Cape Cod Canal Trails

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Sagamore Bridge and Cape Cod Canal

Cape Cod Canal Bike Trails

Some of the most pleasant bicycling on the Cape is found right along the Cape Cod Canal. The bike paths follow the service roads maintained by the Army Corps of Engineers. 

These roads offer some of the finest sightseeing that the Cape has to offer. There is always something to watch going through the busy Canal, which is wider than the Panama Canal.  The Canal is a destination itself! 

Beneath Sagamore Bridge

Sagamore Bridge View

These interesting paired eight-mile bicycle routes, one on each side of the Canal, provide continuous cool breezes and fantastic scenery. These paths follow the service roads along both sides of the Canal. They are popular for bicycling, walking, and rollerblading. The biking is entirely on the level, parking is excellent, and sightseers can view the scenic Bourne and Sagamore bridges from unique perspectives unavailable to automobile drivers. 

Other attractions along the Cape Cod Canal bike paths are the Canal Marina, the Canal Electric Plant, the US Coast Guard Station, the Buzzards Bay Railroad Bridge, the Massachusetts Maritime Academy, Scusset Beach and Fish Pier, and Bourne Scenic Park. You can stop anywhere along the bike paths to rest, picnic, try some fishing, or soak up the sun. 

Bicycling on the Cape Cod Canal Mainland Side

Stopping to Rest Along the Cape Cod Canal

Because the Cape Cod Canal bike paths are entirely on the level, they are a great bicycling spot for families that want an easy route with lots to see and do. Locals come here year round, visitors stop here on their way to the Cape, and many make bicycling on the Canal a part of their trip. If you are looking for a walking path with lots to see and do, this is the place for that, too!

To best see the exact parking locations on the individual maps on our web page, first be sure to enlarge the map to full screen using the icon near the top right of the map.  Then you can zoom way in.  Once you open the full screen map, satellite view is at the bottom left; also, the legend can be collapsed at the top right of the legend. The satellite view will show the exact parking locations for each trail.