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Address: Scargo Hill Road, Dennis, MA
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The highest point of land on Cape Cod, the view from this stone observation...

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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Nice views

It is small but quaint and you will see the tree tops, the lake below and on a clear day Provincetown.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
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Dennis, Massachusetts
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Dennis, Massachusetts
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14 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

It is small but quaint and you will see the tree tops, the lake below and on a clear day Provincetown.

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Dennis, Massachusetts
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9 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Tower is an easy get to from 6A up Old Bass River road, a quick left on Scargo hill road and about 1/2 mile on left. O/A/C/D you can see Provincetown to the right and, possibly, Boston off in the distance to your left. Scargo Lake is below and Cape Cod Bay beyond that. If you choose to climb... More 

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Yarmouth Port, Massachusetts
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62 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2015

On a clear day you can see from the Cape Cod Canal to Provincetown. Use the Panorama function on your iPhone and you'll get an amazing photo,

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Reading, Massachusetts
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11 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2015

I took my nephews and daughter to Scargo Tower to show them the lake they had been swimming in their entire lives as well as to see the "arm" of Massachusetts...not to sound OLD (I'm only 44) but when i was a kid there was no writing all over this monument and people didn't urinate in it! WOW the town... More 

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Dennis, Massachusetts
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

On a clear from the short climb up the tower you can see forever or at least Scargo lake, Sagamore Bridge, Boston to P-town

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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89 reviews
35 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 145 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2015

The highest point on Cape Cod that actually has a FREE view. The Scargo Tower sits all by itself up a small road. Beautiful views. The stone tower reminded us of being in Ireland and Nova Scotia. A fun experience alittle different than most places on the Cape. Make sure you climb to the top. We were the only people... More 

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Thank TheArtTeacher
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9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2015 via mobile

Nice view of surrounding area. There aren't much opportunities to see good views from a raised position on cape cod so take the opportunity when you can.

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Thank Simon M
Mansfield, Massachusetts
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3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2015

We went here with friends and loved the legend of the Native American princess and her silver fish and the fish shaped lake. The view was great. We could see old silver beach in one directin and the monument in Privencetown. We enjoyed our climb up the 30 foot tower and it was fun to share with friends

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Groton, New York
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45 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2015

This tower is a great way to see the bay and surrounding beauty of the Cape. It is out of the way, but not hard to find. The spiral staircase is not too hard to get up or too long. Well worth it on a clear day.

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Yarmouth, Massachusetts
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58 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2015

Great view of Dennis and Cape Cod Bay. And it's FREE. There's no attendant, or literature at the site, but do a little research and learn the history/story of Princess Scargo and it will make your venture even more special. It's the second best "view", second only to the Pilgrim Monument in Provincetown, which you can see on a clear... More 

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