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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  • First of all, it's free. Secondly, there are plenty of outdoor activities to enjoy for the whole family, including walking, biking, fishing, a playground, etc. Great place for a picnic, with plenty of...  more »
  • Pack the bikes and kids, and even Grandma. This perfect half day trip was easy and scenic. There are several parking areas along the canal with restrooms. The bike trail parallels the canal and the wa...  more »
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