You can bike from Buzzards Bay to Scusset Beach on
Cape Cod on the south side and pass by the entrance to Aptucxet Trading Post Museum in Bourne
Enter and visit the recreated trading post of the early Pilgrims.
The building of the first canal in 1915 and the enlargement in 1928 lead to the building of two access roads on both sides of the
canal. The Cape Cod Canal has opened the access
roads on both sides to biking and walking, roller blading, baby carriage, and wheelchair. Seven-miles of road on each side of the canal are used by ranges to patrol but rarely are there vehicles. The roads are open to recreation including fishing access.
Free parking is available at four lots on the south side, one at the railroad bridge, one below the bourne bridge, one at the power plant in Sandwich, and a large lot at the
Cape Cod Canal Museum at the east end of the bike trail.
On the paved trail beside the
south side of the Cape Cod Canal you can
bike nearly 7
Cross one of two bridges and bike 14 miles.
South Side Cape Cod Canal Bike Buzzards Bay To Scusset Beach
Trails RunBeside The
Cape Cod Canal
South Side Canal Bike Trail
Park at the Buzzards Bay Railroad Bridge on the South Side of the Canal in the village of Bourne. Bike to Scusset Beach along the nearly Seven Miles of the Cape Cod Canal after crossing the canal on the Bourne or Sagamore Bridge.
You will find a walkway over both bridges available for crossing.
Cape Cod Canal
Biking, South Side
South Side Canal Parking
Free Parking at the Railroad Bridge. Self Guided Bicycling on Cape Cod Canal. Trails run both sides of the
Canal and make safe family biking
Striper fishing is popular along the Cape Cod Canal. Bikers can park at the free lots and bike to Scusset Beach on the east end of the Cape Cod Canal. Bike stands are available
Seven thousand large boats go through the Cape Cod Canal each year. a spectacle for sightseers.
Both the Sagamore and Bourne bridges( The Sagamore Bridge in the background
of the photo on the right) across the Cape Cod Canal have sidewalks where you can walk your bike to reach the opposite shore to bike both lengths of the canal, a distance of nearly 14 miles.
The Sagamore Bridge, built in the 1930s, has a walkway across where you can walk your bike to the other side of the Cape Cod Canal.
Railroad Bridge in Bourne near the Village of Buzzards Bay
Bikers heading east towards Scusset beach on the mainland side of the Cape Cod Canal
On the south side of the Cape Cod Canal bike trail.
start in Bourne at the railroad bridge and cross over the canal on either the Bourne or Sagamore Bridges.
To reach the railroad bridge in Bourne on the south side of the Canal go to the Route 6A/ Route 28 rotary and find Trowbridge Road heading west off the Rotary. Follow Trowbridge to Shore Road and then find Bell Road on your right. the parking lot is below the railroad Bridge on Canal Service road
Striper Fishing from the jetty at dawn, east end of the Cape Cod Canal
Railroad station built for President Grover cleveland a visitor to Grey Gables. The station is displayed at the Aptucxet trading Post site,
This windmill is displayed at the Aptucxet trading Post site. It was Artist Joseph Jefferson's
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Getting to Cape Cod: Boston is the nearest large city to Cape Cod.
Air service reaches Boston from other major hubs and cities. Rental cars are available at the airport. From Boston take Route 93 to Route 3 and after 60 miles, cross the Cape Cod Canal. Continue on Route 6 for all locations on Cape Cod or go to Route 6A for the slower scenic route through the villages. Routes 6 and 6A join in Orleans and go to the tip of Cape Cod.
Several small commuter airlines serve Hyannis Airport and Provincetown Airport on Cape Cod from Boston, Providence, and New Bedford. Cape Air, US Airways Express, and Linear Air (Hanscom Field Bedford Ma)
Bus service is available from Boston and from Logan Airport. Plymouth and Brockton, Logan Direct serves Hyannis
Bonanza Bus Lines serves Bourne, Falmouth, and the Wood's Hole ferry from Logan Airport
Passenger Boats leave daily from Boston to the tip of Cape Cod (May -September) at Provincetown. Bicycles can go aboard.
A fast cat boat and a slower conventional passenger boat make trips from Boston. Bicycles permitted
A passenger boat makes a daily run from Plymouth, MA to Provincetown.
Fifteen large towns and many small villages make up Cape Cod.
Upper Cape: Along the Cape Cod Canal, the towns of Bourne and Sandwich define the northern limit of the upper Cape
Mid Cape includes Barnstable, Yarmouth and Dennis. The mid Cap is where you will find Hyannis Airport
Lower Cape includes Brewster, Harwich , and Chatham.
Outer Cape starts in Orleans and includes Eastham, Wellfleet, Truro, and Provincetown.
Buzzards Bay to Scussett Beach on the Cape Cod Canal bike Trail, south side, a flat pave trail that runs from the railroad bridge in Bourne to the Cape Cod Canal Museum in Sandwich.