Wednesday, February 25, 2009


Scargo Tower located in Dennis, Mass is the highest point on Cape Cod. They say on a clear day you can see from the bridge all the way to Provincetown. The current stone tower was built in 1901 and stands thirty feet above the 160 foot elevation of Scargo Hill. After climbing the 38 circular steps inside the tower you are "on top of the world" from a Cape Cod perspective.

Below this tower is Scargo lake which one legend contends was formed from the tears of a "Native American Princess". That would have to be one heck of a "crying jag" to fill a lake. I have heard of the song "Cry Me a River" but never "Cry Me a Lake".

Although 160 feet in elevation isn't too high in the scheme of world events; when you consider that all of Cape Cod was formed from the melted remains of a retreating ice age glacier, then the Cape as a whole is quite a large remaining dirt pile.

So, if you want to get high on Cape Cod; you can't get any higher than Scargo Tower.