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Scargo Hill Observation Tower

Dennis, MA
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Ranked #5 of 17 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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Springfield.ma
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64 reviews 64 reviews
21 attraction reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

The view form the tower is beautiful during all seasons .Scargo Lake is right below you.You can also see Mayflower beach and all the way to Sandwich. On a clear day you can see all the way to Provincetown.

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Litchfield, NH
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22 reviews 22 reviews
6 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

You can easily see from the power plant at the mouth of the canal all the way to P-Town. I couldn't see Boston unfortunately. Only like 36 steps up to top. I've been down the Cape visiting for years and never knew about this place. Bring a lunch.

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DeWitt, New York
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282 reviews 282 reviews
136 attraction reviews
192 helpful votes 192 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

In some descriptions of this tower, it is said that this is the highest place on Cape Cod. This is incorrect; Wikipedia says, "Pine Hill, in Bourne, Massachusetts, United States, is the highest point in Barnstable County and, by extension, Cape Cod. At 306 feet (93 m), it is almost twice as high as Dennis's 160-foot (53 m) Scargo Hill."... More

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East Haven, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

This is a wonderful spot to get a great views of the area. The tower has a winding staircase to the top and 5-6 people can fit at the top. It is a part of history and the structure is amazing. It is a great spot to get a bird's eye view!!

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

A tower with good views of the ocean,scargo lake, even Provincetown! In the end just a tower though.On the other hand scargo lake next to it is wonderful rake a dip after a trip to the bay at my favorite corporation beach!

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Burlington, Canada
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4 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 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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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 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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Boston, Massachusetts
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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90 reviews 90 reviews
38 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 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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