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Cape Cod Rail Trail - Wellfleet Extension Project

DCR is working to to design, permit, and construct an extension of the popular Cape Cod Rail Trail in Wellfleet north of LeCount Hollow Road

Updates on this extension project will be posted on this page as design and construction proceed.

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Project Updates

April 1, 2021: “Phase 1” Construction Underway

Last Week, DCR and its contractors:

  • Installed erosion control along the project,
  • Transplanted and protected rare plants, and
  • Initiated our Turtle Protection Plan, including turtle training and “sweeps.” 
  • Cleared trees and vegetation from the limits of work in the corridor.
  • Began grading.

Over the next two weeks, we will be demolishing the buildings at 2520A Route 6, bringing in the sub-base gravel for the trail and initial driveway from Lecount Hollow Road, and beginning demolition of the Lecount Hollow Parking Lot and Trailhead.

The full Phase 1 Project Plans are available via the link provided below.

Design plan for the Lecount Hollow Trailhead provides for a safe, family-friendly pathway through the parcel to protect trail users from parking lot traffic. (See plan pages 17 and also 32.)

At Route 6, the lot will be have some grading and landscaping, but the Trail and Trailhead will NOT be constructed to Route 6 at this time. (See plan pages 8, 23, and 36.)

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March 15, 2021: DCR Begins “Phase 1” Construction

DCR has initiated Phase 1 construction of this extension project.  Phase one will extend the trail from the Lecount Hollow Parking Lot and Trailhead to DCR’s Wellfleet Hollow Campground.  DCR will also be doing some site work at the DCR-owned parcel on Route 6 near Oriole Lane.  However, at the request of the Town, DCR will not be constructing the trail from the Campground to Route 6 at this time.

The Lecount Hollow Parking Lot and Trailhead will be closed to the public for the duration of the project.

March 10, 2020 Public Information Meeting

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June 13, 2019 Public Meeting

On Thursday June 13, 2019, DCR held a public meeting in Wellfleet to present the preferred alternative design for an extension of the Cape Cod Rail Trail along the former rail corridor running from Lacount Hollow Road to Route 6 near Wellfleet Center.

The meeting notice and presentation are listed below.

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October 22, 2018 Public Meeting

On October 22, 2018, DCR held a well-attended public information meeting about the project at the Wellfleet senior center. The meeting notice, presentation, and public comment are all linked below.

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