Scargo Tower, Scargo Beach and Scargo Lake

A quick, worthy detour off Route 6A

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Scargo Hill in Dennis is the highest point on the Cape, at 160 feet above sea level, and offers views of much of the Cape, the village of Dennis, and Scargo Lake.

A trip to the top of the 30-foot cobblestone tower takes you even higher. The tower was erected in 1901 in honor of the Tobey family. Expect plenty of company at sunrise and sunset.

Some say 60-acre Scargo Lake was dug by hand in tribute to the love of an Indian princess. Others say the glaciers did it. There are rumors that a giant may have had a hand in its creation. Whatever its origins, its waters are clear and perfect for paddling (a 7.5 hp outboard motor limit is enforced), swimming, and fishing for trout and largemouth bass.

Scargo Beach (off Route 6A) is perfect for wading, with a wide shelf of shallow water. Princess Beach (off Scargo Hill Road) has a more generous picnic area.

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Bass Hill Road

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