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Fort Hill Rural Historic District

Fort Hill Road, Eastham, MA 02642
+1 508-349-3785
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Do the hike

The house is interesting and recently painted. The guide, an army air Corp veteran was most... read more

Reviewed 19 June 2017
jim m
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Ligonier, Pennsylvania
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Easy hike with spectacular views

Don't miss the short side-loop to the pavilion at Skiff Hill, where you can see a boulder with... read more

Reviewed 15 June 2017
Astrify
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Albany, New York
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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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“penniman house” (14 reviews)
“parking lot” (16 reviews)
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Fort Hill Road, Eastham, MA 02642
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Reviewed June 19, 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
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Reviewed June 15, 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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Reviewed May 31, 2017

Friends told us not to miss this pretty spectacular place to walk - some wonderful trails to wonder through the Historic District - with a variety of vegetation, history, and ocean views. You can park at the first lot and hike out to the Indian...More

Thank pasowine
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Reviewed May 29, 2017

Although this is part of the National Park Service, there is no fee. As you enter you drive past the Captain Penniman House. Although it is usually closed, we found out too late there are occasional tours of the interior. Regardless, it is a very...More

Thank danieloW7812SH
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Reviewed February 28, 2017

This area is one of the best kept secrets in the Cape. It makes a wonderful half day trip in any season! Just follow the brown sign on the Rt 6 East to Fort Hill historic area. There are two parking areas, both are free...More

1  Thank 879dawnw
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Reviewed December 9, 2016

On a windy November day, we ventured out to walk the trail and see the seashore in the area. This is an easy walk that overlooks the marshes and seaside. Several folks ventured out on the day and we enjoyed the scenic beauty of the...More

Thank Pam C
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Reviewed November 30, 2016

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...More

Thank Charlene O
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Reviewed November 29, 2016

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...More

Thank Rokmann
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Reviewed October 12, 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...More

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Reviewed September 28, 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...More

Thank blueyeddevil
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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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