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Scargo Hill Observation Tower

Dennis, MA
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Ranked #2 of 15 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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English first
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26 reviews 26 reviews
5 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

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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Boston
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65 reviews 65 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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40 reviews 40 reviews
13 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 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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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

This little tower is tucked away in a woodsy part of Dennis. It has great views of the Cape Cod Bay as well as Scargo Lake. A really nice spot to head up and take pictures to remember the cape by!

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Nicholasville, Kentucky
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236 reviews 236 reviews
140 attraction reviews
145 helpful votes 145 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

Worth the time to see. Especially at dusk or dawn. The views are fantastic and the climb is easy. Not to be missed to view the whole cape.

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Alexandria, VA
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127 attraction reviews
98 helpful votes 98 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

This spot provides a panoramic view of the Cape. It highlights just how beautiful the part of the world is the tip at Provincetown to the bridge at Bourne. It is an easy walk to the top of the Tower. A pair of binoculars will help to zero in the various towns that are situated on the Bay side. A... More

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Dennis, Massachusetts
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2014

On a clear day you can see Provincetown and the entire Arm of the Cape. Easy to climb, great for kids.

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Pembroke, Massachusetts
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21 reviews 21 reviews
3 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2014

The Scargo Tower is the highest or second highest point on Cape Cod. The view from the tower is great. Best of all it is free! The circular stairs are quite manageable and the Indian legends about the pond below the tower are quite interesting (the legend is well covered by another viewer). It is worth the trip

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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52 reviews 52 reviews
21 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2014

This is a must see stop. Just a simple rock tower on top of the hill, but the views are incredible. Bring your binoculars and you can see almost the whole bay. Due north is provincetown and a few degrees to the west is Plymouth. You will need binoculars to see either, but even without binoculars the view of the... More

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Dennis, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2014

this is a hidden gem, always on my list for visitors. its free, its not a high climb, and you can take great pictures. off the beaten path, parking has never been an issue. great view of cape cod bay with scargo lake in the foreground. skip the buggy beach at sunset and go here instead.

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