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Welcome to Massachusetts! Junction of Highway #6A to Long Point. Long Point, at the very fingertip of the curling arm of Cape Cod, was visited in 1620 by the Pilgrims after they entered Provincetown Harbor.
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'The First Landing Place of the Pilgrims, Nov 11, 1620, O.S. The map in mourt's relation shows that near this spot The Pilgrims first touched foot on American soil. The Pilgrims were English Separatists who founded (1620) Plymouth Colony in New England. In the first years of the 17th century, small numbers of English Puritans broke away from the Church of England because they felt that it had not completed the work of the Reformation.
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Roadside turnout with scenic view, no services. Photo view looking at Cape Cod Bay.
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Photo view looking at Cape Cod Bay.
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Access to campgrounds
South side of the highway.
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Province Lands - Cape Cod National Seashore. The observation deck at the Visitor Center provides a 360-degree view of the Province Lands and Provincetown. From this location you can see the Race Point Ranger Station, Race Point Beach parking lot, the Old Harbor Life Saving Station, several dune shacks, the Pilgrim Monument in Provincetown, the steeple of the Provincetown Heritage Museum, and the runway and service buildings of the Provincetown.
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View from highway
Driving South.
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Acces to hiking trail
North side of the highway.
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Welcome to Provincetown
Access to Race Point and Herring Cove Beach - West of the highway. Access via Comwell Street to Provincetown Center - 1 mile West of the highway. The Pilgrims first landed in Provincetown in 1620, and signed the Mayflower Compact.
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View from highway
Driving South.
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Roadside turnout
Paved, no services - West side of the highway.
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Access to community of Pilgrim Heights - East side of the highway.
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Access to Head of the Meadow Beach - East of the highway. Access to National Park Service, Visitor Information Center. Visitors can enjoy activites on the six ocean beaches managed by the park: Coast Guard Beach, Head of the Meadow Beach, Herring Cove Beach, Marconi Beach, Nauset Light Beach, and Race Point Beach.
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Access to Highland Road
Access to North Truro Beach.
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View from highway
Driving South.
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Access to lodging
West side of the highway.
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Access to campgrounds
East side of the highway.
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Access to community of Truro Center
West side of the highway.
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Pamet Road
Access to Truro Center - West side of the highway.
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Town of Wellfleet, established 1763. The town is home of the Cape Cod National Seashore Headquarters as well as the 1,000 acre Massachusetts Audubon Society Wildlife Sanctuary. Some of Cape Cod's finest ocean surfcasting, fresh water pond and Cape Cod Bay boat fishing possibilities are found in Wellfleet.
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Point of Information
Crossing Herring River.
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Access to Newcomb Hollow Ocean Beach

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Access to Wellfleet Center

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Main Street. Access to Wellfleet Center and Harbor - West side of the highway.
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Services at the highway
West side.
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Services and gas at the highway.

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Roadside turnout
Large, gravel and paved - West side of the highway.
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Access to lodging
East side of the highway.
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Access to community of Indian Neck Heights
West side of the highway.
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Access to lodging
West side of the highway.
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Access to communties of Pleasant Point and Paine Hollow
West side of the highway.
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Services and gas
Available at the highway. Access to campgrounds via Old County Road
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View from highway
Point of Information - crossing Blackfish Creek. Photo view looking at Blackfish Creek.
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Access to Marooni Station Area - Cape Cod National Seashore - East of the highway.
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Access to lodging
West side of the highway.
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Access to lodging
East side of the highway.
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Welcome to community of Eastham. Gateway to the Cape Cod National Seashore, the Town of Eastham is a coastal resort community straddling the arm of Cape Cod. Located on the lower Cape, the town is bounded on two sides by land, the other two by water, the Atlantic Ocean and Cape Cod Bay.
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Access to lodging
Both sides of the highway.
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Access to lodging
East side of the highway.
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Access to lodging
East side of the highway.
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Access to lodging
East side of the highway.
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Services and diesel
West side at the highway.
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Access to beaches
West side of the highway.
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Old County Road

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Access to lodging
East side of the highway.
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Access to camping
East side of the highway.
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Access to lodging
East side of the highway.
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Salt Pond Road. Access to Cape Cod National Seashore - East side of the highway.
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Access to First Encounter Beach
West side of the highway.
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Services and gas
West side at the highway.
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View from highway
Driving South.
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Exit 13
Junction of Highway #28 South to communities of Orleans, Chatham and Harwich. Access to Nauset Harbor - East side of the highway.
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Access to community of Rock Harbor
West side of the highway.
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View from highway
Driving South.
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Exit 12
Junction of Highway #6A West to communitiues of Brewster, Yarmouth Port and Barnstable. Access to tourist information center - West side of the highway. Access to community of Orleans - East of the highway. Access to Nickerson State Park - West of the highway. Nickerson's 1900 acres offers more than 420 campsites, including yurt camping, an amphitheater, eight miles of roads, hiking trails, an eight mile bike path that connects to the 25 mile Cape Cod Rail Trail. The Cape Cod Rail Trail follows a former railroad right-of-way for 22 miles through the towns of Dennis, Harwich, Brewster, Orleans, Eastham and Wellfleet. Its paved surface, few hills, and well-marked automobile crossings make it ideal for cyclists.
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Community of Brewster
Northen boundary. Brewster is an historic sea captains' town located on the bay side of Cape Cod. Established in 1803.
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Access to roadside turnout
Paved, no services - West side of the highway.
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View from highway
Driving South.
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Access to roadside turnout
Paved, no services.
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Exit 11
Access to Highway #137 North to Brewster; South to communities of East Harwich and South Chatham. Access to Hawks Nest State Park - South of the highway. Access to seasonal RV park.
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Entering community of Harwich
Northern boundary.
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Roadside turnout
Paved, no services - West side of the highway.
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Roadside turnout
Paved, no services - East side of the highway.
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Exit 10
Junction of Highway #124 North to community of Pleasant Lake and Brewster; South to Harwich and Harwich Port. Access to RV park.
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Roadside turnout
Large, paved - East side of the highway.
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Community of Dennis
Northern boundary.
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Exit 9B
Junction of Highway #134 North to community of East Dennis.
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Exit 9A
Junction of Highway #134 South to communities of South Dennis, Dennis Port and West Harwich.
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Community of Yarmouth - Northern boundary. Point of Information - crossing the Bass River. Photo view looking North at Bass River. Three villages make up the 17 square mile town of Yarmouth Cape Cod: West Yarmouth, Yarmouthport, and South Yarmouth. Yarmouth is the second oldest town on Cape Cod.
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Exit 8 - Union Street
North access to Yarmouth; South access South Yarmouth and West Dennis.
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Roadside turnout
Paved, no services - North side of the highway.
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Community of Barnstable
Northern limits. Long roadside turnout, paved - North side of the highway.
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Exit 7 - Willow Street
North acces to Yarmouth Port; South to communities of Hyannis and West Yarmouth.
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View from highway
Driving West.
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Exit 6
Junction of Highway #132 North to community of Barnstable; South to Hyannis and Craigville. Access to gas, food, lodging and tourist information. Access to Cape Cod Community College.
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Exit 5
Junction of Highway #149 North to West Barnstable; South to community of Marstons Mills.
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Access to truck weigh station
North side of the highway.
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Community of Sandwich
Northern boundary. Incorporated in 1639, Sandwich is the oldest town on Cape Cod and one of the oldest towns in the United States. The Town of Sandwich is a seaside community of about 22,000.
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Exit 4 - Chase Road
North to community of East Sandwich; South to Santuit and Cotuit.
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Exit 3 - Quaker Meeting House Road
North to East Sandwich; South to communities of Forestdale and Wakeby.
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Roadside turnout
Large, paved, no services - North side of the highway.
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Exit 2
Junction of Highway #130 North to Sandwich. Access to Sandwich Historical District, Heritage Museums and Heritage Gardens. South to communities of Forestdale, Mashpee and Cotuit.
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View from highway
Driving West.
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Exit 1
East access to communities of Sagamore and Sandwich; West to Bourne, Pocasset and Falmouth. Access to the Shawme-Crowell State Forest - East of the highway. Access to Highway #6A. Shawme-Crowell State Forest. This quiet year-round campground at the beginning of Cape Cod has over 285 sites in a wooded setting.
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View from highway
Driving West.
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Point of Information
Crossing Cape Cod Canal. Junctioin of Highway #3 North to communities of Cedarville, Hanover and Braintree. Access to city of Boston.
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View from highway
Driving West.
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Access to community of Bourndale
North side of the highway.
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View from highway
View from highway looking South at the Cape Cod Canal.
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Access to picnic area
South side of the highway.
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Roadside turnout
Large with scenic viewpoint - South side of the highway.
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View from highway
View from highway driving East.
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Junction of Highway #25
North to city of Boston. Access to community of Bourne - South side of the highway. Access to Bourne Scenic Park - South of the highway. Access to season campgrounds.
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Junction of Highway #28
South to community of Falmouth. Note: Highway #28 overlaps Highway #6 at this point.
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Access to community of Buzzards Bay
North side of the highway.
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View from highway
Driving West.
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Community of Wareham, incorporated 1739.
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View from highway
View from highway of Wareham Bay.
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Services and diesel
South side of the highway.
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Access to Indian Mound Beach
North of the highway.
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Access to lodging
North side of the highway.
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Junction of Highway #28
Access to Onset Beach and Pt. Independence - South side of the highway. Note: Highway #28 overlap ends at this point, continues North to West Wareham and South Middleboro.
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Services, gas and diesel
Available at the highway.
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Glen Charlie Road
Access to campgrounds.
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Access to Interstate Highway #195
South to Providence, Rhode Island. Access to Highway #28 to communities of Rock and Middleboro - North of the highway. Acces sto Highway #25 East to East Wareham.
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Community of Wareham
Wareham, situated at the head of Buzzards Bay, offers an exceptional location within easy traveling distance to the Boston and Providence metropolitan areas.
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Point of Information
Crossing Agam River.
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View from highway
Driving West.
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View from highway
Driving West.
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Access to Pinehurst Beach
South side of the highway.
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Community of Wareham. Access to Middleboro - North of the highway.
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Access to Swift Beach
East of the highway.
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Services and fuel
Available at the highway.
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Community of Marion
The town of Marion best describes the heart and soul of New England. The houses lining the village streets depict a time long gone. Local harbors are Cuttyhunk Island, Monument Beach (Phinney's Harbor, Megansett, New Bedford, Quissett, Wareham, Mattapoisett, Red Brook Harbor, Onset, Harley Harbor, and Wareham. The Elizabeth Islands, Cape Cod Canal, Nantucket, Sandwich and Provincetown, Westport, Woods Hole, and Martha's Vineyard are located nearby.
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Access to community of Briarwood
East side of the highway.
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Junction of Highway #105
West to communities of Rochester and Long Plain. Access to I-195 - West side of the highway. Services and fuel - both sides of the highway. Access to Marion business area.
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Services and gas
North side at the highway.
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View from highway
Driving West.
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Access to community of Holly Woods
East of the highway. Access to lodging - South side of the highway.
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Community of Mattapoisett
Mattapoisett is a pleasant New England coastal town with a large harbor on Buzzards Bay whose name is said to come from an old Indian word meaning 'a place of resting'. Settled about 1750.
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Services and fuel
Available at the highway.
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View from highway
Driving West.
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Services, gas and diesel
South side of the highway.
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View from highway
Point of Information - crossing the Mattapoisett River.
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Entering community of Fairhaven
Fairhaven, Massachusetts, is a seaside community on the shore of Buzzards Bay, directly across the harbor from the whaling port of New Bedford.
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Services and gas
South side of the highway.
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View from highway
Access to Highway #240 to Cape Cod and Fall River. Access to I-195 North. Access to Sconticut Neck Road to Wise Island. Access to Fort Phoenix State Reservation and Nasketucket Bay State Reservation Areas - South of the highway. Nasketucket Bay State Reservation in Mattapoisett offers 209 acres of wooded trails, open field and rocky shoreline for the public to enjoy.
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View from highway
Driving West.
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City of New Bedford.
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View from highway
View from highway looking at New Bedford.
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View from highway
Driving West.
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View from highway
Driving West.
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Access to I-195
North to community of Waterfront. Access to the downtown business area of New Bedford - South of the highway.
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Access to Highway #18
North access to communities of Acushnet and Lakeville. Access to Whaling Museum - South side of the highway.
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View from highway
Driving West.
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Junction of Highway #140
North to communities of Taunton and Boston. Access to the Acushnet Cedar Swamp State Reservation Area.
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Slocum Road
Access to Padanaram Village - South of the highway.
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View from highway
Driving West.
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Point of Information
Crossing the Paskamansett River.
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View from highway
Driving West.
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Access to I-195
West access to Fall River; East to Cape Cod. Services and gas - South side of the highway.
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City of Dartmouth
Cross Road. Access to University of Massachusetts-Dartmouth - South of the highway.
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Access to lodging
South side of the highway.
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Access to I-195
North side of the highway. Services and gas - South side of the highway. Junction of Highway #177 West to community of Westport Factory and Tiverton, Rhode Island - South of the highway.
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View from highway
Driving West.
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View from highway
Driving West.
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Services and gas
North side at the highway.
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Access to I-195
North of the highway. Access to Highway #88 North.
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View from highway
Junction of Highway #88 South to community of Westport Point and Horseneck Beach. Horseneck Beach is one of the most popular facilities in the Massachusetts State Forests and Parks system. Behind the dunes near Gooseberry Neck (a rocky headland at the eastern end of the Reservation), is a 100-site campground.
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Services, gas and diesel
Available on South side of the highway. Services and diesel on the North side.
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City of Fall River
Fall River lies in an area where the Taunton River flows into the Mount Hope Bay. The Quequechan River flows through the city. The city's name comes from Falling Water. Places to Visit - USS Massachusetts Memorial, Marine Museum, Old Colony and Fall River Railroad Museum, Lizzie Borden Museum, Fall River Heritage State Park, The Carousel at Battleship Cove.
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View from highway
Driving West.
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View from highway
Driving West.
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View from highway.
Junction of Highway #24 North to Taunton and Boston. Access to I-195 - North side of the highway.
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View from highway
Driving West.
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Services and gas
North side at the highway.
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Start / Finish of Highway Travel Guide.
S&e
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View from highway
Junction of Highway #138 North to community of Somerset; South to Tiverton and Newport. Highway #6 continues to North Swansea and Providence, Rhode Island. I-195 continues to Providence, Rhode Island.