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“Sagamore to Provincetown”

Ranked #2 of 50 things to do in Sandwich
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Owner description: 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.
Reviewed December 12, 2013

We traveled the full length of RT 6, taking side trips to lighthouses , windmills and small shops. This road and Rt 28 combine to make a great road trip thru the Cape.

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Reviewed October 23, 2013

Old King's Highway was the First Highway in America. First it was an Animal Path. Then it was a Wampanoag Trial. Then the Pilgrims an Patriots made it into a road for their wagons. Then it became the King's Highway......and now it is th eOld King's Highway going from the beginning to the end of Cape cod. It is a Beautiful Road with Captain's Houses and Small Cottages. Large old trees shade it all along the way as it travels from Sandwich to Provincetown. It's a Lovely ride back in time!!!!

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Reviewed October 16, 2013

We always end our time on the Cape by driving home on Rt 6A. We start in Orleans and take it the entire length of the Cape. It is a gorgeous road with lots to see. There is no fast food outlets so one has to be careful to find lunch stops and bathroom breaks, but they are there. Grumpy's in Dennis is a great lunch spot for one. There are many antique shops and art galleries as well as historical spots to see. With a good guide book you can find the interesting side roads to the beaches. Gray's Beach in Yarmouth and the Boardwalk in Sandwich are wonderful places to see and feel the power of the bogs.
Once you try 6A you will use it at least once whenever you visit the Cape.

4  Thank mainelovers1970
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Reviewed September 27, 2013

Rather than rush to our destination on Route 6, w chose the slow road. The Kings Highway is a very slow-paced, beautiful and pleasant drive.

From its apparent beginning as a Native American trail, Route 6A evolved into a principal east-west cart path for early Cape Cod farmers and other settlers. In the late 17th century it became an extension of the Plymouth Colony’s “King’s Highway.” With the rise of 18th century maritime activities on Cape Cod, sea captain homes, taverns and other commercial activities sprouted along the route, giving occasion to Boston-Provincetown stagecoaches to stop.

In the next century, the demise of maritime industries prompted a focus on cranberry production in the district. In fact, we pass a cranberry bog as the crew arrives to begin harvesting.

The Kings Highway 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.

4  Thank James T
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Reviewed September 17, 2013

This drive showcases the charm of the Cape! Beautiful towns and shops all along the way... love this drive!

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