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Nantucket Bike Adventure

Beautiful beaches await.
Who: Couples, Families, Friends
What: A Biking Vacation
Where: Nantucket Island, Massachusetts
When: The Off-Season: Spring or Fall
How: Bus or Drive to Hyannis, MA and Ferry to Nantucket

Off season is a good time to explore popular summer resorts and destinations by bike. Off season means the bike paths and roads are less populated so there's the freedom to ride with ease at your own pace.

Daffodil Weekend is a festive time to visit.
We took advantage of the off-season and planned a successful bike trip to Nantucket. With bikes and bike bags, we took the slow ferry (about $50. roundtrip per person including bikes) to Nantucket on a Wednesday afternoon. We found The Seven Seas Street Inn which was about a quarter mile from the ferry dock in Nantucket. The Inn was welcoming with its traditional Nantucket decor, spacious rooms, delicious breakfasts, and friendly hospitality. After that we toured the quaint town--a mixture of the newest of new and oldest of old in storefront windows, architecture, and landscaping.

The beaches are covered with beautiful shells.
The next day we road our bikes all over the island viewing beautiful seaside homes, parks, beaches, and conservation lands. We had friendly conversation at the MUSE for lunch, and again at Bartlett's Farm when we stopped for a bakery treats. After that we spent some time at the Cisco Brewery Garden where we did a lot of people watching.

The next day we viewed all the people and cars dressed up for Daffodil Weekend, and then took the ferry back to the mainland. The scenic vistas, island's ambiance, and the chance to ride on terrific bike paths make this a terrific off-season biking destination, one I recommend.

Antique cars adorned with daffodils line
the parade route. 


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