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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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  • Great area for a sunny day walk or bike ride or skating. Bathrooms located on both sides of the canal and each side has it's own appeal. The path is smooth and well maintained for biking/skating. It i...  more »
  • great bike path or skating, dog friendly. Nice place to walk, beautiful sunsets. Great point of interest.  more »
  • We have been taking our 4 yr old grandson on daytrips to this area for a couple of years. He loves lunch at Seafood Sam's and especially going to the Visitors Center where they have hands on activitie...  more »