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Route 6A (The Old King's Highway)

Sandwich, MA
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a beautiful drive through history

what a wonderful change from driving the midcape highway or 28. Its really scenic, with a road... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
New York City, New York
Scenic drive

Travelled along it after visiting Sandwich. Had looked at getting something in Sandwich but all... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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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

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

Thank BoJoZa
Reviewed 1 week ago

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

Thank 30Paul27
Reviewed 1 week ago 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.

Thank Mark H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

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

Thank Elfriede M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

So much to see off the highway. Slow down, see what real Cape Cod life is like. It is beautiful and worth a pause. As driving through the area, saw so many cars pulling into a restaurant so turned around and joined them. Excellent and...More

2  Thank JoyceVanPelt
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Ideal way to traverse the Cape Cod experience. Several side roads directly to isolate public beaches. Many very old homes to enjoy viewing as you pass by. The tour of the glass factory museum in Sandwich well worth the visit. Several lighthouses on the route.

1  Thank rdurkis
Reviewed 13 June 2017

For a nice leisurely ride to experience the beautify of the Cape this is road for you. This is not the road to take if you are in a hurry. It is particularly nice if you are on a motorcycle. Plenty of places to stop...More

1  Thank Peter R
Reviewed 27 May 2017

Meander down this beautoful road with antique homes, manicured lawns, interesting shops and plenty of spots to eat.

1  Thank mpd
Reviewed 17 May 2017

beautiful to drive, many shops along the way, nice way to see the cape. Nice restaurant for breakfast lunch or dinner. Many charming town to visit.

Thank dotdotgriffin
Reviewed 3 May 2017

You can drive route 6A all the way from the canal in Sandwich to the Orleans rotary and from there get back onto it in Truro on into Provincetown. This a leisurely drive with many side trips along the way into harbors, beaches, parks, villages...More

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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
26 November 2016|
Response from Melissa C | Reviewed this property |
Yes. Go to their website and get a ticket for a day and an appointment.
18 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.