Hyannis is sort of the capital of the mid-Cape, and it’s a hub of activity in the summer. There’s a vibrant Main St. with lots of shops & restaurants, bustling traffic near the ferry landing, and pleasant roads around the harbor.
Our route is a 5-mile tour of the best roads along the water in Hyannis. There are water views along a good part of the route. Start on Main St., at the JFK Hyannis Museum. Take the pedestrian path through the Green behind Town Hall to Ocean St. Take Ocean St. following the water on your left, for a little over a mile, to Kalmus Beach, passing Veterans Park and the JFK Memorial. From Kalmus Beach, retrace your steps along Ocean St., turning RIGHT on Harbor Bluff Rd., for a quick jaunt around Harbor Bluff (Bayshore Rd.), and then along a dedicated path around Hyannis Inner Harbor, for about 1 mile. The final mile does a quick loop down the eastern part of the harbor (Willow St., Bayview St.), and take either Pleasant St. or School St. back to Main St.
Options and Add-Ons: You can also run along the beach, starting at Veterans Park, for ~1 mile. It goes from Kalmus Beach to Keyes Beach to Ocean Avenue Beach to Hyannis Port Beach, with one break.
Hyannis Port Add-On: You can do a longer run that includes our Hyannis Port loop. It’s 1.2 miles between Kalmus Park Beach and Keyes Beach, where our Hyannis Port loop starts (use Hawes-Etsey-Gosnold-Sea). Or, from Veterans Park, take Gosnold Rd.
- 5 mile loop
- Main St., Hyannis
- In Hyannis