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Route 6A (The Old King's Highway)

Sandwich, MA
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Not as cool as I thought it would be

It was nice to stop in a few of the small towns along the way but the ride itself was not what I... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Wendy J
via mobile
A soothing break from route 6

Sandwich has so many interesting things to see and do. Why pass it by doing 65 on 6. Both Fran... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Derby Line, Vermont
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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.
  • Excellent64%
  • Very good30%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“beautiful drive” (20 reviews)
“antique shops” (17 reviews)
“side roads” (11 reviews)
Sandwich, MA
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Reviewed 1 week ago 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
Reviewed 1 week ago

Sandwich has so many interesting things to see and do. Why pass it by doing 65 on 6. Both Fran and I enjoyed out stay and most likely return. I look forward to it.

Thank 421Chaz
Reviewed 1 week ago

Before driving from boston to provincetown we expected something else. A lot of the route is one lane each way which means you get stuck behind people. There are some things to see along the way but mostly evergreen trees and small stores. What we...More

Thank Michelle M
Reviewed 12 October 2017

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 12 October 2017

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 10 October 2017

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 10 October 2017

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 7 October 2017

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 6 October 2017 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 3 October 2017

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
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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.
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.