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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  • We had a wonderful time, I saw the train bridges go down and up for the first time. Great day at the water pad for the kids.  more »
  • If you find yourself in the area of Cape Cod, I do recommend that you take a drive down Route 3 to the Sagamore or Bourne bridges and explore this amazing feet of engineering executed by the Army Corp...  more »
  • Long before the Cape Cod Canal was carved out of the landscape, eventually to connect Cape Cod Bay in the north to Buzzard’s Bay in the south, several individuals & even organized groups dreamed of th...  more »
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  • Very Nice I recommend eating at the various food centers in the area. They don't allow drone flying but it is a nice place for a walk or chat. The canal was built to connect Buzzards Bay to the Atlantic for easy passage. I recommend to people in the area who haven't seen it..
  • Relax and enjoy ships that go by you while you seat comfortable at a bench sip cold water from fountain near restrooms very enjoyable area all to see the beauty of cape cod canal
  • This was a visit back to my childhood can remember my dad fishing in the canal when I was young, it has changed a lot but still a place for Fishermen. Cape Cod is always changing but always good to see you again.
  • , nice place to go to see boats yachts really neat things going through the canal I was in an engineering Marvel and a nice place to go to see neat things the boats
  • Great place to walk year round. They don't want you to fly drones around the canal.
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