Day Trip: Route 6A – Old King’s Highway

Cape Cod Life  /  Annual Life 2022 / ,

Writer: Julie Craven Wagner

Next stop on our Day Trip series: yesteryear. A drive down Old King’s Highway, more commonly known as US Route 6A, is not only charming and pleasant in all its bucolic splendor, but educational and informative as well. The winding road which traverses through seven separate and distinct hamlets of Cape Cod, offers a relatively unchanged vista from that of days before. Established as a historic district in 1973, it is the largest such district in the country, spanning 35 miles of tree lined, quaint villages. Sagamore, a village of the sprawling town of Bourne, is the first enclave as it sits along the banks of the Cape Cod Canal and is witness to the endless marine traffic that passes through one of the busiest waterways in this part of the world. The recently renovated Sagamore Inn has been a favorite of visitors and locals since the 1930s. The restaurant serves family favorites like local seafood, signature steak tips, Northern Italian specialties and flatbread pizzas, both in the cozy restaurant and lounge as well as al fresco on the patio or under their newly installed tented pavilion. Weddings and other special occasions are deftly handled by their catering staff that makes sure every event is memorable. Only steps away from the Canal’s walkway, the shady oasis of the Inn is a great place to stop for lunch or dinner. Photo courtesy of Beach Realty Beach Realty Sandwich offers historic attractions, glorious beaches and great restaurants. The team of professionals at Beach Realty knows Cape Cod well, and specializes in Oceanfront home sales and beach rentals. Offering an array of services since 1986, Beach Realty maintains an outstanding selection of properties. Call today and Stay A While. 133 N Shore Blvd, East Sandwich • 508-888-4998 • BeachRealtyCapeCod.com Café Chew Sandwich’s Sandwichery…

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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.