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Sunday Walk at World’s End – Hingham, MA

| November 4, 2012 | 0 Comments

This morning my wife and I went for a walk at World’s End in Hingham, MA. We’ve been there a handful times before, walking the main carriage path on Planters Hill and Pine Hill, but this morning we hiked out along the Rocky Neck trails. It was an easy hike with rocky cliffs and small coves along the shoreline of the Weir River. see Map provided by The Trustees of Reservations.

Here are a few photos from this morning.

World's End Hingham, MA
World'd End Hike along the Weir River
World's End Hingham, MA
World's End Hingham, MA

The Thomas Blake Williams Wildlife Observation Station
A new addition to the park is this wildlife observation station that allows access into the Damed Meadows Salt Marsh. The view today was of bare trees and a muddy salt marsh at low tide but in the spring and summer this could be a really nice place to see local birds & plant life.

World End Thomas Blake Williams Observation Station
World's End Thomas Blake Williams Wildlife Observation Station

A bit of World’s End history provided by the Trustees of Reservations website
“World’s End was once an island at high tide, but colonial farmers dammed the salt marsh to grow hay and cleared almost all the trees for cropland. In the 1880s, wealthy Boston businessman John Brewer built a farming estate. In 1890, he hired Frederick Law Olmsted to design a large subdivision. While the homes were never built, four miles of carriage roads remain.

World’s End was once one of Massachusetts’ most threatened coastal landscapes. In 1890, plans were drawn up for a 163-house residential subdivision. In 1945, the property was short-listed for the site of the United Nations headquarters, which ultimately found its home in New York City. Twenty years later, it was eyed as a possible site for a nuclear power plant. But in 1967, thanks to local commitment and tremendous fundraising efforts, dedicated residents from Hingham and surrounding communities, and The Trustees, were able to preserve this special place.”

There are approximately 4.5 miles of trails to walk including carriage patsh & footpaths through wooded areas and along rocky coastline.

Admission is $6 for adults. Membership to the Trustees of Reservation is also available at the gate. If you purchase membership at the gate versus online, you save $10.
Open 8 AM to Sunset.

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