Where Do You Park to Bike the Cape Cod Canal?

Looking to bike the beautiful Cape Cod Canal? The first question you might have is, “where do I park?” Don’t worry, we’ve got you covered.

First off, it’s important to note that there are multiple parking options for biking the Cape Cod Canal. The two main locations are the Bourne Scenic Park and the Buzzards Bay Recreation Area. Let’s break down each option:

Bourne Scenic Park

Located at 370 Scenic Highway in Bourne, MA, the Bourne Scenic Park offers a large parking lot specifically designated for bikers. It’s important to note that there is a daily fee to park here, which ranges from $6-$20 depending on whether it’s a weekday or weekend/holiday. However, this fee includes access to all of the amenities at the park such as restrooms and picnic areas.

Parking Tips:

– Arrive early on weekends and holidays as the lot tends to fill up quickly
– If you’re planning on biking multiple times throughout your visit, consider purchasing a weekly pass for $35

Buzzards Bay Recreation Area

The Buzzards Bay Recreation Area is located at 110 Main Street in Buzzards Bay, MA. This location also offers a designated parking area for bikers and has no daily parking fee. Additionally, there are restrooms and picnic tables available for use.

– While there is no daily fee, be aware that this location can get crowded quickly
– Consider arriving early or on weekdays for less congestion

  • Pro Tip: Both locations offer easy access to the canal path so choose whichever one is most convenient for you!

No matter which location you choose to park at when biking the Cape Cod Canal, make sure to follow all posted signs and regulations. Happy biking!

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Emma Gibson