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I hope this saves some time for our guests at Rock Village Bed & Breakfast and helps plan your trip to New England. Holidays and weekends are busy with traffic after July 4th so try to plan your trip accordingly. June and September are great travel periods because traffic is not generally an issue however; many seasonal activities have not started or have discontinued.
A drive down the arm of Massachusetts on 6A is always a good choice during June and September. The Sandwich Antique Center, Heritage Plantation and the Blown Glass museum in Sandwich are great adventures. Sandy Neck beach can be seen from Barnstable Harbor along 6A. Some of the most beautiful towns are Chatham, New Orleans and Truro.
For a faster ride use the mid-cape highway parallel to 6A. Another great adventure would be a day trip to Marthaís Vineyard on the fast ferry out of New Bedford, avoiding cape traffic. You can bring your car or rent a motorbike after landing. The Newport Mansions in Rhode Island are also a wonderful day trip. Specialty tours including dinner, etc. can be arranged.
For live performances see Cape Cod Melody Tent.
For those who would rather spend the whole day on the water check out the whale watching cruises and deep-sea fishing with Captain John or maybe a cruise down the Cape Cod Canal out of Plymouth Harbor would be more suitable. There is also a ferry over to Provincetown, the tip of Massachusetts, from Plymouth harbor at 10AM. The countryside is beautiful and can be viewed from a train.
For beach lovers, the sand dunes of Sandy Neck are very pretty but the water is chilly on the North side. The warm side of the cape is the south side. Onset beach and or Horse Neck beach are warm, but there is an undertow at Horse Neck Beach so be careful! Falmouth beaches are warm and beautiful.
The Boston Trolley is another wonderful trip. The MBTA commuter rail train leaves every few hours from Middleboro so driving is not necessary, but for those who prefer driving check out the traffic before you leave!
Local Attractions, Fairs and Festivals
Plymouth Plantation, Plymouth to Provincetown Ferry, John F. Kennedy Museum, Dining Cruises, Massasoit State Park, The Historical Freedom Trail, Boston Fine Arts Museum, New Bedford Whale Museum, Tom Thumb Museum, Fuller Museum, Cape Cod Melody Tent, Nantucket and Martha Vineyard Ferry, Captain Johns deep sea fishing and whale watch cruises, Myles Standish State Forest, Comcast Center, Tremont Nail Company, bike rentals, Sagamore Beach, Onset Beach, Swiss Beach, Plymouth Beach, Boston Duck Tour, Water Wizz Wareham, MA, Zeiterion theater New Bedford, MA
King Richardís Faire, Carver, MA. Labor Day, and September and October.