This is a favorite scenic destination for us no matter what type of day it is. It is one of those spots you can enjoy even from your seat in the car. Living with complex needs means sometimes you don’t know what type of day or moment you’re going to get. This is one of our go to spots when we need some fresh air, a beautiful view, and flexibility with if we want to venture far from the car or not!
Fort Hill is right off of Route 6 not too far after the rotary in Eastham. It features panoramic views of the breathtaking National Sea Shore. As you can imagine it is quite literally atop a hill. There are two parking lots- we always opt for the one at the very top of the hill which has handicap parking spots facing directly into the horizon.
If you are feeling adventurous you can enjoy the mile long loop trail which crosses through open fields and provides vistas of Nauset Marsh. This is one of those spots which isn’t technically handicap accessible as it is not a paved path. However we have made it work many times in a large convaid chair. We like to call it off roading 🙂 The ground is primarily solid surface- between dirt paths and grass. There are some log steps on the slopes but we maneuver around them with no problem. Plus the best views are at the top where we start from so even just getting out and enjoying the first look out is worth it.
If you do opt for the one mile loop you will eventually come to a gazebo that over looks Salt Pond Bay and Coast Guard Beach. A great place to get some cover from the sun or have a snack.
Depending on the season you can see a variety of wildlife and flowers. So far we have been lucky enough to see a variety of birds, butterflies, flowers, and even a fisher cat (from a far!)