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Fort Hill Rural Historic District

Fort Hill Road, Eastham, MA 02642
+1 508-349-3785
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One of my favorite cape places

I have been coming to the cape for over 20 years. I return to fort hill over and over again to hike... read more

Reviewed August 25, 2016
NewEnglandLady55
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Boston, Massachusetts
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Fort Hill

Great scenic views, with lovely and easy trails. Beware, small parking lot. Big signs off Rte.6 so... read more

Reviewed August 17, 2016
Karen H
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A scenic and historic walking trail managed by the Cape Cod National Seashore.
  • Excellent70%
  • Very good28%
  • Average2%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
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“penniman house” (14 reviews)
“parking lot” (16 reviews)
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Fort Hill Road, Eastham, MA 02642
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+1 508-349-3785
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"red cedar"
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"wild flowers"
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"short hike"
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"swamp trail"
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"nice walk"
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"nauset marsh"
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"hidden treasure"
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"leisurely walk"
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"main trail"
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"beautiful sight"
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Reviewed August 25, 2016 via mobile

I have been coming to the cape for over 20 years. I return to fort hill over and over again to hike the trails and enjoy the spectacular views of the marshes and I let. The trail in the woods is mostly easy boardwalk and...More

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Reviewed August 17, 2016

Great scenic views, with lovely and easy trails. Beware, small parking lot. Big signs off Rte.6 so it's easy to find and get to. Plan at least an hour to enjoy this place and walk around and take in the history and natural beauty,

Thank Karen H
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Reviewed August 10, 2016 via mobile

Great views, short hikes, loads of wildlife, this is a brilliant place to gaze out at the beautiful marshes. This is a special place for my family. We used to kayak into the marshes and get lost or stuck in the tidal cuts. Fond memories.

Thank Nancy L
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Reviewed August 7, 2016

We went to see this per the recommendation of our hotel owner. It was so beautiful and picturesque. The marshes are perfectly undisturbed. It does not take long to take in this beautiful sight of Cape Cod. We were there with only a few other...More

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Reviewed August 3, 2016 via mobile

This was an easy walk with beautiful scenery. My 10 and 7 year old enjoyed exploring. I enjoyed the bird watching and looking at the wild flowers and out at the ocean and marshes.

Thank langheath
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Reviewed August 3, 2016

For a great place to hike, with awesome views and nice breezes, visit the Fort Hill Rural Historic District. There's a small parking lot to park the car and then walk down to the shore amid some neat wetlands. Be sure to liberally spray yourself...More

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Reviewed July 27, 2016

Parking lot provides excellent views of bays. Has a hiking trail but on day we were there bugs were abundant. If you decide you would like to take the trail bring bug repellant. The trail looks like it would be worth it

Thank Grandkids82013
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Reviewed July 22, 2016

Whether you decide to visit the Penniman House or just take a walk, this is a nice respite from RT 6 and the Cape crowds. Fort Hill allows a walk through nature and views of the water. For those interested in History, The Penniman House...More

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Reviewed July 17, 2016

This is not a long hike, but the views are beautiful, especially when the wildflowers are blooming. Well worth stopping in if you are in the area and want to walk for half an hour or so.

Thank LSAJ2014
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Reviewed July 16, 2016

Great hiking trail. Free parking and well maintained grounds with some beautiful views. Definitely worth the visit.

Thank Danjadon
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Ron W
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Yes it is, but make sure to have a leash and bags to clean up after your dog.
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Steve P
August 13, 2016|
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Response from Karen H | Reviewed this property |
Yes, on a leash
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