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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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No hype, no gift shop, just a tower with a magnificent view!

If you can handle the walk up the hill (which really isn't that tough at all) you can certainly handle the spiral staircase that leads you up to the top of the tower. There's only... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 28, 2015
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Buffalo, New York
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Buffalo, New York
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20 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

If you can handle the walk up the hill (which really isn't that tough at all) you can certainly handle the spiral staircase that leads you up to the top of the tower. There's only room for about 7-8 people at the top, but the view out over the Cape is remarkable. I love that there's no gift shop, no... More 

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Worcester, MA
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

Great views of Cape Cod Bay. Beautiful sunsets too. The grounds themselves are not anything spectacular but overall clean. The tower is just that a set metal spiral stairs are climbed to get to the top. Space is limited and narrow so if it is busy and individuals are coming up while others are going down it can be a... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

This tower feels like its in the middle of nowhere. Cool views on a sunny day. there is a steel spiral staircase inside to climb to the top. kind of scary if someones coming down while youre going up. if you're out for a cruise, check it out.

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Adams Basin, New York, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

Not sure what I expected but this was really just a tower. You climb a set of metal winding stairs up inside the tower and then you can look out over Scargo lake. It was free and it was something to do on a rainy day, but that's about all I can say about it.

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United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

Nothing around except the tower, but if you don't mind climbing a few stairs, the view is incredible. You can look out across the bay and enjoy the scenery on a beautiful summer afternoon. Nice background for a family photo.

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Englewood, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

This is an old tower built on one of the highest points on Cape Cod. There are truly wonderful views of Cape Cod Bay. The tower has a small winding staircase to the top. It is an easy climb, which is worthwhile for even better views.

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Dennis, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

It is a great attraction so PLEASE be sure to stop by and see it It costs nothing and easy to climb up.

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Northborough, Massachusetts
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015 via mobile

Bring your camera if you are ready to witness some amazing sunsets. One of the highest points on the Cape where you can view the entire bay. Plus you can look down on Scargo Lake. Sunrise is not so exciting because you are blocked by trees. Early morning views of the lake are awesome. Fall and summer months are my... More 

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Albany, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

This tower is very easy to climb. There are not that many stairs. At the top is a platform with a perfect view of the Cape. Looking down toward Scargo Lake was enjoyable seeing the colorful sailboats in the water. You only need a small amount of time for this attraction. However it is worth doing as the view is... More 

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East Northport, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

We went to Scargo tower after visiting Eden and eating a nice lobster lunch at Susuit Harbor Cafe. Little winding drive and there the tower sits atop a scenic overlook. Beautiful views, not too tall, free admission. Definitely worth a trip.

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