truro, MA you get back onto Route 6A continuing through Truro and passing East Harbor. Following Route 6A you hit the final major town in Cape Cod, Provincetown MA (home of Dunes Edge Campground among others. From Provincetown, you either follow Route 6A or cut straight through downtown Provincetown via Commercial Street until you dead end in Pilgrims' First Landing Park. You will cross the Provincetown Causeway a stone barrier dividing the Provincetown harbour with Beautiful views of downtown. You will reach Wood End Park where you walk along the beach Finally arriving at Long Point Lighthouse, Marking the Official end of the Traverse. The entire traverse is 63.1 miles, and passes through almost every major town in Cape Cod, MA. Additionally, the Traverse has easily distinguishable beginning and ending points. 

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What is the FKT on this route?  

13:53:21 Self- Supported, we actually just did it yesterday 5/30/20 . Should be posted soon. You should go for it !!! Great Route for summertime 

I will be attempting this route on Friday. Gonna attempt to go unsupported but of course things could change making it a self supported attempt 

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Did you start on Sandwich Road or on the bridge itself?

I'm hoping to run this route Oct 10 or 17 and while I dont think I'll come close to either of your times, I still want to make sure I run the route in full. Any other tips or thoughts would be greatly appreciated!

Attempting supported on 5/14!