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Music, drama, scenic beauty, and of course more than a dozen beaches keep residents and visitors happy in Dennis.

by Tom Brosnahan
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Dennis Beaches

Over a dozen beaches, on the northern Cape Cod Bay shore, the southern Nantucket Sound shore, and on freshwater Scargo Lake, keep both visitors and residents happy in Dennis. More...

Cape Cod Museum of Art

The CCMOA, at 60 Hope Lane (map), featuresart cCollections and exhibitions that concentrate on the art and artists of Cape Cod, and the works that influenced them, including those of Arthur Bauman, Varujan Boghosian, Alexander Calder, Sal Del Deo, Edwin Dickinson, John Joseph Enneking, Joseph Eliot Enneking, R H Ives Gammell, Arnold Geissbuhler, Charles Hawthorne, Robert Henry, Henry Hensche, Hans Hofmann, Robert Douglas Hunter, Hilda Neily, Haynes Ownby, and Selina Trieff. More...

Cape Cod Playhouse

Cape Cod's premier venue for Broadway musicals and drama is on MA Route 6A in the northern part of the town. More...

Scargo Lake & Hill Tower

This pretty lake with two freshwater beaches, recreation areas, and a lookout tower make a good outing during your time in Dennis.

As you enter the center of Dennis along MA 6A heading east, look for a cemetery and a white church (map). Just past them turn right onto Old Bass River Road and follow signs for eight-tenths of a mile to the Scargo Hill Tower.

Park at the base of this stone structure surrounded by oak and pine, and climb the 36-step steel staircase inside to the top for a view that will tell you what the Cape is all about.

On a clear day you may see Provincetown, at the tip of the Cape, the white blade of the Cape beaches cutting the deep blue of Cape Cod Bay.

The Cape itself appears as a huge green scimitar, a sea of green trees with little white or silver-gray shingled houses (not to mention cylindrical water towers) poking through here and there.

At the foot of the hill that holds the tower is Scargo Lake, ith its two freshwater beaches, and west is the outline of Barnstable Harbor.

The tower was given to the town of Dennis in 1929 by the Tobey family, who had had ancestors living in Dennis since 1678.

As you descend the steel stairs, they chime in bad imitation of a church carillon.


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Scargo Hill Tower, Dennis, Cape Cod, Massachusetts

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