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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  • This trip was done on a weekday, not weekend, which is probably advisable. The cruise was very well done, with the narration being first rate. Port and starboard there were unrelenting vistas to view....  more »
  • I've been along the canal walkway multiple times. From running a few miles to taking a leisurely stroll with the family, this area epitomizes New England nautical nostalgia. Not only do salty, briny s...  more »
  • How can one not enjoy spending time on the canal watching the water, boats, yachts and huge commercial vessels pass by. Usually there is a breeze on a warm sunny day making it more comfortable. Bring ...  more »

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