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Braintree Braintree Eaton's Pond Area Eaton's Pond Area 100 wetlands Town
Braintree Braintree Smith Beach, Watson Park + Fore River Smith Beach, Watson Park + Fore River 24 river Town
Braintree Braintree Monatiquot River Monatiquot River river Town
Braintree Braintree Pond Meadow Pond Meadow 325 pond Town
Braintree Braintree Braintree Town Forest Braintree Town Forest 85 wetlands Town
Braintree Braintree Cranberry Pond Cranberry Pond 140 pond Town
Bridgewater Bridgewater Great River Preserve Great River Preserve 230 y river Wildlands Trust
Cohasset Cohasset Wheelright Park & Barnes Wildlife Sanctuary Wheelright Park & Barnes Wildlife Sanctuary 32 y 2 limited streams Coh Con Trust
Cohasset Cohasset Great Brewster Woods Great Brewster Woods 18 y C marsh, streams Coh Con Trust
Cohasset Cohasset Ingram Park Ingram Park 27 y C pond, streams Coh Con Trust
Cohasset Cohasset Pape Reservation Pape Reservation 11 y C pond, streams Coh Con Trust
Cohasset Cohasset Sumner Smith Overlook Sumner Smith Overlook 1 y C harbor Coh Con Trust
Cohasset Cohasset Holly Hill Farm Holly Hill Farm n 1 stream, pond Holly Hill
Cohasset Cohasset Brass Kettle Conservation Area Brass Kettle Conservation Area 120 y 1 stream Town
Cohasset Cohasset Whitney Thayer Woods Whitney Thayer Woods 824 y C Trustees
Cohasset Cohasset Turkey Hill Turkey Hill 55 y 1 Trustees
Duxbury Duxbury Round Pound Trails Round Pound Trails 62 y DRHS
Duxbury Duxbury Lapham Woods Lapham Woods 36 y DRHS
Duxbury Duxbury North Hill Marsh North Hill Marsh 146 n C pond Mass Audubon
Duxbury Duxbury Bay Farm Trails Bay Farm Trails 80 y 2 ocean Town
Duxbury Duxbury South River Bogs Trail South River Bogs Trail Town
Duxbury Duxbury Crowell Conservation Area Crowell Conservation Area 60 y 2 bogs, pond Town
Duxbury Duxbury Thaddeus Chandler Sanctuary Thaddeus Chandler Sanctuary 114 y pond Town
Duxbury Duxbury Lansing Bennet Forest Lansing Bennet Forest 344 y Town
Duxbury Duxbury Camp Wing Conservation trails Camp Wing Conservation trails 354 y Town
Duxbury Duxbury John Sherman Path John Sherman Path Town
Duxbury Duxbury Whiton Woods Trail Whiton Woods Trail 32 y C pond Town
Duxbury Duxbury Myles Standish Monument State Reservation Myles Standish Monument State Reservation 28 Town
Duxbury Duxbury Duxbury Bogs Duxbury Bogs 191 y 2 bogs Town
Duxbury Duxbury Knapp Town Forest Knapp Town Forest 80 y Town
Duxbury Duxbury Waiting Hill Preserve Waiting Hill Preserve 120 y Town
Duxbury Duxbury Ashdod Forest Ashdod Forest 121 Town
Duxbury Duxbury Cow Tent Hill Cow Tent Hill 31 y 1 marsh Wildlands Trust
Duxbury Duxbury Cushman Preserve Cushman Preserve 274 y 2 river Wildlands Trust
Hanover Hanover Denham Pond Trails Denham Pond Trails Y pond Town
Hanover Hanover PHILLIPS SANCTUARY & FIREHOUSE LOOP PHILLIPS SANCTUARY & FIREHOUSE LOOP 46 Y Town
Hanover Hanover Melzar Hatch Reservation Melzar Hatch Reservation 47 Y stream Town
Hanover Hanover Nava-Stasiluk & Senior Center Nava-Stasiluk & Senior Center Y stream Town
Hanover Hanover CHAPMAN’S LANDING AND IRON MINE BROOK TRAILS CHAPMAN’S LANDING AND IRON MINE BROOK TRAILS Y river Town
Hanover Hanover Plain St Property Plain St Property Y stream Town
Hanover Hanover Pine Island Swamp Pine Island Swamp 18 Y stream Town
Hanover Hanover Indian Head River Trail Indian Head River Trail 36 Y pond, river Town
Hanover Hanover Luddams Ford Park Luddams Ford Park 7 Y pond, river Town
Hanover Hanover Colby Phillips Trail Colby Phillips Trail 147 Y stream Town
Hanover Hanover FOLLY HILL AND BOG IRON TRAILS FOLLY HILL AND BOG IRON TRAILS Y stream Town
Hanover Hanover Firework Property Trail Firework Property Trail 121 Y pond Town
Hanover Hanover French's Stream Trail French's Stream Trail Y pond Town
Hanover Hanover Tinsdale Bog Tinsdale Bog 16 Y pond Town
Hanover Hanover Clark's Bog Trail Loop Clark's Bog Trail Loop Town
Hanover Hanover Myrtle Field Trail Myrtle Field Trail 6 Town
Hanover Hanover Merry Property Trails Merry Property Trails 11 Town
Hanover Hanover Broadway Wells Trails Broadway Wells Trails Town
Hingham Hingham Whortleberry Hollow Whortleberry Hollow 13 y TBD stream, wetlands Hin Land Trust
Hingham Hingham Jacobs Meadow Jacobs Meadow 54 y 1 stream, wetlands Hin Land Trust
Hingham Hingham Eel river Eel river 12 y C stream, wetlands Hin Land Trust
Hingham Hingham Stodder Neck Stodder Neck 26 y 2 harbor Mass DCR
Hingham Hingham Wompatuck State Park Wompatuck State Park 3.500 y 2 State Park
Hingham Hingham South Elementary School Trail South Elementary School Trail 29 y TBD wetlands Town
Hingham Hingham Hingham Junior High Trail Hingham Junior High Trail y TBD Town
Hingham Hingham Foundry Pond Foundry Pond 32 y TBD pond, marsh Town
Hingham Hingham Governor Long Bird Sanctuary Governor Long Bird Sanctuary 11 n TBD Town
Hingham Hingham Plymouth River Complex Plymouth River Complex 93 y TBD river Town
Hingham Hingham Mildred Cushing Woods Mildred Cushing Woods 19 y TBD pond Town
Hingham Hingham McKenna Marsh McKenna Marsh 100 y 1 marsh Town
Hingham Hingham Burns Memorial Park Burns Memorial Park 24 y TBD Town
Hingham Hingham Bare Cove Park Bare Cove Park 469 y 3 pond Town
Hingham Hingham George Washington Forest George Washington Forest 197 y 1 Town
Hingham Hingham More-Brewer Park More-Brewer Park 186 y 1 pond Town
Hingham Hingham Triphammer Pond Triphammer Pond 98 y 1 pond Town
Hingham Hingham Bathing Beach Bathing Beach C ocean Town
Hingham Hingham Bouve Conservation Bouve Conservation 32 y C harbor Town
Hingham Hingham Sydney Ice Pond Sydney Ice Pond y Town
Hingham Hingham Foster Elementary Foster Elementary y Town
Hingham Hingham Recreation Park Drive Recreation Park Drive y Town
Hingham Hingham Old Swamp River Old Swamp River y Town
Hingham Hingham Worlds End Worlds End 251 y 2 ocean, marsh, pond Trustees
Hingham Hingham Weir River Farm Weir River Farm 75 n 1 Trustees
Hingham Hingham Turkey Hill Turkey Hill 55 y 1 Trustees
Holbrook Holbrook Cranberry Pond Cranberry Pond Town
Kingston Kingston Cranberry Watershed Preserve Cranberry Watershed Preserve 240 y TBD marsh, river Town
Kingston Kingston Bay Farm Trails Bay Farm Trails 66 y 2 ocean Town
Kingston Kingston Sampson Park Sampson Park 166 y TBD wetlands, stream, river Town
Kingston Kingston Patuxet Park Patuxet Park 24 y TBD pond Town
Kingston Kingston Silver Lake Sanctuary Silver Lake Sanctuary 100 TBD lake, wetlands Town
Kingston Kingston Camp Nekon Camp Nekon 193 TBD Town
Kingston Kingston Kingston State Forest Kingston State Forest 200 TBD Town
Kingston Kingston Hathaway Preserve Hathaway Preserve 77 TBD Town
Kingston Kingston Three Rivers Basin Three Rivers Basin 29 TBD Town
Kingston Kingston Mulliken's Landing Mulliken's Landing 25 TBD river Town
Kingston Kingston Marshall Joyce Wildlife Sanctuary Marshall Joyce Wildlife Sanctuary 15 TBD Town
Kingston Kingston Gray's Beach Gray's Beach 65 TBD ocean Town
Kingston Kingston Stewart - Pearson Preserve Stewart - Pearson Preserve 26 y pond Wildlands Trust
Marshfield Marshfield Daniel Webster Wildlife Sanctuary Daniel Webster Wildlife Sanctuary 578 n 2 pond, marsh, river Mass Audubon
Marshfield Marshfield North River Wildlife Sanctuary North River Wildlife Sanctuary 225 n 2 river Mass Audubon
Marshfield Marshfield Nelson Memorial Forest Nelson Memorial Forest 180 y 1 river NEFF
Marshfield Marshfield Bridle Trail Bridle Trail y 2 river, pond Town
Marshfield Marshfield Couch Cemetery and Blueberry Island Couch Cemetery and Blueberry Island 16 y 2 marsh, river Town
Marshfield Marshfield Jose Carreiro Woods Jose Carreiro Woods 27 y 2 marsh Town
Marshfield Marshfield Rexhame Beach Trail Rexhame Beach Trail y 2 ocean, marsh Town
Marshfield Marshfield Mounces Meadow Mounces Meadow 30 y 1 stream Town
Marshfield Marshfield John Little - Riverwalk Trails John Little - Riverwalk Trails 25 y C river, marsh Town
Marshfield Marshfield Bourne Island Trail Bourne Island Trail 15 y C Town
Marshfield Marshfield Corn Hill Woodlands Trails Corn Hill Woodlands Trails 123 y C marsh, river Town
Marshfield Marshfield Wharf Creek Wharf Creek 122 y C wetlands, marsh, river Town
Marshfield Marshfield Carolina Hill Trail Carolina Hill Trail 756 y C wetlands Town
Marshfield Marshfield Furnace Brook Trails Furnace Brook Trails y wetlands Town
Marshfield Marshfield Pratt Trails Pratt Trails 37 y C wetlands Town
Marshfield Marshfield Websters Wilderness Websters Wilderness 130 n C marsh, river Town
Marshfield Marshfield Two Mile Farm Two Mile Farm 68 y 2 river Trustees
Marshfield Marshfield Hoyt-Hall Preserve Hoyt-Hall Preserve 123 y 1 pond Wildlands Trust
Marshfield Marshfield Phillips Farm Preserve Phillips Farm Preserve 40 y C wetlands Wildlands Trust
Marshfield Marshfield Ellis Wildlife Sanctuary Ellis Wildlife Sanctuary Town
Marshfield Marshfield Ferry Hill Thicket 7 y Town
Norwell Norwell South Shore Science Center South Shore Science Center N wetlands Non-Profit
Norwell Norwell The Pathway The Pathway y 2 wetlands Town
Norwell Norwell Hatch Hatch 40 y 1 stream Town
Norwell Norwell Cuffee Cuffee 350 y 1 pond, wetlands Town
Norwell Norwell Jacobs Jacobs 260 y 1 pond, wetlands Town
Norwell Norwell Fogg Fogg 40 y C stream Town
Norwell Norwell Miller Miller 46 y C Town
Norwell Norwell Stetson Stetson 184 y C river, marsh, wetlands Town
Norwell Norwell Donovan / Wildcat Donovan / Wildcat 50 y C wetlands Town
Norwell Norwell Simon / Bowker Simon / Bowker 27 y wetlands Town
Norwell Norwell Grove Street Grove Street y Town
Norwell Norwell Norris Reservation Norris Reservation 129 y 2 marsh, river Trustees
Pembroke Pembroke Misty Meadows Misty Meadows 153 y stream, wetlands Town
Pembroke Pembroke Shepherds Forest Shepherds Forest 139 y pond Town
Pembroke Pembroke Tubbs Meadow Tubbs Meadow 106 y bog Town
Pembroke Pembroke Veterans Commemorative Forest Veterans Commemorative Forest 88 y lake Town
Pembroke Marshfield Pudding Hill Reservation Pudding Hill Reservation 372 y 1 pond, wetlands Wildlands Trust
Pembroke Pembroke Canoe Club Preserve Canoe Club Preserve 20 y 1 wetlands Wildlands Trust
Pembroke Pembroke Tucker Preserve Tucker Preserve 78 y river Wildlands Trust
Pembroke Pembroke Willow Brook Farm Willow Brook Farm 127 y 1 stream, wetlands Wildlands Trust
Plymouth Plymouth Tidmarsh Tidmarsh 481 n pond, stream Audubon
Plymouth Plymouth Ellisville State Park Ellisville State Park 97 y State Park
Plymouth Plymouth Beaver Dam Conservation Area Beaver Dam Conservation Area 783 pond Town
Plymouth Plymouth Center Hill Preserve Center Hill Preserve 98 ocean Town
Plymouth Plymouth Clear Pond Conservation Area Clear Pond Conservation Area 12 pond Town
Plymouth Plymouth Crawley Woodlands Preserve Crawley Woodlands Preserve 70 Town
Plymouth Plymouth Eel River Preserve and Russel Mill Pond Eel River Preserve and Russel Mill Pond 40 pond Town
Plymouth Plymouth Hedges Pond Preserve ($- seasonal) Hedges Pond Preserve ($- seasonal) 105 pond Town
Plymouth Plymouth Russell Sawmill Pond Conservation Area Russell Sawmill Pond Conservation Area 53 Town
Plymouth Plymouth Plymouth Town Forest Plymouth Town Forest 317 pond Town
Plymouth Plymouth David-Douglas Conservation Area David-Douglas Conservation Area 232 pond Wildlands Trust
Plymouth Plymouth Halfway Pond Conservation Area Halfway Pond Conservation Area 409 pond Wildlands Trust
Plymouth Plymouth Shifting Lots Preserve Shifting Lots Preserve 45 marsh Wildlands Trust
Plymouth Plymouth South Triangle Pond Conservation Area South Triangle Pond Conservation Area 47 pond Wildlands Trust
Plymouth Plymouth Holmes Reservation Holmes Reservation 26 y Trustees
Rockland Rockland Rockland Town Forest Rockland Town Forest 34 Town
Scituate Scituate Cushing Memorial State Park Cushing Memorial State Park 5 State Park
Scituate Scituate [Bates Lane Trails] - Bates Lane [Bates Lane Trails] - Bates Lane y 1 Town
Scituate Scituate Driftway / A.J. McEachern Memorial Trail Driftway / A.J. McEachern Memorial Trail y 2 marsh, river, wetlands Town
Scituate Scituate Old Rail Bed Old Rail Bed y 2 marsh Town
Scituate Scituate Widows Walk Golf Course (seasonal) Widows Walk Golf Course (seasonal) y 2 pond Town
Scituate Scituate [Bates Lane Trails] - Litchfield Trail [Bates Lane Trails] - Litchfield Trail y 1 Town
Scituate Scituate [Bates Lane Trails] - Carl Pipes [Bates Lane Trails] - Carl Pipes Y 2 stream Town
Scituate Scituate [Bates Lane Trails] - Horse Trail [Bates Lane Trails] - Horse Trail Y 1 Town
Scituate Scituate Hubbell Hubbell 40 y C wetlands Town
Scituate Scituate [Bates Lane Trails] - Maxwell Trail [Bates Lane Trails] - Maxwell Trail Y C stream Town
Scituate Scituate Appleton Field Appleton Field y C Town
Scituate Scituate Damon Memorial Preserve Damon Memorial Preserve y C Town
Scituate Scituate Crosbie Crosbie y C wetland Town
Scituate Scituate Scituate Town Forest Scituate Town Forest y C Town
Scituate Scituate Teak Sherman Park Teak Sherman Park Town
Scituate Scituate Ellis Estate Ellis Estate 96 y C Town
Scituate Scituate Higgins-MacAlister Higgins-MacAlister y C stream Town
Scituate Scituate The Spit The Spit y C ocean Town
Weymouth Weymouth Webb Memorial State Park Webb Memorial State Park 37 y harbor State Park
Weymouth Weymouth Great Esker Park Great Esker Park 237 y 1 marsh, river Town
Weymouth Weymouth Pond Meadow Pond Meadow 320 Town
Weymouth Weymouth Bradford Torrey Bird Sanctuary Bradford Torrey Bird Sanctuary 87 Town
Weymouth Weymouth Abigail Adams State Park Abigail Adams State Park Town
Weymouth Weymouth Cavern Rock Park Cavern Rock Park Town
Weymouth Weymouth Osprey Overlook Park Osprey Overlook Park Town
Weymouth Weymouth Robert Hoffman Park Robert Hoffman Park Town
Weymouth Weymouth Union Point Trails Union Point Trails pond Private
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Ellis Estate / Scituate

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Widow's Walk Map

Widow’s Walk / Scituate

Widow's Walk is one of the most popular walking areas in the town of Scituate. Visitors can't wait for golfing ...
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Hubbell Trail Scituate

Hubbell / Scituate

The Hubbell Trail is located on about 40 acres of land in the North Scituate area of Scituate. While this ...
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The Spit Scituate - South Shore Trails

3rd Cliff aka “The Spit” / Scituate

Why to visit: The boardwalk to the Spit is one of the most photographed views in Scituate after the Lighthouse ...
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Driftway Scituate - South Shore Trails

Driftway Old Colony Rail Bed Trail / Scituate

Why to visit: One of the most picturesque trails in Scituate is the smallest. The old rail trail can be ...
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Minot Kayak Ramp Scituate

Minot Kayak Ramp / Scituate

The Minot Kayak Ramp is a great access point for those looking to explore the North Scituate marshes, Bassing Beach ...
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LANDSCAPE

Town of Scituate is a coastal community located 25 miles southeast of Boston, approximately halfway between Boston and Plymouth.  Scituate is bordered by Marshfield, Norwell, Cohasset and Hingham.

Scituate has some unique geography. Humarock which remains a part of of Scituate can only be reached from Marshfield. They used to be connected until the Portland Gale storm of 1898 that washed out the land between the two. The town's landscape varies significantly from rocky shores and sandy beaches to salt marshes, and significant forests in the West End. The town also has a very popular harbor for boating.

Total Area: 31.8 sq. miles
Land Area: 17.6 sq. miles
Population: 18,133
Density: 1,046 per sq. mile

(source: Scituate Wikipedia Page)

CONSERVATION

Scituate has a wide variety of landscapes in the town but much of the conservation land exists in two main areas: the Driftway and the Scituate Forest (West End). In 2002, the town of Scituate voted to adopt the Community Preservation Act (CPA) was adopted by Scituate voters. Under the Act, a Community Preservation Committee (CPC) was established to make recommendations for the use of CPA funds. The nine member Committee is appointed by the Selectmen, and is made up of four at large members and five Town board members (Planning Board, Conservation Commission, Housing Authority, Recreation Committee and Historical Commission).

Information about conservation land is not readily available however the two main resources would be the Community Preservation site and the Maxwell Conservation Trust.

HISTORY

Scituate was first settled in 1627 and incorporated as town in 1636. The name is derived from a Wampanoag term "satuit" - meaning cold brook. Fun fact? Scituate Rhode Island is named after Scituate Massachusetts. In 1710, a group of residents moved to Rhode Island and named it after their prior hometown. Scituate used to be a much larger town. Over the course of 132 years, portions of the town were separated and incorporated as new towns (Hanover - 1717, Marshfield - 1788, and Norwell - 1849).

Fishing and sea mossing were significant parts of the local economy. The town's history contains many references to shipwrecks that took place just offshore. The coast of Scituate is protected by a fair amount of ledge that is hidden by the tide. Scituate does have two lighthouses that served to guide ships around the dangers beneath the water. Old Scituate Light on the edge of Scituate Harbor was erected in 1810. Minot's Ledge Light is about a mile off the coast of Minot and the Glades. This lighthouse is also easily visible from Cohasset.

(source: Scituate Wikipedia Page)