Here’s What You Need to See Along Route 6A on Cape Cod

History meets epic scenery along Route 6A on Cape Cod. This 62-mile stretch is also known as the Old King’s Highway. It runs through some of the Cape’s oldest, most historic towns like Brewster, MA. It also winds through Sandwich, Barnstable, Yarmouth, Dennis, Harwich, and Orleans. There’s plenty to see from the comfort of your car, as the highway is lined with trees. However, there’s even more beauty and historical wonder when you stop at some of its roadside attractions. Visit Cape Cod attractions that are on the National Register of Historic Places or pull over at one of the sandy beaches on the Cape Cod Bay! The highway historic district also boasts unique shops and dining. This route boasts 62 miles of Cape Cod’s history and beauty. 

What’s better? Our inn is located on the Old King’s Highway in Brewster! Discover more of Brewster and Cape Cod with the help of our complimentary Vacation Guide

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Top 3 Stops in Brewster Along Route 6A on Cape Cod

Stop No. 1: Nickerson State Park

Explore the Cape’s outdoors along Route 6A with a stop at Nickerson State Park. This state park has a network of trails that are perfect for hiking or biking. Start your journey alongside salt marshes and sand dunes, then keep pedaling (or trudging!) along to retreat into the pine forests. From leisure to athletic training, Nickerson State Park has it all. Just be sure to wear the right gear and pack the correct snacks so you can stay fueled!

The park’s “Signature Hike” is the Cliff Pond Loop which clocks in at 3.2 miles long and is considered to be of moderate difficulty. This trail loop circles Cliff Pond in Brewster, a popular spot for swimming as well as boating and fishing. Relaxing by this swimming hole is the perfect way to relax after completing this hike!

Stop No. 2: Cape Cod Rail Trail 

If you’re someone who enjoys biking, you have to take a ride on the Cape Cod Rail Trail in Brewster. This 25-mile biking path offers endurance training for athletes as well as views perfectly suited for a leisurely ride. You’ll ride through the most unique offerings of Cape Cod’s nature such as marshes and cranberry bogs! Here, it’s easy to get lost in the beauty of our area on the Cape Cod Rail Trail’s bike path. You can even ride your bike to and from the trail from our inn as a warm-up and cool-down as we’re only 1.5 miles away! 

Stop. No. 3: Candleberry Inn on Cape Cod 

Bed view of the Copeland Room at Candleberry Inn on Cape Cod.

So, you’ve traveled Route 6A on Cape Cod to Nickerson State Park, the Cape Cod Rail Trail, and any other of your specific stops along the way. Rest alongside the Old King’s Highway at Candleberry Inn on Cape Cod. Originally, our inn was a Sea Captain’s home and it has all of the quintessential Cape Cod charm to show for it!

Stay in our historic Copeland Room, named for the building’s original resident, Senator George Copeland. This accommodation has first-level access in the Main House as well as a queen-size bed, views of Route 6A just beyond our lush gardens, and access to all of our first-class amenities. Browse all of our Brewster, MA, bed and breakfast accommodations and book your favorite!