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Fort Hill Rural Historic District

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Address: Fort Hill Road, Eastham, MA 02642
Phone Number: +1 508-349-3785
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A scenic and historic walking trail managed by the Cape Cod National...

A scenic and historic walking trail managed by the Cape Cod National Seashore.

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Amazingly beautiful

I can honestly say that the view from Fort Hill is absolutely exquisite. The day that my husband and I visited was gorgeous to begin with. The sky was clear and sunny, and the... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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Aiea, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I can honestly say that the view from Fort Hill is absolutely exquisite. The day that my husband and I visited was gorgeous to begin with. The sky was clear and sunny, and the air was crisp. I was totally unprepared for the beauty of the marsh; to see the sunlight glinting on the water took my breath away. I... More 

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The trails provide lovely views of the seashore. They probably also provide a very nice walk. I saw probably because it was unusually hot when we visited in mid-July. The heat made the biting flies more aggressive both in the open areas and in the woods. We did find a section of trail with a nice breeze that kept the... More 

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Thank Rokmann
Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016

The more I explore Cape Cod, the more I am amazed a the number of hidden gems tucked just off Route 6, but a world away from the hustle and bustle of fried seafood and ice cream cone shops. The Fort Hill area is a great area to explore. The trails are easy to navigate (although one trail was partially... More 

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Cheshire, Connecticut
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2016 via mobile

The wife and I need to walk off the awesome lunch we had. The walk around Fort Hill did the trick. Beautiful marshes and Capt Penniam house with the whale bone arches was a perfect way to round off the day. If you like hikes and a bit of history this is a nice place to be.

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Colrain, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2016

Drive by the historical Old Fort Hill House on your way to a gorgeous view overlooking the marshes, old coast guard house and coast guard beach. Breathtaking views of the ocean. Pack a lunch, park and enjoy. Some nice walking trails. sadly not dog friendly. But we all enjoy the view from the jeep:)

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Thank 05sandythyme
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 September 2016 via mobile

So much history here! Beautiful sight of ocean past marsh. Trails are easy to follow and are well marked. You'll never realize you're getting exercise because you'll be too preoccupied with nature!

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Thank Kara M
Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 August 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 great fun for children. It is shady on a hot day. The trail along the... More 

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Thank NewEnglandLady55
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 August 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,

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Thank Karen H
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 August 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.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 August 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 people. Unlike Ptown, this place has a natural serenity.

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