Cape Cod Canal, Buzzards Bay

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Must see · Water Body · Hidden Gem · Nature / Park
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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  • My husband and I drove to the canal in Buzzards bay (no crossing over the bridge) and I rented a bike 100 yds from the entrance to the parking lot. We were able to park at the bike rental shop...  more »
  • Watch the bridge go up and down to allow the trains to pass (down) and ships to sail through (up). Enjoy the two hour scenic railway train ride (only on Friday mornings) or the ferry tour in the...  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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