There’s something magical about driving along Route 6A. The charm, natural beauty and countless things to do make it a perfect family destination. Here are 6 things to do on Route 6A that are fun for kids AND adults!

Taylor Bray Farm

Taylor Bray Farm in Yarmouth Port is just off of 6A and has been one of my go-to spots since my children were infants. It’s stroller friendly, so it’s easy to bring children of all ages. If you go earlier in the morning, you might be lucky enough to see the staff feeding the animals. Please note that you are not allowed to feed the animals, but there is a link on their website to sign up to volunteer on the farm! There are plenty of picnic benches for snack or lunch time. Enjoy visiting with chickens, goats, sheep, donkeys, and of course Chloe the cow. There’s a beautiful view of the marsh and conservation land, and a great walking trail that goes behind the farm. Keep an eye out for fun events at the farm, too!

Drummer Boy Park

Drummer Boy Park in Brewster is another great stop along 6A. There are beautiful open fields, a playground, a windmill, natural rocks to climb on and a walking trail. This park is filled with history and natural beauty! It’s  great for a quick visit or a prolonged stay, and it is stroller friendly. The fields are perfect for a picnic lunch or snack, and it’s enjoyable any time of year. This is another great spot to keep an eye out for seasonal family events, like their holiday windmill lighting on December 2nd.

Cape Cod Museum of Natural History

The Cape Cod Museum of Natural History in Brewster is a perfect stop for children of all ages. Initially, I used this as my go to rainy day activity, but there’s also a host of fun things to do outside. The upstairs of the museum has beautiful display of the natural history of Cape Cod, including some fun hands on activities for the littles. My children immediately run downstairs for the aquarium every time. The tide pool is their favorite, and there are so many amazing sea creatures to be seen in all the tanks. The outside of the museum has a mud kitchen that is open seasonally and a small walking trail in the woods with beautiful, exotic flowers and plants. There are some great summer camps, STEM programs and guided walks that are offered on their website, as well.

Paine’s Creek Beach

Paine’s Creek Beach is a year round favorite of ours. No matter the tide or the weather, my kids always have a great time exploring here. Whether it’s barefoot or in rain boots, low tide is a great time to walk the beach and see all of the fiddler and hermit crabs. There is a traditional beach to the right and an awesome natural lazy river on the left. Sunsets here in the evening are spectacular, as well. There is minimal parking in the summer, but on the off season you should have no problem parking right in the lot.

Snowy Owl Coffee Roasters & Great Cape Arboretum

My two-in-one and personal favorite destination along Route 6A is the Snowy Owl Coffee Roasters in Brewster and the Great Cape Arboretum located right behind. If you’re towing small children, I recommend ordering your coffee ahead of time online. There are so many delicious options, but my personal favorite is their iced dirty chai. If you’re hungry, you can’t go wrong with their bacon egg and cheese empanada, and my kids go crazy for their zucchini or pumpkin loaf. There is ample outdoor seating, but it’s even better to bring your coffee and snacks out back to the arboretum. There are benches and swings to sit in, and a great little walking path that guides you throughout the area.

Whether you’re planning a short visit or day-long outing, you can’t go wrong cruising down 6A and soaking in all the fun it has to offer!


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