Old King's Highway -Route 6-A
Cape Cod, MA
The historic history of the Old King's Highway is a unique experience for bicyclists. Look for the scenic attraction along the way. Before you start out on Route 6-A make sure your bike is 100%. There are limited repair facilities along the way except for an occasional gas station. Bike rental and repair facilities can be found along the Cape Cod Rail Trail. Rest rooms are limited. Public facilities at Nickerson State Park in Brewster, you can buy a drink or snack at one of the many curbside stores. Enjoy Route 6-A, the heart of the historic district. The Old King's Highway winds east and west for 34 miles, past scenic harbors, great salt marshes and places that endure as relics of America's past. It is best suited for experienced bikers because it is heavily traveled. Other routes pass through the historic district. Families may want to try the nearby Setucket Road Bike Path (Yarmouth & Dennis) and the 25 mile Cape Cod Rail Trail between Dennis & Wellfleet joining up with route 6-A at Nickerson State Park. The most important thing to remember when biking Old King's Highway is to always keep to the right and ride in a straight line, single file since it is a narrow road. There is limited parking in most of the villages so look for parking at Shawme Crowell State Forest in Sandwich; Exit 6 Park & Ride lot off Route 6 at Route 132 in Barnstable; Exit 10 Park & Ride lot off Route 6 at Route 124 in Harwich, Route 134 at the Cape Cod Rail Trail in Dennis; Route 137 at the Cape Cod Rail Trail in Brewster and Nickerson State Park in Brewster.