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. Use our Buzzards Bay vacation generator to add Cape Cod Canal and other attractions to your Buzzards Bay vacation plans.
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  • August 12, 2017
    I biked, ran or walked the Sagamore side path every day while camping at Scusset State Reservation. It's 7 miles long, paved and almost flat, with wonderful views all along the canal. Lots of wildlife...  more »
  • August 8, 2017
    I ride the canal two or three ties a week, both sides. On the Buzzards Bay side I ride an eBike due to the wind. On the Sagamore side, I ride my Cannondale or my Trek because the wind is not as intens...  more »
  • August 8, 2017
    The Cape Cod Canal is 7 miles of beautiful and often very entertaining views. For those lucky enough to live close it's a big part of our daily lives.There are usually several Facebook postings daily ...  more »

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