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Address: Scargo Hill Road, Dennis, MA
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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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Beautiful view

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

3 of 5 starsReviewed November 3, 2014
jjapples
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Dennis, Massachusetts
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Dennis, Massachusetts
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109 reviews 109 reviews
28 attraction reviews
137 helpful votes 137 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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234 reviews 234 reviews
97 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 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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25 reviews 25 reviews
18 attraction reviews
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
46 helpful votes 46 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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253 helpful votes 253 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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39 reviews 39 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
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 reviews 3 reviews
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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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31 reviews 31 reviews
8 attraction reviews
56 helpful votes 56 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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