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Cape Cod Canal

The Cape Cod Canal is a man-made waterway located in the southeastern portion of Massachusetts, connecting Cape Cod Bay in the north to Buzzards Bay in the south. Constructed in the early 20th century, the canal is 7 miles long, 180 feet wide, and up to 35 feet deep. The canal is spanned by two bridges, the Bourne Bridge and the Sagamore Bridge, which allow for the passage of both cars and boats.

The Cape Cod Canal was first proposed in the late 1800s, but construction didn't begin until 1909. The project was completed in 1916 and was the first sea-level canal in the world. The canal greatly reduced the travel time between the two bays, and it also provided a safe and reliable route for ships, avoiding the dangerous and unpredictable waters of the Cape Cod Bay.

The canal has played an important role in the history of the United States. During World War I, the canal was used to transport military supplies and personnel. During World War II, the canal was heavily guarded, and it was used to transport goods and troops to the European theater.

Today, the Cape Cod Canal is a popular tourist destination. It is home to a number of recreational activities, including fishing, boating, and bird watching. The canal is also home to a number of historic sites, including the Cape Cod Canal Visitor Center, the Cape Cod Canal Railroad Bridge, and the Cape Cod Canal Lighthouse.

The Cape Cod Canal is an important part of the history and culture of Massachusetts and the United States. It has played an important role in the development of the area, providing an efficient and safe route for travel and commerce. It is also a popular tourist destination, offering a variety of recreational activities and historic sites.

Excursion tips for a day in Cape Cod Canal

Cape Cod Canal in the USA is a great destination for a day trip. There are plenty of activities to do for tourists of all ages. Here are some ideas for a fun-filled day at the Cape Cod Canal:

1. Take a stroll along the Cape Cod Canal Rail Trail. This 8.5-mile trail offers spectacular views of the canal and its surrounding landscapes.

2. Go fishing in the canal. The canal is home to a variety of fish species, such as striped bass, bluefish, winter flounder, and more.

3. Visit the Cape Cod Canal Visitor Center. Here, you can learn about the history of the canal, watch a video about its construction, and explore the interactive exhibits.

4. Enjoy a picnic lunch at one of the many scenic spots along the canal.

5. Take a boat tour of the canal. This is a great way to get an up-close look at the canal and its wildlife.

6. Go bird-watching. The canal is a great spot for spotting a variety of bird species, including osprey, herons, and egrets.

7. Visit one of the nearby beaches. The canal is surrounded by some of the best beaches in Massachusetts, such as Nauset Beach and Coast Guard Beach.

8. Spend some time shopping at the local shops and boutiques.

9. Enjoy a delicious meal at one of the many restaurants and cafes in the area.

10. Catch a breathtaking sunset over the canal.

Experience Cape Cod Canal with unforgettable activities by our partner GetYourGuide. The offer is also ideal as a special gift idea for family and friends who are planning to visit Cape Cod Canal. Cancellations are possible up to 24h before the start of the activity (unless otherwise stated in the activity description), with a full refund of the booking price.

The climate in Cape Cod Canal

Cape Cod Canal in the USA experiences a temperate climate with four distinct seasons. In spring, temperatures range from mild to warm, with some precipitation. Summer is warm and humid, with temperatures reaching highs of 80°F (27°C). Fall brings cool temperatures, with temperatures ranging from the mid-50s to the mid-70s (10-25°C). Winter is cold and wet, with temperatures falling to the mid-20s (–5°C) and snowfall possible.

Cruise weather for Cape Cod Canal

Our weather forecast for Cape Cod Canal helps plan your stay according to the weather. For sunny days, pack light and breathable clothes, swimwear, and sunscreen. For winter weather, it's recommended to bring warm clothes, gloves, a hat, sturdy footwear, and a raincoat.

Date Icon Temperature Wind speed/gusts Cloudiness/Visibility Air humidity/pressure Sunrise/Sunset
Jul. 25th 2024 Jul. 25th 2024 max: 26.7 °C
min: 21.2 °C
16.6 m/s
27.7 m/s
88.0 %
10.4 m
86.7 %
1,017 hPa
Jul. 26th 2024 Jul. 26th 2024 max: 25.6 °C
min: 19.5 °C
13.0 m/s
22.3 m/s
19.3 %
16.3 m
73.2 %
1,016 hPa
Jul. 27th 2024 Jul. 27th 2024 max: 26.2 °C
min: 18.9 °C
11.5 m/s
18.4 m/s
6.9 %
19.2 m
73.9 %
1,021 hPa
Jul. 28th 2024 Jul. 28th 2024 max: 26.7 °C
min: 19.5 °C
14.4 m/s
23.8 m/s
9.4 %
24.1 m
76.5 %
1,022 hPa
Jul. 29th 2024 Jul. 29th 2024 max: 27.0 °C
min: 21.1 °C
17.3 m/s
28.1 m/s
20.7 %
24.1 m
77.5 %
1,022 hPa
Jul. 30th 2024 Jul. 30th 2024 max: 27.3 °C
min: 21.4 °C
18.7 m/s
31.7 m/s
34.5 %
24.1 m
80.0 %
1,020 hPa
Jul. 31st 2024 Jul. 31st 2024 max: 28.0 °C
min: 22.4 °C
20.2 m/s
34.2 m/s
45.7 %
24.1 m
83.8 %
1,016 hPa
Aug. 1st 2024 Aug. 1st 2024 max: 27.0 °C
min: 23 °C
20.2 m/s
40.0 m/s
85.8 %
24.1 m
85.9 %
1,016 hPa
Aug. 2nd 2024 Aug. 2nd 2024 max: 30.1 °C
min: 22.2 °C
22.7 m/s
42.8 m/s
90.4 %
24.1 m
80.5 %
1,016 hPa
Aug. 3rd 2024 Aug. 3rd 2024 max: 30.0 °C
min: 20.8 °C
18.0 m/s
37.8 m/s
76.8 %
23.0 m
84.5 %
1,016 hPa
Aug. 4th 2024 Aug. 4th 2024 max: 29.2 °C
min: 20.6 °C
14.8 m/s
20.2 m/s
78.1 %
22.4 m
81.9 %
1,014 hPa
Aug. 5th 2024 Aug. 5th 2024 max: 29.6 °C
min: 21.3 °C
14.4 m/s
16.9 m/s
99.8 %
24.1 m
80.3 %
1,014 hPa
Aug. 6th 2024 Aug. 6th 2024 max: 30.5 °C
min: 19.8 °C
11.5 m/s
13.3 m/s
74.3 %
24.1 m
74.7 %
1,015 hPa
Aug. 7th 2024 Aug. 7th 2024 max: 30.9 °C
min: 19.7 °C
13.0 m/s
16.2 m/s
22.2 %
24.1 m
74.1 %
1,016 hPa

Cruises to Cape Cod Canal

Would you like to travel to Cape Cod Canal on a cruise ship or would you just like to know when a certain ship will dock there? Here you will find an overview of the cruise ships that will be calling at the port of Cape Cod Canal.

Scheduled ship calls in Cape Cod Canal, United States of America
Date Ship Arrival Departure Details
Oct. 4th 2024 Friday, 4th of Oct. 2024 Silver Endeavour 11:15 am 12:45 pm
May 18th 2025 Sunday, 18th of May 2025 SH Vega 12:00 am 12:00 am
Sep. 1st 2025 Monday, 1st of Sep. 2025 Silver Shadow 12:00 am 12:00 am
Sep. 19th 2025 Friday, 19th of Sep. 2025 Silver Wind Expedition 11:15 am 12:45 pm
Oct. 21st 2025 Tuesday, 21st of Oct. 2025 LE CHAMPLAIN 04:30 pm 04:30 pm

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