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Fort Hill Rural Historic District

Fort Hill Road, Eastham, MA 02642
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Ranked #4 of 20 Attractions in Eastham
Type: Historic Walking Areas, Scenic/ Historic Walking Areas, Cultural
Activities: Hiking
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Owner description: A scenic and historic walking trail managed by the Cape Cod National Seashore.

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long island, ny
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6 reviews 6 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

We found this park accidentally. It was beautiful and quiet, climbed up on a boulder and watched the sunset. A nice spot to wind down from a day of traveling.

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Wellington, New Zealand
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52 reviews 52 reviews
11 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014

Lovely walk through a variety of scenery e.g. forest board walk, open field, salt marsh and ocean views. Easy going circular walk ( apart from board walk section) so you do not have to retrace your steps and opportunities for great photos. Enjoyed this more than Nauset Marsh Trail walk.

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Western NY
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30 reviews 30 reviews
3 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

If you are looking for a trail that is easy to walk and not real long this is it! Great views, quiet and a nice easy walk. Well marked with places to sit and relax. No charge and well worth the effort. Great exercise and not many hills or rough terrain.

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DeWitt, New York
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307 reviews 307 reviews
149 attraction reviews
216 helpful votes 216 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

If, like me, you enjoy casual walks through natural areas and appreciate the subtle beauty of nature, you will like walking the trails here. One boardwalk trail through the woods was, unfortunately, temporarily blocked about halfway out, but we went out on it as far as we could anyway and liked it. You also get some nice views here. Note... More

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Worcester, MA
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159 reviews 159 reviews
42 attraction reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

The area is so pretty and peaceful. Lots of hikes available of varying degrees of difficulty. Access is not really wheelchair accessible, chairs are available at the top parking spot. Dogs are not allowed.

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Meriden, CT
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112 reviews 112 reviews
30 attraction reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

This is a very easy way to get good views of Nauset Marsh without a kayak. The paths are moderate and the is a good trail guide. There is poison ivy but it is trimmed back in most places.

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Senior Contributor
34 reviews 34 reviews
17 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

You can drive right up to the higher parking lot and see sights you would have to walk to on paths. Perfect for the elderly, handicapped, or disabled. The Park Service pamphlet about Fort Hill is very informative.

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Danbury, Connecticut
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77 reviews 77 reviews
10 attraction reviews
120 helpful votes 120 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

This is a nice area to walk around and view salt marshes and the ocean. The Captain Penniman house is on the same road and also worth a quick visit.

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Alexandria, VA
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559 reviews 559 reviews
275 attraction reviews
193 helpful votes 193 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

Back this year to enjoy this beautiful spot overlooking Nauset Marsh, but with an even better view by taking the Nauset Marsh Trail. Enter from the upper parking lot or the lower parking lot near the Penniman House. The trail takes you down for a much closer view of Nauset Marsh with a full field of yellow, purple, crimson and... More

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Princeton, New Jersey
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55 reviews 55 reviews
15 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

This has one of the most fabulous views on the Cape. There is a historic home with an archway made from whalebones. There are great trails through the woods, fields and down to the ocean and wetlands. The vista from the top of the hill is magnificent and changes with the seasons. There are great birds and wonderful photo opportunities,... More

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