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A Sane Route to Cape Cod (from MetroWest Boston) + ADD NEW ROUTE


14   in Massachusetts Massachusetts140 Miles

By KerriOber
on February 1, 2007

3.0out of 5

2 Riders rated

 Scenery

 Road Quality

 Roadside Amenities

Written Directions

- Start in Wayland, MA.

- Head South on Rt 27, keep an eye out for signs through Sharon and Stoughton, as there are some turns made.

- In Stoughton, turn South on Rt 138 (to avoid Brockton).

- Take Rt 138 South through Easton, and take a left onto Rt 106 heading East.

- Follow 106, and turn south in West Bridgewater onto Rt18/28.

- Rt 28 splits off in Middleboro and you want to take it (Rt 28) heading southeast and follow it down to Buzzards Bay.

- At Buzzards Bay, switch to Rt 6 heading East. This will be your worst traffic. Cross over the Sagamore Bridge, and then you'll enter a traffic circle (yikes!), get off the traffic circle onto Rt6A heading east.

- Now just stay on 6A as it takes you through Sandwich, Yarmouth Port, and into Provincetown etc. You are on the Cape!

Scenery

This route is designed to provide a safe, sane, and less congested route to Cape Cod. Except for the deck around the bridges (which you cannot avoid), it's the best way to get down there.

Road Quality

Mostly fine secondary roads, with stops through towns. You can hop onto this route, if you are traveling from Boston, by getting on Rt 138 on the Boston Milton line, and following it down to Rt 106 East, where you can pick up on the directions. Once you get to Orleans on the Cape, and Rts 28, 6 and 6A merge, you'll be sitting in traffic until you get to Truro, and you can pull off 6, when 6A appears again, to lead you along the shore into Provincetown.

Roadside Amenities

6A on the Cape, you go through some of the prettiest, and least touristy parts of Cape Cod. Yarmouth Port, Dennis, and Brewster have lots of spots to stop, and shop, or eat. If you are planning to go to Hyannis, Yarmouth, or Chatham; stay on 6A, and connect down on one of the smaller routes. While on the Cape, do what you can to stay off of 6 and 28. People drive like banshees on RT 6, and Rt 28 is one big strip mall, and you'll get carpal tunnel syndrome holding your clutch in. There's many campgrounds, and the Cape Cod National Seashore. If you camp on the Cape, be aware that there are tons of coyotes, especially around the Seashore, so lock away your food.

Additional Info

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By Guest
on August 26, 2010 3 out of 3 members found this review useful.

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I'd like to make an amendment to the route. I'd say stick on rt 106 all the way until it meets/merges with 3a and then take 3a to the Sagamore bridge and you can stay on 6a or head to your Cape destination. 3a takes you down through "down town" Plymouth, expect a little congestion through all of the shops and restaurants, after that its just miles of scenic driving along the coast to the Cape.

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By Howitzer
on June 24, 2013 0 out of 0 members found this review useful.

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Motorcycle Year 2002

Motorcycle Make Kawasaki

Motorcycle Type Sport

I didn't find this route to be as scenic as I hoped. I came from Boston, so I hopped on the route starting from I-93 to Rt. 138. There were a lot of two lane roads, of mostly good quality. However, not much scenery. I much prefer the Rt. 1A up north in Cape Ann.

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