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    Cape Cod

    National Seashore Massachusetts

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Fort Hill GPS Quest

Fort Hill, Eastham

Fort Hill, Eastham

Quest at Fort Hill

Description: self-guided, GPS and compass information scavenger hunt. Distance: 1½ miles Time: approximately 2 hours

Your quest is to discover why Fort Hill is nationally significant. Its designations include Nauset Archeological District National Historic Landmark and Fort Hill Rural Historic District. Additionally, it contains a house listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Why should people care about Fort Hill? What makes it special enough that the National Park Service decided to include it within the protected boundaries of Cape Cod National Seashore? It is your job to find out. Use your GPS to explore the trails and features of the area. The Fort Hill Quest brochure provides clues and questions about each waypoint.

Click here for the Fort Hill Quest brochure and get started!

Fort Hill GPX file

List of Coordinates:
Q001 N41 49.137 W69 57.877
Q002 N41 49.197 W69 57.870
Q003 N41 49.218 W69 58.028
Q004 N41 49.298 W69 57.947
Q005 N41 49.332 W69 57.800
Q006 N41 49.305 W69 57.752
Q007 N41 49.285 W69 57.728
Q008 N41 49.175 W69 57.608
Q009 N41 49.148 W69 57.592
Q010 N41 49.090 W69 57.715
Q011 N41 49.102 W69 57.930
Q012 N41 49.108 W69 57.947
Q013 N41 49.125 W69 57.922

Did You Know?

Cape Cod

In the mid-19th century, Henry David Thoreau walked the Atlantic coastline of Cape Cod, recording his adventures in his narrative "Cape Cod". To literally follow in Thoreau’s footsteps today would require scuba gear. Cape Cod’s Outer Beach sees an average erosion rate of close to 4 feet per year.