Cape Cod Canal, Buzzards Bay

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Take a boat ride down Cape Cod Canal, or use the waterside paths for recreational activities. First used in 1914, the canal connects two bays to the north and south of the peninsula, while two highway bridges and a railroad bridge link the Cape with the mainland. Whales and dolphins occasionally pass through this artificial waterway, while locals use the paved walkways on either side for strolls, cycling, jogging, and fishing. Stop in the visitor center for more information on the canal's history and natural surroundings. Extend your visit with hikes or camping at the nearby state reserve. A visit to Cape Cod Canal represents just the start of the adventure when you use our Buzzards Bay trip itinerary planning tool to plot your vacation.
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  • A great place to stop anytime of the year. The parking lot in Buzzard's Bay is large with seasonal restrooms and a playground, There are other places to park along both sides of the canal. too! It is ...  more »
  • This ideal for walking or biking. All flat surface. Goes for about 7 miles from end to end. Benches are scattered throughout where one can sit and relax. You might even see the railroad bridge go down...  more »

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