Area Attractions

Explore Sandwich, MA in Historic Upper Cape Cod

Experience all there is to see and do in the historical town of Sandwich and Cape Cod area during your stay at Sandwich Lodge & Resort.

We are conveniently located on scenic Old King's Highway (Route 6A) near many well-known natural and family-friendly attractions. Visitors come from all over the world to visit our beaches, antique shops, historic sites, restaurants and golf courses, as well as go whale watching, boating, fishing and more!

Whether you’re considering a leisurely drive along one of America's top 10 scenic routes (Old King's Highway) or you’ve set your mind on specific destinations in town and along the beach, our helpful staff is always happy to make recommendations for your itinerary.

Ask us about our favorite attractions in the Upper Cape area, including:

Sandwich Glass Museum – 0.5 mile image sandwitch mobile

Sandwich Lodge & Resort

Browse the Sandwich Glass Museum to see many historical items and displays that tell the story of how the town of Sandwich contributed to the American Industrial Revolution through its glass industry.

Dexter Grist Mill – 1 mile

See one of the most widely photographed sites on Cape Cod. The Dexter Grist Mill overlooks Shawme Pond and is bordered by the Town Hall, herring run, colonial homes and a cemetery that is nearly 400 years old

Hoxie House – 1.5 miles

Discover what life was like in the town of Sandwich in the 17th century. The Hoxie House features early colonial furnishings and fully restored structural features, such as gunstock posts, pumpkin pine Maine beams and wide floorboards.

Heritage Museum & Gardens – 2 miles

Walk along miles of paths through one hundred spectacular acres of labeled trees and shrubs, native flowers and lush gardens. Stop along the way at museums featuring American Art, a working hand-carved carousel and a car museum.

Sandwich Boardwalk – 3 miles

Follow the 1,350-foot Sandwich Boardwalk past dunes, marshes and a creek on your way to a broad sandy beach on Cape Cod Bay!

Green Briar Nature Center – 3 miles

Find live animal exhibits, nature trails, a spectacular wildflower garden, a library and year-round natural history programs at Green Briar Nature Center. Be sure to sample some of the excellent jams, jellies and preserves at the historic Green Briar Jam Kitchen established in 1903.

Massachusetts Maritime Academy – 8.6 miles

Visit the campus of Massachusetts Maritime Academy, offering undergraduate degrees in maritime fields, as well as graduate degrees and professional studies.

Plymouth Plantation – 17 miles

Be part of a living museum at Plymouth Plantation! Walk through a replica of the original settlement of the Plymouth Colony established in the 17th century by English colonists – complete with real-life characters playing the roles of pilgrims and native Americans.

Historic & Natural Attractions:

  • Sandwich Glass Museum – 0.5 mile
  • Dexter Grist Mill – 1 mile
  • Hoxie House – 1.5 miles
  • Heritage Museum & Gardens – 2 miles
  • Green Briar Nature Center – 3 miles
  • Sandwich Boardwalk – 3 miles
  • Scorton Creek Marsh – 3.4 miles
  • Grazing Field Farm – 6 miles
  • Plymouth Plantation – 17 miles

Outdoor Recreation & Family Fun:

  • Cape Cod Canal (fishing, jogging trails, mountain biking) – 1 mile
  • Sandwich Marina (boating, children's playground) – 1 mile
  • Aqua Center (scuba diving, snorkeling) – 1 mile
  • Sandwich Mini Golf – 2.5 miles
  • Shawme Fish & Game Club – 3 miles
  • Ryan Family Amusement – 6.2 miles
  • Hyannis Whale Watcher Cruise - 15.6 mile
  • Ferry to (Hy-line Cruises or The Steamship Authority) Martha's Vineyard & Nantucket Island - 16.1 miles
  • Cape Cod Parasail (jet skiing, water skiing, parasail) – 18 miles

Shopping & Relaxation:

  • Release Therapeutic Massage – 1 mile
  • Sun-Sational Tanning – 4.2 miles
  • Sportsite Health & Racquet – 5 miles
  • Sandwich Hollows Golf Club – 5.4 miles
  • Cape Cod Mall – 13 miles


  • H.T Wing School – 1.5 miles
  • Shawme – 1.5 miles
  • The Joint Military Base Cape Cod – 8 miles
  • Massachusetts Maritime Academy – 8.6 miles

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Experience the perfect location near everything you want to see and do during your Cape Cod vacation! Our friendly staff can even make recommendations for the ideal itinerary.