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Short hike to an estuary with great views!

There are two parking lots here that offer a short hike to an estuary area with fantastic views and... read more

Reviewed 2 October 2017
Robert S
North Wales, Pennsylvania
Beautiful and peaceful

From the parking lot there are fantastic views across the marshlands, the estuary and the sea. For... read more

Reviewed 30 September 2017
Michael C
Derby, United Kingdom
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A scenic and historic walking trail managed by the Cape Cod National Seashore.
Fort Hill Road, Eastham, MA 02642
+1 508-349-3785
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Reviewed 2 October 2017

There are two parking lots here that offer a short hike to an estuary area with fantastic views and abundant wildlife. There were boats staged in the bays that I assumed were clamming. Wonderful views in all directions. Worth the short walk.

Thank Robert S
Reviewed 30 September 2017

From the parking lot there are fantastic views across the marshlands, the estuary and the sea. For those that want to walk there are numerous trails. There were only a few other vehicles there when we visited so it was quiet and peaceful.

Thank Michael C
Reviewed 15 September 2017

A variety of trails in length and environment, but all interesting and reasonably well maintained, the boardwalk is patched in places and in my mind will soon need replacing. There is limited parking, two smallish lots and I would imagine in the season it could...More

Thank nicholaswillmott
Reviewed 14 September 2017

Fort Hill is a perfect place for a long and leisurely walk with wonderful ocean and marsh scenery everywhere you look. The walking paths wind up, down and across meadows that slope down from the Hill towards the marshes And the bay, with the National...More

Thank Bob M
Reviewed 3 September 2017

We love hiking these trails that feature woods, streams and bogs, as well as the sea. This is not an all-day activity but a wonderful place to spend a couple of hours. There are maps to take (and return if you can) and the price...More

Thank Leonard H
Reviewed 17 August 2017

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 16 August 2017

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

1  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
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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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Yes, on a leash