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Discovering The Canal and The villages of Cape Cod

Love this trip, My mom is visiting from Puerto Rico and we have make her visit full of tourism from... read more

Reviewed 6 August 2018
Yamaris G
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Needed a quiet place to just sit.

Vacationing at the Cape. Needed a moment away from map reading and traffic, so landed at the Cape... read more

Reviewed 21 June 2018
JoyceVanPelt
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Somerset, New Jersey
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80 Main St, Free parking behind the Cape Cod Canal Region Chamber of Commerce, Buzzards Bay, Bourne, MA 02532-3221
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Visited the railway bridge with the intent of enjoying a walk along the Cape Cod Canal) also locally known in tabloid fishing reports as the Big Ditch). We were fortunate to be there to witness first hand lowering and raising of the Cape Cod Canal...More

Thank Bob C
Reviewed 6 August 2018 via mobile

Love this trip, My mom is visiting from Puerto Rico and we have make her visit full of tourism from Cape Cod. So far she’s in love with this place.

Thank Yamaris G
Reviewed 21 June 2018

Vacationing at the Cape. Needed a moment away from map reading and traffic, so landed at the Cape Cod Railway Bridge. Amazed at how many people were just sitting enjoying the canal and the day. Everyone seems to be hoping to see the bridge in...More

1  Thank JoyceVanPelt
Reviewed 10 May 2018 via mobile

This is definitely an engineering marvel you don’t want to miss. I wish I knew how to find out when it was going to lower, as I would love to see it!

23  Thank Salamandy24
Reviewed 4 October 2017

Awesome views of the Cape Cod Canal can be obtained here. If you are fortunate enough to have the time to stick around to see the bridge actually go up and down for the train, it is interesting to see. The area is large and...More

3  Thank Linda G
Reviewed 13 September 2017

An iconic view from nearly anywhere along the Bourne or Buzzards Bay waterfront. Play a game with the kids - "bridge is up/down"

Thank neilbW2536XR
Reviewed 22 August 2017

Hubby and I went for a ride and ended up getting ice cream (hot fudge sundae) and then taking it down to the railroad bridge on the canal to enjoy- what a great visit. We saw many barges go by and even the canal cruise...More

1  Thank lbene351
Reviewed 8 August 2017

The Railroad bridge that spans the Cape Cod Canal is the second longest lift bridge in the United States (it was THE longest when it was built in 1933) Watching it go down and the train cross and go back up again fascinates both visitors...More

Thank Cynthia L
Reviewed 24 July 2017 via mobile

We were in the visitors center when my 10 year old heard the sound of the crossing gate signal. He loves trains! We ran down the way to watch the train pass through the lift bridge. It was fun to watch. We were lucky to...More

Thank Agb2007
Reviewed 12 July 2017

Best time to be at the canal train bridge is 7:30 PM. The bridge will go down and the train will go over to drop the people off in Buzzards Bay. The kids and adults will enjoy it. The dinner train will follow shortly after....More

Thank JoAnn089
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MeanMama
10 June 2016|
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Response from SimplySuzy | Reviewed this property |
Great question. The lowers a few times a day for train passage - often for the trash train in the morning and evening. Keep your eyes peeled for the Cape Flyer schedule as those are guaranteed times the bridge will lower.
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