Having lived in the area most of my life, at 57 I figured it was finally time to discover this park. I've visited Back Bay a few times but never ventured down to the state park. So after a few workouts at the gym, I figured it was finally time to load up the bike and venture down to the park.
Looking at it on a Google Earth map a few times, I wasn't sure if this out of shape body on my cheap bike could make it, but I finally did. I made it all the way to the False Cape State Park visitor's center, where I was able to take a nice break on the porch before heading back.
The road from the parking lot at Back Bay visitor's center to the False Cape entrance is a nice flat gravel road, easy for biking. Once in the park, the road is still easy to bike although a bit more sandy. The maps of the park indicate that some of the trails can be a bit more sandy and it may be difficult for some bikers.
I went on a cool sunny Sunday in April, not too hot, nice breeze and bugs not a problem. The area was not crowded at all, not too many people there. You definitely want to bring your camera, along with water and bug spray.
Costs $5 to get into Back Bay refuge and no extra charge to access False Cape by foot, bike or kayak. If you have a canoe or kayak there is a launch area at Back Bay and you can paddle down to the park.
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