Kayaks in the water with bridge in the background

Things To Do In Sandwich MA

Stay On Old King’s Highway Near The Best Local Attractions

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 Upper Cape Cod itinerary.

Island Queen Ferry

20 Miles

The Island Queen Ferry, is a daily Martha’s Vineyard ferry from Falmouth to Martha’s Vineyard and sails from late May through mid-October.

Green Briar Nature Center

2.7 Miles

Green Briar Nature Center features live animal exhibits, nature trails, a spectacular wildflower garden, a library, historic jam kitchen and year-round natural history programs.

Sandwich Marina

0.6 Mile

Rent a boat for the day or allow your children to play on the playground – the city-owned marina is fun for everyone! 

Ryan Family Amusement

7.2 Miles

Spend some quality family time bowling or playing arcade games at Ryan Family Amusement’s Cape Cod location.    

Cape Cod Parasail

19.8 Miles

Jet skiing, water skiing and parasailing are all available seasonally at the Cape Cod Parasail adventure spot! 

Sandwich Hollows Golf Club

5.4 Miles

Tee off at a public course that offers grand views of Cape Cod bordered by wildlife conservation area for a unique experience. Sandwich Hollows Golf Club also includes a practice range, Pro shop and on-site restaurant. 

Plimoth Patuxet Museums

17.5 Miles

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.


Cape Cod Mall

14.2 Miles

The only indoor regional shopping center, Cape Cod Mall can enhance any trip to Sandwich and the surrounding area with a little retail therapy! Anchor stores include Macy’s, Sears, Best Buy, Marshalls and more.   

Dexter Grist Mill

1.1 Miles

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. 

Scorton Creek Marsh

5.2 Miles

Part of the Murkwood Conservation Area, the 0.6 mile Scorton Creek Marsh hiking trail is well-suited for all skill levels. 

Aqua Center

0.4 Mile

Sign up for a class or get dive certified at the local Aqua Center, Cape Cod’s scuba diving and snorkeling technique headquarters since 1988. 

Hyannis Whale Watcher Cruise

13.5 Miles

Board a well-equipped boat for a memorable journey spotting Humpback whales and more in one of the world’s top whale watching locations!

Joint Military Base Cape Cod

12.9 Miles

This joint-use base is home to five military commands, and serves as an intelligence control center and training ground toward a wide variety of missions on land, air and sea.  

Sandwich Glass Museum

1 Mile

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.

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. 

Hoxie House

1.5 Miles

With a display of early colonial furnishings and fully restored structural features, such as gunstock posts, pumpkin pine Maine beams and wide floorboards, this house helps visitors discover what Sandwich was like in the 17th Century.

Cape Cod Canal

1 Mile

Spend time in the great outdoors along the Cape Cod Canal. The area provides great seasonal fishing as well as excellent jogging and mountain biking trails.

Shawme Fish & Game Club

3.3 Miles

This non-profit sporting club is dedicated to promoting conservation of natural resources and safety in all shooting sports. Classes may be available seasonally.

Ferry to Martha's Vineyard & Nantucket Island

16.1 Miles

Cross the channel via Hy-line Cruises or The Steamship Authority to two of the most historic and revered islands on the East Coast. Each offers its own distinctive personality and things to do.

Sandwich Mini Golf

1.4 Miles

Bring the whole family out for a day of mini golf on Cape Cod. This interesting course features several bridges and fun obstacles!

Heritage Museum & Gardens

1.9 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

1.7 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!