Dennis-Yarmouth Rail Trail Extension

In Spring 2016, the towns of Dennis and Yarmouth began construction on a new extension for the Cape Cod Rail Trail. This project added bridges to span two major roads in both towns, Route 134 in S. Dennis and Station Ave. in S. Yarmouth. A third bridge to span Bass River and 3.7 miles of new paved was also planned for completion by late 2018.

As of Spring 2019, construction on both Phase I and II is finished. The overflow parking lot for S. Dennis was built at the original Dennis Town Hall lot on Old Bass River Rd. In addition, a brand new parking area with facilities adjacent to Yarmouth Commons shopping plaza was added for access to the Station Ave. bridge.

Phase II includes an at-grade crossing at North Main Street in Yarmouth and new paved trail to the Bass River bike bridge. This new span serves as both a pedestrian bridge for the CCRT and tidal restoration project. The existing 60’ wide bridge was widened to 160’ to match the existing opening under Route 6. The redesign improves the ecosystem of upper Bass River and eases navigation by deepening the channel under the bridge.

 Phase III will connect Peter Homer Park on Old Town House Rd. in Yarmouth to Mary Dunn Rd. in Barnstable. This future edition includes a bike bridge over Willow St. plus crossings at Forest and West Yarmouth roads. It extends the existing town trail from Old Townhouse to Higgins Crowell Rd. Scheduled to open in 2022, construction of an 80-space trailhead parking lot north of the Higgins Crowell Rd. roundabout in W. Yarmouth is also planned to provide the public easy path access.
Below are links to CCRT improvement projects in both towns:

Dennis Rail Trail Extension Updates

Yarmouth Rail Trail Extension Updates

Cape Cod Rail Trail Extension Map

Leighton Realty Rail Trail page