Day Trip: 6A from Brewster to Orleans

Cape Cod Life  /  August 2022 / , , ,

Writer: Julie Craven Wagner / Photographer: Meghan Murphy 

From the Bay to the Breakers Route 6A between Brewster and Orleans follows the crook of the Cape’s elbow along the Brewster Flats to the mighty Atlantic. As we continue the third and final chapter of our Day Trip series, and wind down through the last two towns on Olde King’s Highway, now known as Route 6A, the hamlets of Brewster and Orleans share recognizable similarities with the previous villages to the west, but the distinct seasonal quality that has defined the Cape for over a century, somehow feels more palpable. It isn’t immediately apparent, but the pull of the proximity of the beach and large expanses of water act like an undertow pulling you closer to a personal rendezvous with the sea.  Agway Agway of Cape Cod offers a wide array of premium pet, home, garden and farm supplies.  Dedicated to providing superior value and excellent customer service since 1993. Open 7 days/week, year-round. Shop online at www.agwaycapecod.com for curbside pickup. We have propane and grilling supplies too!20 Lots Hollow Road, Orleans • 508-255-8100 • agwaycapecod.com Café Alfresco is a family run breakfast and lunch eatery on historic Route 6A in the charming seaside village of Brewster, We specialize in açaí bowls, smoothies, gourmet sandwiches, Panino’s, soups and salads. Café Alfresco has been a staple in Brewster for nearly 30 years. We are located in the heart of Lemon Tree Village next door to the Cook Shop.1097 Main Street, Brewster • 508-896-1741 • cafealfrescocapecod.com Coastal Craft GalleryCoastal Craft Gallery’s tagline, “Shop Local for the Extraordinary,” couldn’t be more true at their gallery located in Orleans. With  extraordinary art by local artists and artisans, the gallery offers everything from stained glass, ceramics, and acrylic pieces to jewelry, photography, wire wrapped art and unique shell creations. Find us tucked behind Mahoney’s Atlantic…

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Julie Craven Wagner

Julie Craven Wagner began her experience with Cape Cod Life in 2010 when she joined the sales team after 10 years of working with local businesses on the Cape and Islands with WMVY. In addition to sales, she is the Associate Publisher/Editor of Cape Cod LIFE, Cape Cod HOME, and Cape Cod ART. Growing up on the Outer Cape has given her a unique perspective of life on Cape Cod, from tip to bridge, and that is reflected in her appreciation and presentation of stories found within the pages of our publications. Julie lives in North Falmouth with her husband, Eric, and their yellow lab, Enzo. When she finds free time, she enjoys her Cape Cod life sailing on Buzzards Bay, spending time on the beach in Wellfleet, or exploring Martha’s Vineyard.