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The Story Behind Scargo Lake!

Excellent Blog By Jeannie Sparrow……..

The view from Scargo Tower in Dennis is breathtaking . . . the crystal blue water set against the bluest of summer skies, and the rich pinks and oranges of a fall sunset combined with the amber hues of the season’s changing leaves. Even under a blanket of snowy white, the panorama from the highest point in the mid-Cape region doesn’t disappoint.

There’s a bit of history that encompasses this area of Dennis. The tower, as well as the fish-shaped Scargo Lake that lies below, are named after the famed Native American, Princess Scargo. Her story centers around a gift of fish from an admiring warrior and her attempt to keep the fish alive until his return. The tower on Scargo Hill, the area above the lake, is the spot from which the princess watched for her warrior’s return.

The views from Scargo Tower and the crystal clear waters of Scargo Lake are enough to warrant a visit to this beautiful area. But the mystique the local lore adds to this spot makes a visit here even more interesting and unique!