Cape Cod Canal Bikeway

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The Cape Cod Canal Bikeway connects Cape Cod Bay and the communities of Sandwich and Sagamore on its eastern end with Buzzards Bay and the community of Bourne on its western end. Following both banks of the canal, the trail offers access to parking, restrooms, picnic areas, and fishing spots from either side.

But the highlight of the experience is the canal itself. Each year, 14,000 commercial and recreational vessels use the canal and the trail offers a fascinating viewpoint for watching them go by. Learn the history of the canal at the museum inside the Cape Cod Canal Visitor Center (60 Ed Moffitt Drive, Sandwich) on the east end of the trail.

On the west end of the trail, you'll have a stunning view of the Cape Cod Canal Railroad Bridge, one of the longest lift bridges in the U.S., which carries trains across the canal and rises 135 feet above the water.

Parking and Trail Access

To access the Cape Cod Canal Bikeway, head west off the South Bourne Rotary at the bridge on the Cape side. Take the first right and continue to the T intersection, where you turn right. Parking is on the left after you go back under the bridge. Restrooms are open in season only.

Reviews

Short Ride

   April, 2016 by votsek

I was disappointed in this ride because the distance given is 13 miles, but that is round trip. When I do training rides I usually like a distance on the order of 25 miles. I also drove almost two hours to get to the trailhead near the Massachusetts Maritime ...read more

History

   August, 2015 by mcgeever

There's a lot of history to be discovered along this trail. The trail is paved and in great condition. There are no vehicles allowed accept for park rangers and maintenance. Its a great place to see local wildlife. The scenic views are located along the ...read more

Beautiful

   June, 2015 by jenniferaguiar

Love this Trail. Get for a family day, I bring a picnic lunch and enjoy the wonderful views. read more