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Fort Hill Rural Historic District

Fort Hill Road, Eastham, MA 02642
+1 508-349-3785
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It's an extremely picturesque view of the ocean and Orleans. There are short trails that you can... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Emma M
Boston, Massachusetts
Ranger led walking tour

We had been to Ft Hill several times in the past, but this year we visited the area with a park... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Meriden, CT
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A scenic and historic walking trail managed by the Cape Cod National Seashore.
  • Excellent69%
  • Very good29%
  • Average2%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
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Fort Hill Road, Eastham, MA 02642
+1 508-349-3785
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Reviewed 6 days ago

It's an extremely picturesque view of the ocean and Orleans. There are short trails that you can walk. You can drive and just enjoy the view or sit on the bench and have lunch.

Thank Emma M
Reviewed 1 week ago

We had been to Ft Hill several times in the past, but this year we visited the area with a park ranger for a guided walking tour. Our ranger, John Hanlon, was excellent. He was well versed in the history of the area, the fauna...More

Thank MeridenTravelers
Reviewed 17 July 2017

Hiking at Fort Hill offers a variety of trails, all quite easy, and amazing views of Nauset Marsh and Cove. It's quiet, full of wildflowers and full of birds and butterflies (in July).

Thank Red2830
Reviewed 15 July 2017

This place is full of wildflowers and offers gorgeous views of the bay. You can walk easy trails to the water and learn about the history hear.

Thank lindasun
Reviewed 10 July 2017

Me and my husband decided to visit this area after breakfast. We had no idea what to expect. Upon arriving there are two parking lots, one closer to the Penniman House and another one at the top of the top of the hill, which is...More

1  Thank jorozco203
Reviewed 30 June 2017 via mobile

Hubby walked here every night after dinner - really enjoyed the history in this place tucked in off route 6 in eastham

Thank abarry2017
Reviewed 23 June 2017

What a surprise the Fort Hill Trail was. There are two parking areas that connect to a loop trail; I recommend driving to the upper/furthest one, because it affords a much better view of the entire area - a 360 panorama. It's a "natural attraction",...More

2  Thank TheMeadowsTravel
Reviewed 20 June 2017 via mobile

Someone commented dogs allowed on leash. Not true! Bobwhites! Nice hilly trail with spectacular views.

Thank Dermoidontheroad
Reviewed 20 June 2017 via mobile

The house is interesting and recently painted. The guide, an army air Corp veteran was most knowledgeable, but defiantly do the loop hike from the parking lot. Open meadows and nice woodland.

Thank jim m
Reviewed 15 June 2017 via mobile

Don't miss the short side-loop to the pavilion at Skiff Hill, where you can see a boulder with grooves used by Native Americans to sharpen their tools.

Thank Astrify
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Ron W
4 September 2016|
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Response from LJH610 | Reviewed this property |
Yes it is, but make sure to have a leash and bags to clean up after your dog.
Steve P
14 August 2016|
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Response from Karen H | Reviewed this property |
Yes, on a leash