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“Love the Canal!!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Cape Cod Canal

Cape Cod Canal
Buzzards Bay, Bourne, MA
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Type: Bodies of Water, Outdoors
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68 reviews 68 reviews
14 attraction reviews
Reviews in 19 cities Reviews in 19 cities
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“Love the Canal!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2013 via mobile

The canal is a great place to bring family for a walk or a bike ride. Very long, paved and easy access from many parking areas located along either side of the canal. Bring a bag lunch and eat at one of the picnic areas.

Visited April 2013
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Boston, Massachusetts
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58 reviews 58 reviews
20 attraction reviews
Reviews in 24 cities Reviews in 24 cities
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
“Bike, Walk or Blade.....this is the place.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2013

The bike trail along the Cape Cod Canal is one of the best there is. It is seven miles from end to end and not too hilly. The trail is very well maintained by the Park Service. I like to rollerblade the trail, but you will see many walkers and bikers. There are multiple places to park and restrooms are available near the railroad bridge end, the middle, and near the Sagamore Bridge. Water fountains are available at the rest rooms. It's a good idea to keep yourself hydrated on a hot day. Wind can be a factor sometimes and makes biking and skating challenging in one direction or another. There are plenty of places to sit and picnic along the trail as well, and shade can be found on a sunny day. One of my favorite places on Earth.

Visited August 2013
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Wells,Vt.
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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“Don't miss seeing the bridge lower and raise”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2013

We waited for the train so we could see the bridge lower. While driving back to the motel the rail road lights were flashing so we pulled into an area where we could watch the bridge lower so the train could pass over the canal. My friend had never even been to the cape so it was a real treat for her.

Visited August 2013
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Papillion, Nebraska
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21 attraction reviews
Reviews in 37 cities Reviews in 37 cities
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
“Scusset Beach and the Canal...”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2013

Nice Bike trail and view of the canal from Hwy 6. Lots of places to stop. Spent the day at Scusses Beach next to the canal in Sagamore. Beach was rocky in spots, and the bathhouses seemed a little dirty, but overall, nice beach for families with small children. Not much wave action or riptides. For added fun, walking along the rocks next to the canal provides views of the boats and ships using the canal, and the fisherman catching Stripers and other fish.

Visited July 2013
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Merrimack, NH
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108 helpful votes 108 helpful votes
“Always a great place”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2013

Sit in car, or hang out along the rocks, enjoy a snack or lunch or even the sunset-- watch the boats and fisherman This is cape life. Go across and ride the bike trail. It's all good.

Visited July 2013
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