Where do Cape Codders and visitors go for a great afternoon on the Cape outside? Try the west end of the Cape Cod Canal, facing west and Buzzards Bay and across from the Mass Maritime Campus. ⛵ Tucked away on the Cape side of the canal in Bourne, just off Shore Rd then Bell Rd to the Tidal Flats Recreation Center.
Spend the day on the banks of the canal: fishing, walking, skateboarding, or roller blading, or biking the bike trail, watching the boats, people and dogs 🐕! Will you see a tanker or yacht or sailboat ⛵? Tug Boat? Cruise Ship 🚢? See the classic Cape Cod Railway Scenic and Dinner Trains 🚂🍽️.
Grab a bite around the corner on Shore Rd at Gray Gables Market 🍔 for takeout or the Lobster Trap Restaurant 🦞. Stay for a fantastic sunset. Free parking 🚗 and restrooms at the canal.