The U.S. Route 6 Tourist Association is a
Not-for-profit IRS 501 (c) (3) "Public Charity".
U.S. Route 6 Tourist Association
(A Not-for-profit IRS 501 (c) (3) "Public Charity")
Fed. Tax ID No. 91-2136205
Any questions email USRoute6@aol.com
Join the Route 6 Team!
Membership Application - pdf
A member of a State Association is also a member of the
National U.S. Route 6 Tourist Association
Cape Cod herring run guide
Spring is herring run season on Cape Cod, a fishy frenzy that has to be seen to be believed. So we’ve put together a handy interactive map of some of the herring run hot-spots–check it out!
(2019) Cape Cod herring run guide - Cape Cod Online
Part of the adventure of exploring the 6!
Cape Cod Farmers Markets: When and Where You'll Find Them in 2019
The Town of Provincetown, Provincetown Chamber of Commerce and the Cape Cod Chamber & Convention Bureau are founding members of the Massachusetts U.S. Route 6 Tourist Association, a State division of the National Association.
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In the News!
Explore Route 6A, the Original / Historic U.S. Route 6 Alignment Located on Cape Cod, Massachusetts
Boston, Massachusetts - February 26, 2018
Hours of Operation
Open 7 days a week
10am - 5pm
Early May through late October
Call ahead or visit our web site to confirm hours.
Admission is Free
Cape Cod Visitors Center Brochure - Army Corps of Engineers
Learn about all the special events and activities for adults and children.
All Programs are Free!
New England District > Missions > Recreation > Cape Cod Canal > Events
Located along the banks of the Canal by the Sandwich Marina and the US Coast Guard Station.
MA U.S. Route 6 Tour Assn. Director Don Doucette (center) and John Buchanan met with historic book author and fellow U.S. Route 6 Tourian James Gay (holding MA U.S. 6 mascot “Wellfleet”) to discuss the planned June 2017 release of his “Massachusetts Historic Route 6” book by Arcadia Publishing for their ”Postcard History Series”. The initial book release signing is scheduled to be held at the Titcomb’s Bookshop on Historic U.S. Route 6 in East Sandwich. (Photo by Nancy Doucette - Jan. 25, 2017)
Click on the image above for a link to the PDF
file that has all the details for
On the Run with Aprylle Gilbert
U.S. Route 6 Charity Run
2015 Activity Updates
U.S. Route 6 Charity Run - For the Kids!
Long-distance runner travels Hwy 6
“Coast to Coast for Kids”
The Massachusetts U.S. Route 6 Tourist Association is excited to help Aprylle Gilbert, an accomplished folk-rock musician and long-distance runner, as she makes her way through Rhode Island and Massachusetts on her coast-to-coast run across historic U.S. Route 6. Her goal is to inspire youth and to raise funds for a youth center in a troubled neighborhood of her home town of San Jose, California. Gilbert intends to run an average of 30 miles per day as she makes her way from Long Beach, California, to Provincetown, Massachusetts, along Route 6 —
an overall distance of 3,652 miles.
Aprylle Gilbert Arrives in Provincetown on Vimeo
For now turn on the sound and enjoy Malerie's blogs.
Malerie Yolen-Cohen is a professional travel writer and a member of our Association.
She is also one of our official Ambassadors at Large.
Remember, Aprylle is running from west to east, and that Malerie was driving from east to west.
Stay on Route 6: Route 6 The Beginning; Provincetown, MA
Stay on Route 6: And I'm Outa Here: US Route 6 (A) From Provincetown, MA to Ea
Stay on Route 6: Eastham, MA to Brewster, MA on US Route 6 (A)
Stay on Route 6: Brewster, MA to Sandwich, MA on Route 6A
A SPECIAL EVENT!
Annual Cape Cod Cruise
Winner of the 2014 U.S. Route 6
Cape Cod - Provincetown Cruise Photo Contest
Photo submitted by John Buchanan on behalf of the
Mass Cruisers Auto Club.
*Mass Cruisers Auto Club*
This view of Commercial Street in Provincetown looking West is a (possible) portion of the original (historic) alignment of the Grand Old Highway.
The picture best depicts the Mission of the U.S. Route 6 Tourist Association; Cultural Preservation and Economic Development.
"Working to Preserve our American Heritage"
Cape Cod Cruise down "Memory Lane"
Historic U.S. Route 6
Send me some interesting pictures via an email and we'll post them on our web site. The Board of Directors will select the best two pictures and send the photographers one of our vintage California signs from the westerly end of the Grand Old Highway. Photo credits will be provided.
Fred M. Hann, Executive Director of the California U.S. Route 6 Tourist Association
holding one of the vintage CA Route 6 highway signs.
Be sure to include your name, address, date, location and a short description about the picture(s).
If you are not a member, click MEMBERSHIP and join the Route 6 Team.
You can email the Application a pay for your membership using Donate at the top of our Home Page.
Money received from Memberships will be used to help support our Student Internship Programs.
(Feel free to ask questions.)**************
A May, 1657 deed signed by Nobscussett chief Mashantampaine handed over to English settlers Anthony Thacher, John Crow, and Thomas Howes most of the land in northern Dennis and Yarmouth - pretty much everything you see as you drive along Route 6A from Barnstable to Brewster. The Nobscussets were then relocated to a reservation in the vicinity of Scargo Lake, known to the Native Americans as Nobscusset Pond, where today an ancient burial ground holds the mortal remains of that now extinct tribe. There are no stones to see, only a plot of land encircled with a granite and iron fence, and a plaque that identifies the spot as “The Burial Ground for the Nobscusset Tribe of Indians.” The tribe’s 17th-century Sachem, Mashantampaine, is buried here.
Annual Scallop Festival
Sept. 19, 20 and 21, 2014
Cape Cod Fairgrounds
Looks like there will be a great opportunity to catch the ship sailing through the canal to the Mass Maritime Academy from July 23-24 and for some great U.S. Route 6 picture taking of the ship passing under the Sagamore Bridge.
Mark your calendar!
CapeCast is presently featuring a short video about the Cape Cod Hedge found on the Bourne Rotary,
a U.S. 6 and State 28 highway roundabout.
THE HERRING ARE RUNNING!!!
THE HERRING ARE RUNNING!!!
The spawning season for herring is in full gear as many waterways spanned by US Route 6 (6A) here in Massachusetts are supporting a number of very active herring runs.
This is one of our ancient natural traditions so long an attraction to curious folk in these parts. Herring and the blooming of daffodils coexist during this southern New England rite of spring.
Never a dull moment along Massachusetts US Route 6 (6A) as trees buds display their pastel hues during this year's bud-break season. Don Doucette (April 2014)
Herring Run Program - Association to Preserve Cape Cod
Meet Ray Bombardier, President of the Bay State Corvairs
ROUTE 6 HAPPENINGS!
Cruise at Al Mac's Diner is every Thursday from
5 PM til 9 PM (closing) - May through September
(Listed on the National Register of Historic Places.)
Items of interest
Meet Salty the Seahorse
THE SPECIAL EVENT!
Could this be Wellfleet the Bear?
Welcome, New Member!
Mileage Signs are UP!