Octoberr 9, 2009
Steele gray skies this early morning, with temperatures in the high 50′s and calm winds. Rain was in the forecast, but not until later in the morning. Off Route 6 in Eastham, just up from the Orleans Rotary there is a sign on the eastern side of the road for Fort Hill.
At Fort Hill in 1653 it was order that a “brest worke” be built to protect against the “numerous wild beasts,” and the Ducth during the Dutch-English conflict. Whether it was built is not known. Gradually the area was converted to agriculture.
With the Cape Cod National Seashore and Nauset Marsh to the east, the trail leaves the parking lot heading north.