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Cape Cod Canal Bikeway

EASY 93 reviews

Cape Cod Canal Bikeway is a 14.1 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Buzzards Bay, Massachusetts that features a river and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from May until September. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Distance: 14.1 miles Elevation Gain: 121 feet Route Type: Out & Back

dogs on leash

kid friendly



mountain biking

nature trips

road biking




partially paved





5 days ago

Easy paved road with bathrooms along the way links Bourne and sagamore

19 days ago

Nice for a breezy walk, roller blade, bike ride or dog walk. Beautiful watching birds and boats. Friendly people, love watching the old seadogs fish alongside the canal. Very much peaceful in winter.

2 months ago

Amazing walk and bike ride trail. beautiful sights not busy at all...they even have a dog stop for drinking. Nice breeze and a nice dock area.

3 months ago

Good place to hike and bike.

5 months ago

Clean,organized,peaceful great showers there is also laundry and a little convenient store with great ice cream. The pools are clean but the canal trail is the jewel of the whole place. A huge grocery store not to far from the camp and the beach is minutes away. After over 10yrs of camping there with a tent, an suv a large camper with two dogs and two kids there is always something new to see . Love it!

7 months ago

Ticks in the summer. Great walking, biking, running, etc. great for dogs / kids / anyone. You’ll see wildlife and some interesting boats. Lots of different places to park and walk so you see something new all the time.

road biking
Thursday, August 30, 2018

Great view, great to do with the family.

Friday, July 13, 2018

awesome ride to the beach and back. went off route couple times to check things out. Great campground along the way.

Thursday, June 28, 2018

It’s a nice place to fish, walk your dog, ride a bike or walk! Nice and safe!

road biking
Thursday, April 26, 2018

great paved path to walk or bicycle, watch the boats... also can fish, picnic or just sit with a good book. love it.

Tuesday, August 01, 2017

My kids like to bike/scooter here. It's a great scenic place to train for the 39.3mi Avon Walk for Breast Cancer!

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

beautiful bridges, nice walking path 7 miles one way...i posted a map best parking at the ends of the trail...the sandcatcher recreation area is a visitors center that leads to the beach with bathrooms, nearby restraunts, and an ice cream shop (cash only). The tidal flats parking is only a parking lot but parks directly beside the first bridge and is a short walk maybe a mile to the second bridge.

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Very Family friendly trail!

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Easy parking access.Great for sunset walks,dog walks roller blading with the family.

Monday, August 22, 2016

Lots of "Farside" characters

Monday, August 15, 2016

Great trail for walking, running, biking, fishing... While I was running I saw some beautiful birds and fish in and on the water. You also pass by the Aptucxet museum that has flowers, a boat, a house and art gallery. There's restrooms at the visitor center on the trail. Great for all levels.

Monday, June 13, 2016

nature trail was pretty cool with all the informational stops along the way hills and curves which made it more interesting. never finished the canal but plan to this summer

road biking
Saturday, June 11, 2016

Sunset was beautiful

Sunday, June 05, 2016


Sunday, March 20, 2016

Beautiful day. cold wind, nice flat trail for an easy walk.

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Good place for a walk. Boats traveling the canal can be a great show. This is also one of my favorite bike trails because there are virtually no hills. Can be a little on the busy side but rarely over crowded.

Tuesday, July 07, 2015

The canal is always great! We usually just walk it so we've never been all the way to the other end but there's always a nice breeze and great scenery.

road biking
Saturday, May 24, 2014

Pros~ smooth wide pavement, ocean water, great to watch boats, clean bathrooms at Buzzards Bay entrance, easy & relaxing. Cons~ boring scenery, too mundane for me, not much of a challenge. I probably won't do this ride again except if I went with a group of people to help make it more excitable.

Saturday, April 12, 2014

This is a longboarder's paradise. Riding on this is like riding on a cloud!

road biking
Monday, December 30, 2013

great for bicycling, fishing, roller blade, walking or relaxing. I love just watching the boats on a hot day Camping is near by, on either side of the canal

mountain biking
Friday, August 23, 2013

Great trail ..ride my bike down and back trip its about a 13 mile ride..easy flat surface very relaxing and enjoyable love being from the cape

mountain biking
Monday, July 22, 2013

Enjoyable paved trail, very relaxing, great scenery. I do this with my meetup group and it is enjoyed. Last year we biked both sides of the canal and crossed the bridges but this year we only did one side. Not too far from Boston for a day trip and make sure you get some seafood :)

mountain biking
Sunday, July 01, 2012

Enjoyable ride. More foot traffic than I would prefer but everyone seemed to share the trail. Very smooth ride going out with a little head wind coming back. The locals mentioned the area is known for the head wind so expect it. Very relaxing ride taking a little less than 1.5 hours round trip with scenic views. Enjoy!

Sunday, September 25, 2011

I grew up around the cape cod canal. its a very scenic place. good fishing. but you dont wana fall into the water theres multi currents that will drag you down. hugh barges go through all the time. a great place to walk by yourself or with a group.

Sunday, June 05, 2011

Paved bike/walking trail. Also used for rollerblading. Good year round trail. Easy access from many points along the canal. Traffic can be an issue at times. Always fun to see what boats pass through the canal. Trails on both sides of the water with the east/cape side being less used.

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