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Race Point Lighthouse - Provincetown MA

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The 5 Best Things to See on U.S. Route 6

The 5 Best Things to See on U.S. Route 6

We asked travel journalist Malerie Yolen-Cohen to share her picks for the 5 best things to see along U. Route once the longest transcontinental highway in America.

The first US-6 marker on our journey, about 1½ miles east of Herring Cove Beach, Provincetown, Massachusetts.  This sits near the boundary of the Cape Cod National Seashore, which was declared a national seashore in 1961.

The first US-6 marker on our journey, about 1½ miles east of Herring Cove Beach, Provincetown, Massachusetts. This sits near the boundary of the Cape Cod National Seashore, which was declared a national seashore in 1961.

This is the westernmost U.S. Route 6 sign today. It’s on the north edge of Bishop, California. The historic highway can take you from near here all the way to the Atlantic Ocean, and what a ride it is!

This is the westernmost U.S. Route 6 sign today. It’s on the north edge of Bishop, California. The historic highway can take you from near here all the way to the Atlantic Ocean, and what a ride it is!

The “Endless Mountains” in northern Pennsylvania are no hype. The mountain range does seem surreally endless; green and rolling, sculptural and shadowy, mostly following the course of the twisty Susquehanna River. Traversing Pennsylvania’s northeastern border is quite a beautiful ride. Begin where the Mavens left off in Hawley PA, then drive 140 miles west for the following bucolic escape:

US Route 6 From Hawley to Wellsboro PA

The “Endless Mountains” in northern Pennsylvania are no hype. The mountain range does seem surreally endless; green and rolling, sculptural and shadowy, mostly following the course of the twisty Susquehanna River. Traversing Pennsylvania’s northeastern border is quite a beautiful ride. Begin where the Mavens left off in Hawley PA, then drive 140 miles west for the following bucolic escape:

US 6 through Massachusetts (road trip to Cape Cod):  90 miles from New Bedford to Provincetown. New Bedford is a great place to pick up U.S. Route 6. Once the world's largest whaling port, the city still boasts a large fleet of fishing trawlers & scallop dredgers. Its seafood catch is the largest in the nation by dollar volume. The whaling industry left it with a rich legacy of 19th-century mansions & commercial buildings.

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US 6 through Massachusetts (road trip to Cape Cod): 90 miles from New Bedford to Provincetown. New Bedford is a great place to pick up U.S. Route 6. Once the world's largest whaling port, the city still boasts a large fleet of fishing trawlers & scallop dredgers. Its seafood catch is the largest in the nation by dollar volume. The whaling industry left it with a rich legacy of 19th-century mansions & commercial buildings.

Somerset Creamery - Route 6, Somerset, MA. Best local ice cream

Somerset Creamery - Route 6, Somerset, MA. Best local ice cream

The British Beer Company Restaurant and Pub - Sandwich.  Good beers, live music.

The British Beer Company Restaurant and Pub - Sandwich. Good beers, live music.

US Route 6 Tourist Assocsiation Nebraska

US Route 6 Tourist Assocsiation Nebraska

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