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 Bourne trip itinerary planning tool to plot your vacation.
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  • I bike here because it's flat and scenic, and no motor vehicles are allowed on the biking, walking, jogging roads. Great spot. For about half the year fishermen come here from all over the country...  more »
  • We are fortunate to live so close to the scenic Cape Cod Canal. My wife and I regularly ride our bikes up and down both sides of the Canal, witnessing a variety of sea life along with all types of...  more »
  • Went to fly my drone for videos of the bridge for Google Maps, then the harbor master appeared and we packed up and left... As we were turning onto the road two police cars pulled into the lot. Food timing, because I'm pretty sure the harbor master called them. No harm done.
  • I am a fisherman and have been to the canal 4x in the last 4yrs with 2 of those trips this year alone I absolutely love this place and cant get enough of it. The atmosphere of this place is addicting to say the least I've never been to a place that has had this type of effect on me and my friends I hope to live here one day in the near future.

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