The Perfect Fall Road Trip in Massachusetts!

Massachusetts road trips are truly spectacular in the fall. The cool, crisp air and local harvests—not to mention the amazing fall foliage—make for a relaxing and fun getaway. Get to know the beautiful Bay State a little bit better. Follow along Route 6A and enjoy the perfect fall road trip in Massachusetts! 

1. Hole in One Bakery and Breakfast, Eastham, MA

Start your day in Cape Cod and enjoy some fresh roasted coffee at Hole in One Bakery and Breakfast. Check out their amazing donuts and breakfast selections, too.

Boston cream muffin! #muffins #bavariancream #chocolate #bakery #donutshop #handcut #donuts #cookies #shortbreadbars #eastham #capecod

A post shared by Hole In One Bakery (@theholeinone_eastham) on

2. Cape Cod National Seashore

The Cape Cod National Seashore is visible as you travel along Route 6A. With stops in several towns, the beaches and trails are sublime. Fall foliage is expected to peak the third week in October and is stunning when viewed along this route.

Surfs up at Marconi

A post shared by John Perry (@jjperryjr24) on

3. 6A Café, East Sandwich, MA

Stop for lunch in East Sandwich at the 6A Café. Have breakfast for lunch or check out their great assortment of sandwiches, salads and burgers. Their meatloaf hash is sublime!

#eggsbenedict #fordayz #instayum #omnomnom #capecod #capecodder

A post shared by Shant (@dikorutzidoc) on

4. Bourne Trails, Bourne, MA

Just a short drive from your lunch spot, you can walk off your meal along the Bourne Trails. Enjoy rustic paths through brilliant field—almost all with views of the beach or the bay in full view.

5. Crow Farm, Sandwich, MA

Yes, you’ll back track a few miles to get here, but after your hike, a visit to the Crow Farm apple orchard is well worth your while. Pick a few apples or simply pick up a bag to go. You’ll enjoy them throughout the remainder of your road trip.

6. Barnstable House, Barnstable, MA

With hauntings reported as recently as 2005, Barnstable House is said to be haunted by a previous owner. Dubbed “The House of 11 Ghosts,” Edmund Hawes hanged himself on the property countless years ago. The house has been visited by Syfy Channel’s “Ghost Hunters.” Tours are available.

7. Barnstable Brewing, Hyannis, MA

Visit for a cold brew to end your long day of driving. Barnstable Brewing is new, and is the perfect place to unwind. Sample one of 28 beers brewed onsite. Consider taking a brewery tour the next time you’re in town.

8. Wellfleet Motel & Lodge, Wellfleet, MA

A 45-minute drive from Hyannis finds you in Wellfleet, and the Wellfleet Mote & Lodge is a perfect sport to stay the night. The owners provide an “inn” feel, but the amenities are akin to those in a nice hotel. You’ll be rested and refreshed after a good night’s sleep here.

9. Flying Fish Café & Deli, Wellfleet, MA

You’ll love the pancakes and fresh fruit at the Flying Fish Café and Deli, plus it’s just minutes from where you spend the night. Fuel up here as you continue your drive along Route 6A.

10. Provincetown Sand Dunes, Provincetown, MA

At the end of Route 6A you’ll find Provincetown, and in addition to this eclectic, artsy town you’ll love the sand dunes. Easily viewed from the road, they’re even more spectacular when you get out and walk on the sand. There is a parking lot and beach adjacent to the dunes that allow you to do just that. Be sure to bring your camera!

Massachusetts Search
Best Things To Do Near You
Best Things To Do Near You
Dec
05

Saint Nicholas Festival

Quincy Point Congregational Church Quincy, MA
Learn More
Dec
05

Chelmsford Craft Fair

9:00 AM
Parker Middle School Chelmsford, MA
Learn More
Dec
05

Muchos Méxicos: Crossroads of the Americas Exhibition

9:00 AM
Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology Cambridge, MA
Learn More
Dec
05

From the Hands of the Makers Exhibition

9:00 AM
Harvard Museum of Natural History Cambridge, MA
Learn More
Dec
05

New England Holiday Craft Spectacular

10:00 AM
Starland Sportsplex and Fun Park Hanover, MA
Learn More
Show More
Best Places To Go Near You
Best Places To Go Near You
161 Essex Street, Salem, MA
Mission & Vision StatementThe mission of the Peabody Essex Museum is to celebrate outstanding artistic and cultural creativity by collecting, s... Read More
397 Main Street, Hyannis, MA
MISSION: The John F. Kennedy Hyannis Museum Foundation preserves and promotes the legacy of President Kennedy, his family, and their deep connecti... Read More
135 South Street, Hyannis, MA
The Cape Cod Maritime Museum is a nonprofit organization based in Hyannis, Massachusetts, Cape Cod's first museum dedicated to the maritime culture... Read More
25 Harbor Shore Drive, Boston, MA
The Institute of Contemporary Art strives to share the pleasures of reflection, inspiration, provocation, and imagination that contemporary art off... Read More
465 Huntington Avenue, Boston, MA
The Museum of Fine Arts houses and preserves preeminent collections and aspires to serve a wide variety of people through direct encounters with wo... Read More
700 Boylston Street, Boston, MA
Within its collection of 23 million items, the library boasts a wealth of rare books and manuscripts, maps, musical scores and prints. Among its la... Read More
Phillips Academy 180 Main Street, Andover, MA
The Addison Gallery of American Art, on the campus of Phillips Academy in Andover, Massachusetts, opened its doors to the public in May 1931, at a ... Read More
59 School Street, Edgartown, MA
The Mission of the Martha's Vineyard Museum: "To bring together persons interested in the history of Martha's Vineyard, to collect and preserve sig... Read More
4 Vestal Street, Nantucket, MA
Our Mission is to increase knowledge and public awareness of the universe and the natural world through programs of scientific research and educati... Read More
15 State Street, Boston, MA
The Boston National Historical Park sites are connected by the Freedom Trail. Recognized as a National Recreation Trail, the 3-mile trail is a walk... Read More
250 North Great Road, Lincoln, MA
Minute Man National Historical Park is located 22 miles outside of Boston within the towns of Lexington, Lincoln and Concord, Massachusetts. The pa... Read More
455 Oak Street, Brockton, MA
Mission: Fuller Craft Museum is a dynamic environment where craft is experienced through exhibitions, education, outreach, and collaboration. We e... Read More
25 Evans Way, Boston, MA
Mission StatementThe Museum exercises cultural and civic leadership by nurturing a new generation of talent in the arts and humanities; by deliveri... Read More
539 Washington Street, Boston, MA
Boston Ballet’s mission is to bring new levels of excellence to ballet -- both on and offstage. We will accomplish this through a process tha... Read More
193 Salem Street, Boston, MA
Mission Statement The Old North Foundation was established in 1991 as a secular, independent 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. Its mission is to: ... Read More
Show More
Select a Massachusetts town to find
the Best Things-To-Do and Places To Go around you
Nantucket County