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Scargo Hill Observation Tower

Dennis, MA
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Ranked #3 of 16 attractions in Dennis
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Observation Decks/ Towers
Activities: Kayaking, Shopping
Description: The highest point of land on Cape Cod, the view from this stone observation tower sweeps across Cape Cod Bay to Provincetown.
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Burlington, Canada
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15 reviews 15 reviews
4 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

After reading reviews on tripadvisor we stopped by the tower after a morning Cape Playhouse kids show. What a great place with an amazing view of the Bay. We were there on a clear sunny day and could see right across to Provincetown. Make sure you stop by if you are close to Dennis.

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Massachusetts
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

Don't be surprised when you drive up. It's a little tower on top of a hill but it's a great view of the lake and ocean. It's a nice place to stop before going out to eat in Dennis or going Corporation Beach. If you come from Dennis Village via Old Bass River Road (the road next to the gazebo)... More

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Barto, Pennsylvania, United States
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

Great view from the top of the tower. Small parking lot but not a problem as only one other couple was there when we stopped.

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Burlington, Massachusetts
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Sort of disappointed. Went there in a good summer day, though the view nearby is beautiful, we can't see anything far away. All the trees nearby are taller than the tower, and they blocked the view. It has enough parking spaces. Worth 15 minutes' stay.

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Wading River, New York
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56 reviews 56 reviews
21 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

Just stumbled upon the tower when driving into town. I wasn't able to see Boston with my binoculars, but it does offer a great view of the northern cape.

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Fredericton, Canada
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29 reviews 29 reviews
15 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

It never ceases to boggle my mind how people can complain about everything! The tower was EXACTLY what we expected it to be and maybe a little more. Was it a 2 hour attraction? No. But we loved seeing it and climbing up, taking pictures and looking out to Scargo Lake with the ocean behind it. You can spend 10... More

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CHICAGO
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27 reviews 27 reviews
4 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

You can see from Boston to p-town. It overlooks Scargo Lake and the Bayside beaches. It is free and especially popular at sunset

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Senior Contributor
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17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

you drive up a hill and then the tower is really only like a flight and a half of steps. There is no fee. The view is great for the amount of effort, but some of the trees are tall enough to block what used to be a 360 degree view of the cape.

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Easton, Massachusetts
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68 reviews 68 reviews
7 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

This is a nice free tower to visit if you are near Dennis. You get a great view of Scargo Lake and the Bay.

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Greenfield, Massachusetts
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61 reviews 61 reviews
17 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

It's free, it's pretty, it's the highest spot around and did I mention it's free?! Not a lot to do but climb some stairs and take in the view. Not a lot of parking but I have never seen it so busy you couldn't sneak in somewhere. I believe it's open from dawn until dusk, being up there at night... More

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