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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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Pretty view, but not much else

It's a pretty view worthy of a couple of pictures, but there is nothing else here. If you're passing by, it's a good place to stop, but i wouldn't get out of my way just for this.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
István D
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14 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

It's a pretty view worthy of a couple of pictures, but there is nothing else here. If you're passing by, it's a good place to stop, but i wouldn't get out of my way just for this.

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SouthDennis Ma.
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

A great view of Scargo Pond and Cape Cod Bay all the wayup to Plymouth and beyond. The tower is 5 mns. off Rt. 6a plenty of parking and always free!

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Thank John N
Boston, Massachusetts, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is the highest point on the the Cape. On a clear day you can see from Plymouth to Ptown and everything in between. You can look down on Scargo Lake. There are stairs that need to be climbed to get to the top of the Tower or you can also have great views from the parking area if you... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

One of the if not best Vista on the cape. Tucked away off of 6a overlooking scar go lake and bay. Stunning. For kids, steep curved stairwell and not much room at top. So be sure to have hands free to hold on to the little ones. But we'll worth it. Perhaps best free thong to do on caoe besides... More 

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Thank Alan B
Ottawa, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Scargo Tower was easy to get to and free . We went to the top of the tower on a sunny day and where expecting to see the panoramic views promised on the the Dennis Historical Society's website "Views may be seen of the entire lower cape to Provincetown, and as far west as Plymouth". We did see the Lake... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Nice stop. Easy climb to the top. Would have been nicer if the weather would have been sunny. Would like to stop be again on a sunny day.

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Thank Mary P
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We drive by the end of Scargo Hill Rd every time we go to the Scargo Café, Cape Cinema, Cape Playhouse, and Eventide Theatre (Dennis Union Church), and more times than not, I'd say to myself, "Need to go see the Scargo Tower". Well, one time when I was in the area, I did. It was not the best day... More 

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Madison, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Spectacular views of Scargo Lake and beyond to the bay. Don't forget to take a selfie! I imagine in the fall it would be even more splendid. I can see why Thoreau loved Cape Cod.

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East Northport, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We always stop by Scargo Tower each time were in the area (Eden). Great views, a few pictures and you're done! My son has never seen it and we just discovered it last year so it was a must. Beautiful day on the Cape!

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I think this was very interesting and a great view from the top, but my son (age 7), wasn't impressed. He thought it was small and there was nothing interesting to see, even on a clear day. I think it is worth a stop, but not a separate trip.

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