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Address: Scargo Hill Road, Dennis, MA
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Activities: Kayaking, Shopping
Description: The highest point of land on Cape Cod, the view from this stone...
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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Some great views

Scargo Tower is only 30 feet high but it's location on a hill gives some amazing views. If you have a clear day and look just right you can see out to Provincetown. The tower is... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 22, 2015
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warwick, rhode island
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warwick, rhode island
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56 reviews 56 reviews
30 attraction reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

Scargo Tower is only 30 feet high but it's location on a hill gives some amazing views. If you have a clear day and look just right you can see out to Provincetown. The tower is made from cool field stones and is an easy climb to the top, just be careful you don't clunk your head at the top.... More 

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Harwich, Massachusetts, Usa
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15 reviews 15 reviews
5 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

A beautiful view of Cape Cod awaits you when you climb the tower. The hike up the spiral staircase is not too taxing. On clear days you can see the Provincetown Monument. Scargo lake below has several tales of how it came to be. The story my father told us when we were young was that a local Indian Sachem... More 

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Dennis, Massachusetts
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111 reviews 111 reviews
29 attraction reviews
138 helpful votes 138 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Scargo tower has a great view of Scargi Lake abd Cape Cod Bay in the distance but it smells like an outhouse.

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Pittsfield MA
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

Fabulous view of Cape Cod bay. Photo op and nice diversion for kids. Even on rainy day in the summer

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Haverhill, Massachusetts
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65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

Quite unexpected. A Beautiful tower with an awesome view. You can actually climb the spiral stairs to the top. For the most awesome view. The stairs are just like ones in a light house.

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Chatham, Massachusetts
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31 reviews 31 reviews
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24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014

Great spot to watch the bird migration, not to mention foliage. Bring your binoculars for some spectacular views.

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Springfield.ma
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66 reviews 66 reviews
22 attraction reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

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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279 helpful votes 279 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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