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Route 6A (The Old King's Highway)

Sandwich, MA
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Amazing Trip

This is one of the best road trips to take. Stop off in Plymouth first for breakfast, then take all... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Brian K
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Houston, Texas
Meander Along Cape Cod

Driving Rt. 6A is a slow and scenic way to see Cape Cod. Lots of small shops, local businesses, and... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
CapeUW
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Sandwich, Massachusetts
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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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  • Very good29%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“beautiful drive” (20 reviews)
“antique shops” (18 reviews)
“cape cod” (76 reviews)
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Sandwich, MA
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"beautiful drive"
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"antique shops"
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"cape cod"
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"new england"
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"leisurely drive"
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"slow down"
in 6 reviews
"great road"
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"nice ride"
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"wild turkeys"
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"takes longer"
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"cranberry bogs"
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"take your time"
in 7 reviews
"beautiful scenery"
in 4 reviews
"tourist season"
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"sagamore bridge"
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"orleans"
in 28 reviews
"towns"
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Reviewed 3 days ago

This is one of the best road trips to take. Stop off in Plymouth first for breakfast, then take all the little roads to the left.

Thank Brian K
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Driving Rt. 6A is a slow and scenic way to see Cape Cod. Lots of small shops, local businesses, and a taste of Cape Cod before the mid-cape highway was the way to go. This is a nice way to get a taste of Cape...More

1  Thank CapeUW
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We were recommended to take this route and avoid the main highway. It was decidedly a good idea. We did this during a time of heavy rain and it was still beautiful. In early June, the rhododendrons were blooming and the green of the trees...More

1  Thank RJK_Chicago
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Reviewed May 14, 2018

Nice alternative to the main highway that takes you through a number of pretty towns. Be aware that there are many speed restrictions so count on taking some time

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Reviewed May 12, 2018

After enjoying our hot pastrami sandwiches from The Deli in Sandwich, our family drove the entire length of Route 6A and discovered many scenic vistas, beautiful beaches, dunes, quaint New England towns, and historic homes along the way. There are many side streets to visit...More

2  Thank Alan S
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Reviewed May 10, 2018

6A is a great for a scenic cruise. It begins in Sagamore, and will take you all the way to the Orleans rotary, or roundabout. From this point, you can travel on to Provincetown, Orleans, and Chatham.

1  Thank David L
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Reviewed April 28, 2018 via mobile

If you have the time and are not a person in a hurry, this is the road to drive out on the Cape. You drive through several quaint New England coastal towns with many small shops to stop at. It's a great drive if you...More

Thank Jim B
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Reviewed February 13, 2018

This was a very nice drive with many cute houses and buildings to see. However there where many stretches with nothing to see and since we traveled through in November, there were very few shops open to stop at. I don't think we will travel...More

1  Thank Alaksantraveler
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Reviewed February 7, 2018

This route is as scenic as they get. We were stopping at every overlook there was. And there were a lot! We are planning to come back againg the following summer.

Thank Dina D
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Reviewed November 9, 2017 via mobile

It was nice to stop in a few of the small towns along the way but the ride itself was not what I had hoped. There are lots of antique shops if your into that sort of thing and want to stop and get out...More

Thank Wendy J
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Hope H
April 3, 2018|
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Response from c00perjam | Reviewed this property |
We were there in October which is the off-season so there were very few cars. We spent a few hours and didn't have many stops because many of the shops and restaurants were closed for the season.
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filer
March 2, 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
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clcofkings
November 26, 2016|
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Response from Melissa C | Reviewed this property |
Yes. Go to their website and get a ticket for a day and an appointment.
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