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 Buzzards Bay trip itinerary planning tool to plot your vacation.
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  • You can’t beat this place to get outside and exercise! Weather you walk, run or ride a bike this place is awesome. My wife and I spent many nights walking along the canal. Always something different t...  more »
  • Grateful walking biking walking your dog and watching ships pass through the Cape Cod Canal. People cast the fishing lines in hopes of a nightly meal. Folks who live on the canal put lobster traps out...  more »
  • We love to go fishing in Sandwich along the Cape Cod Canal. The striped bass were very plentiful this year. We bring our lunch with us and use the picnic tables that they have near the coast guard sta...  more »
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  • Great place to walk year round. They don't want you to fly drones around the canal.
  • Can't wait til spring....
  • Always a nice breeze on the Canal great for walking, biking or running..really cool if you get luck and see an ocean line come under the rail road bridge
  • I cant wait to go back! So beautiful
  • Who doesn't like the cape. There is a nice bike and walking trail along the water.
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