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 2022: Spring Update

DCR and our Contractors are getting ready to resume activities for this spring on the CCRT extension to the Wellfleet Hollow Campground.

Remaining activities include:

• Final paving of the Rail Trail top course

• Installation of safety fencing at Lecount Hollow parking lot

• Additional planting and invasive species control

• Installation of benches and bike racks

We expect the Lecount Hollow Parking area and the rail trail to be substantively open in late spring, and are looking to schedule a formal opening event in June.

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

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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

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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