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Route 6A (The Old King's Highway)

Sandwich, MA
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"All the way on 6A"

Yes that is the name of a book about 6A, but it remains a great way to express the adventure of the... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Cape Cod, Massachusetts
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Gorgeous Views Along Highway

A very scenic ride - beaches, shops, watercraft, beach cottages, dunes, restaurants, historic small... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Rita S
Brevard County, Florida
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Route 6A, which is on the northern, or bay side, of Cape Cod, winds its way through some of the oldest villages in America, including Bourne, Sandwich, Barnstable, Yarmouth, Dennis, Brewster and Orleans. Many of the homes and churches along this tree-shaded road are listed on the National Register of Historic Places.If you are interested in seeing what Cape Cod looked like before tourists discovered it, and want to visit some of the best quaint, little shops in New England, Route 6A is the place to be.
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“cape cod” (71 reviews)
Sandwich, MA
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Yes that is the name of a book about 6A, but it remains a great way to express the adventure of the experience. Some areas are more scenic, some with shopping and some with historical significance. Take the time to stop and see the sights...More

Thank Boxcar37
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A very scenic ride - beaches, shops, watercraft, beach cottages, dunes, restaurants, historic small towns. Great to slow down, unwind, take in the sights, relax, and enjoy the ride up the Cape.

1  Thank Rita S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I've seen prettier places, but it does help to have things to look at and appears to make the time pass more quickly on the road.

1  Thank DorySCtravel
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Have been to Cape Cod 4 times. Every visit I spend time jogging on 6A. Gorgeous and historical. Little side roads that lead to the beach and beautiful scenery. Many fabulous restaurants and stores to wander into. Worth the time!

2  Thank Staci B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Just a great scenic drive to Provincetown. Winds it's way along the shore with some great scenery. Nice to take a different route and traffic seems less that Route 6, but does take some extra time.

1  Thank Sara B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

It was a beautiful drive! I thought it'd be more touristy, but not at all. Must be amazing to drive in the fall.

Thank Agb2007
Reviewed 15 July 2017

what a wonderful change from driving the midcape highway or 28. Its really scenic, with a road that twists and turns as it passes through small towns. We armed ourselves with the local "Along Route 6A" map and just stopped any place that looked interesting....More

1  Thank BoJoZa
Reviewed 11 July 2017

Travelled along it after visiting Sandwich. Had looked at getting something in Sandwich but all seemed closed on Monday at 3.30 pm. Headed to Marshlands on 6A. Delightful place. Hadn't much time so maybe more time to take roads to the beaches or to stop...More

2  Thank 30Paul27
Reviewed 11 July 2017 via mobile

Great road with lots to see. Slow at times but many places to pull off and wait. Go during week and mid day or late evening for twisties and scenery of all sorts.

1  Thank Mark H
Reviewed 8 July 2017 via mobile

If anyone has the time this is a fabulous drive Lots of historical homes and farm and quaint stores. A must see

1  Thank Elfriede M
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Questions & Answers
2 March 2017|
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Response from FYIWorld | Property representative |
The Sandwich Line travels along route 6A through historical downtown Sandwich and route 28 to Hyannis. Passengers may board the Sandwich Line at any of the scheduled bus stops or they may flag the bus down anywhere along the... More
27 November 2016|
Response from Melissa C | Reviewed this property |
Yes. Go to their website and get a ticket for a day and an appointment.
19 September 2016|
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Response from FYIWorld | Property representative |
It varies by season but generally the best time is during the week when there are less visitors on the Cape.