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Cape Cod Canal

The main attraction that draws tourists to Cape Cod every summer are the beaches. And while there are many beautiful ones to choose from, there is another notable landmark worth visiting.

The Cape Cod Canal stretches seven miles across the neck of Cape Cod, connecting Buzzards Bay to the Atlantic Ocean. Not only is it an important waterway cutting down travel time for boaters looking to circumvent the long trip around the cape, it is a beautiful recreational spot for bikers, joggers, and dog walkers.

The entire canal is lined with a biking trail, and dotted with benches and picnic tables. Visitors can marvel at the large ships passing through, and if the timing is right, watch the raised railroad bridge (built in 1933) lower for passing trains. Preferable with a take out picnic from one of the many seafood spots nearby.


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