Fishing is permitted from the Canal banks in all areas except Massachusetts Maritime Academy and the Canal Administration area in Buzzards Bay. Caution is advised as the rip rap slopes can be slippery. Access point for handicap fishing is available at the Sandwich bulkhead area and the Scusset Beach fishing pier. Salt water fishing and lobstering are subject to state regulations and licensing.
Saltwater anglers in Massachusetts are required to purchase a Recreational Saltwater Fishing Permit. For more details and to obtain a permit visit the Massachusetts Division of Marine Fisheries website.
Cycling visitors to Cape Cod enjoy the dramatic landscapes, the contrasts between bay, pond and ocean and numerous bicycle paths—114 miles of paths in all, and more are planned or in progress. Picture-perfect towns, sea coasts and lighthouses are plentiful along the routes. Nickerson State Forest in Brewster offers beautiful campsites adjacent to the 22-mile long Cape Cod Rail Trail. In season, Bostonians can take their bicycles onto a ferry which will place them in Provincetown, a cycler’s dream. Or, they can take their bikes for free aboard the seasonal train service from Boston to Cape Cod.