A Day Along Historic Route 6A

The Cape’s Old King’s Highway (historic Route 6A) has been designated as a National Scenic Byway – joining the select ranks of American roads treasured for their distinctive scenic and historic character. Antiques, stunning vistas, beaches, quaint villages, eclectic shops, and trendy restaurants. Route 6A has them all! Here’s a sampling of our favorite attractions to help guide your daytrip along historic Route 6A.

 

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Amazing Antiques
  • Sandwich Antiques Center, 131 Route 6A, Sandwich. This amazing, 5000 square feet, multi-dealer shop is consistently rated ‘best of the Cape.’
  • Antiques Center of Cape Cod, 243 Route 6A, Dennis. Depression glass, China ephemera, collectible dolls, and more. Peculiar paintings and ornate furniture stand out among a sea of wares in this massive showroom.
  • Eldred’s Auction Gallery, 1483 Route 6A, East Dennis. As the oldest continuously operating auction house in New England, Eldred’s is a favorite for collectors worldwide.

 

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Beautiful Beaches
  • The Sandwich Boardwalk, 103 Wood Ave, Sandwich, is a beautiful spot to stroll above the marsh. End up on a lovely Town Neck beach with dunes and protected areas for endangered birds’ nesting habitats.
  • Gray’s Beach and Boardwalk, 400 Center St., Yarmouth. One of our favorite sunset-viewing spots, featuring an eight-hundred-foot boardwalk over a picturesque marsh and unbeatable ocean views.
  • Corporation Beach, 250 Corporation Rd., Dennis. Beautiful horseshoe-shaped beach, great amenities. Walk around the point – all the way to Mayflower Beach! – at low tide.
  • Brewster Beaches. Park at the end of Crosby Lane, one-half mile north of Route 6A in Brewster, to hike through all the natural beauty Cape Cod has to offer – seascapes, dunes, bogs, coastal woodlands, wildflowers and more.

 

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Delectable Dining
  • Inaho Japanese Restaurant, 157 Route 6A, Yarmouth Port. Outstanding sushi and Japanese. Always fresh, innovative, and inimitably crave-able!
  • Old Yarmouth Inn, 223 Route 6A, Yarmouth Port. The quintessential Cape Cod gem. An Inn built in 1696 with great meals and excellent, entertaining service.
  • Scargo Café, 799 Route 6A, Dennis. Contemporary, comfortable, and creative. It’s all great here: the food sources, inventiveness, cooking, and plating. Be sure to try the famous grapenut custard!
  • FIN, 800 Main St, Dennis. Astonishingly good, sustainable, seafood dishes paired with eclectic wines and creative cocktails.
  • The Pheasant, 905 Main Street, Dennis. Local, bold, and dynamic fare for foodies who appreciate made-from-scratch in a beautiful, rustic setting.
  • Hallett’s Ice Cream Shop, 139 Route 6A, Yarmouth Port. Discerning frozen fix devotees swear by Hallet’s for homemade ice cream, sandwiches, and old-fashioned sodas. It’s like stepping back in time. Hasn’t changed since 1889!

 

Farm Fresh
  • Taylor-Bray Farm, 108 Bray Farm Road North, Yarmouth Port. Taylor-Bray Farm takes you back to the days of Plymouth Colony and agricultural Cape Cod and offers so much to see and do. A renovated 18th century farmhouse. Adorable sheep, goats, Scottish Highland cattle, donkeys, chickens, and Chloe the Yak. Sign up to feed the animals. Check out breathtaking Black Flats Marsh. Take it all in!
  • Cape Abilities Farm, 15 Route 6A, Dennis. Cape Abilities Farm provides employment and training for people with disabilities. Stop in to learn more about their mission and stock up on the freshest produce, flowers, and locally source treats.

 

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Mesmerizing Museums
  • The Edward Gorey House, 8 Strawberry Lane, Yarmouth Port. Explore renowned writer, artist, and playwright Edward Gorey’s eclectic home and astonishing work.
  • Cape Cod Museum of Art, 60 Hope Lane, Dennis. Seven galleries, a sculpture garden, film-screening room, and museum shop celebrating generations of the Cape’s finest artists. What’s not to love?
  • Cape Cod Museum of Natural History, 869 Route 6A, Brewster. Located on the shore of Cape Cod Bay and surrounded by 300 acres with nature trails meandering through woodland and salt marsh, this 17,000 square foot museum features the most amazing glimpse into what makes the natural Cape so special. Coastal change. Native American presence. Animals and habitats. Indigenous birds. Aquarium with salt, brackish and freshwater specimens. And more!

 

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Sensational Shopping
  • Lemon Tree Village Shops, 1069 Route 6A, Brewster. Unique shopping abounds in this cheery compound of small shops. Pottery, bird houses, gifts, clothing, arts, and crafts, and more. Don’t miss The Cook Shop – fourth generation family-owned and a favorite of locals and summer visitors – for amazing gourmet food, gadgets, glassware, tableware, and more!
  • Parnassus Book Service, 220 Route 6A, Yarmouth Port. This third-generation, family-owned bookstore houses a wonderful selection of new, used, and rare books. You’ll love getting lost in this shop as much as you’ll love getting lost in your new book!
  • Barfield’s Lamp Shop, 175 Route 6a Unit 1, Yarmouth Port. Look no further than this artisan shop for the most beautiful custom shades and unique lamps, as well as their amazing collection of sandwich glass, whale oil and hurricane lamps converted to electric.
  • Simply Vintage, 161 Route 6A, Yarmouth Port. Simply perfect! Don’t miss this beautifully displayed mix of new retail, vintage, antique and resale home décor, and gift items.
  • Just Picked, 13 Willow Street, Yarmouth Port. If these walls could talk! Located in the original general store of Captain James Bacon Crocker (the same Captain Crocker who built our beautiful Inn), and the site of the very first Christmas Tree Shops, Just Picked is owned by the original Christmas Tree Shops founders. What a delight! Reasonably priced jewelry, bags, clothing, home décor, seasonable items, and so much more!
  • VIOLA, 169 Route 6A, Yarmouth Port. Acclaimed equestrian artist Frederique Poulain’s new studio features exquisite hand painted art, ceramic dinnerware and more!

 

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And…Luxurious Lodging

We couldn’t be prouder of The Inn at Yarmouth Port’s prime spot (168 Route 6A, Yarmouth Port) along historic Route 6A on Cape Cod! We’re ready to serve as your home base as you set out for your iconic daytrip. You’ll love our amazing breakfasts and casual, upscale vibe.

 

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