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Route 6A (The Old King's Highway)

Sandwich, MA
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Thank goodness we took this route. The main highway, 6, looks like any other road in any other... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Saint Louis, Missouri
Very nice drive

We did this drive in September on a rainy day but still enjoyed it. there are a lot of sights to... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Trevor B
Redland City, Australia
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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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  • Average3%
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“beautiful drive” (20 reviews)
“antique shops” (17 reviews)
“quaint towns” (9 reviews)
Sandwich, MA
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Thank goodness we took this route. The main highway, 6, looks like any other road in any other town. As first timers to Cape Cod, we found 6A to be exactly what you might imagine Cape Cod to look like. We visited in early October,...More

Thank c00perjam
Reviewed 1 week ago

We did this drive in September on a rainy day but still enjoyed it. there are a lot of sights to see. recommend doing it on a fine sunny day.

Thank Trevor B
Reviewed 1 week ago

The main highway--route 6--is boring and all you see is trees. But--6A--is slower and full of interesting things to see.It only goes about half way up the cape.

Thank suedo66
Reviewed 1 week ago

Only mosey along 6A for a taste of what New England charm has to offer. Lovely route through Sandwich, Barnstable, Hyannis and more! Lovely drive, stop in at the Narvano coffee shop for coffee and a sandwich, keep driving to go thru the towns and...More

Thank Stacy D
Reviewed 1 week ago

Since we were staying on 6A, we did a lot of traveling up and down this road, through several lovely towns along the way. This is more for a scenic, less-rushed sort of driving around. Of course this is the end of the season, so...More

Thank Ellie V
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A drive along route 6A is to be exposed to the beauty of the architectural delights of Cape Cod and quaint towns on the way. Don’t miss it if you are visiting Cape Cod.

Thank Joseca80
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

For a leisurely drive on the Cape, Route 6A is great! It's very rural and goes through little towns and next to marshy areas. Much quieter and less commercial than Rt. 28 that runs on the southern side of the Cape, and definitely more scenic...More

Thank jeanawim
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Driving along the 6A is so much more pleasant that the hectic Route 6. The 6A goes through lots of lovely villages and there are several turnoffs that lead to beaches. Also, there is not too much traffic on the 6A which adds to the...More

Thank mjc404
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Driving beautiful Route 6A was one of my favorite things to do when visiting Cape Cod! I loved the slow paced drive through beautiful little towns, stopping when something caught our eye. The homes were beautiful, the landscaping and flowers were gorgeous. The occasional windmill...More

Thank Andrea B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is the main highway thru Cape Cod extending all the way to Provincetown. Easy to access and well marked to locate all the tiny towns on the Cape.

Thank E3129VXjohnb
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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
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.