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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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  • This is a great place to walk, run, bike some days it can be windy. At the east end of the canal there are restaurants with in walking that has great views of the canal.  more »
  • Cape God Canal is a fantastic recreational area. You can do everything from walking, running, rollerblading, biking and fishing to overnight camping  more »
  • Cross the Bourne or Sagamore Bridge to the South Side and park at any of the convenient parking areas and enjoy a spectacular 14 mile (round trip) along the secenic Cape Cod Canal. At the West End pas...  more »