The Commonwealth of Massachusetts offers visitors a diverse landscape of mountains, valleys, uplands, forests, rivers, lakes, bays, and the ocean. It’s an ideal state to view the foliage in the fall and visit the beaches in the summer (especially those located in Cape Cod). As one of the most desirable areas of the state, Cape Cod is an arm-shaped peninsula bordered by several major bodies of water including the Atlantic Ocean, Buzzards Bay, Cape Cod Bay, and the Cape Cod Canal.

Cape Cod provides resplendent maritime scenery of pristine beaches, massive sand dunes, and coastal plains that you just can’t find anywhere else. Throughout the Cape, travelers can encounter charming historic villages with plenty of churches and houses that are on the National Register of Historic Places. 

One of the best ways to see Cape Cod is not via its main artery, Highway Route 6, but along The Old King’s Highway, otherwise known as Route 6A. Here’s a link to an interactive Google Map that will help you navigate during your journey.

So, load up your vehicle (preferably one that’s a 4×4) with road trip snacks and drinks, a bag with all your beach gear, and your bikes. Then, get ready for a drive through some of the best of what Cape Cod has to offer — ending with a spectacular adventure through coastal sand dunes.

Are you ready for an incredible adventure along Cape Cod’s Route 6A? This unforgettable adventure will get you off the main highway and onto the historic scenic byway to explore parts of Cape Cod you didn’t even know existed. If you want to add some additional stops along this trip, consider the Cape Cod Rail Trail, the Whydah Pirate Museum, Wellfleet’s Great Island, and Rock Harbor in Orleans.