Worlds End Reservation Trail

Hingham, Massachusetts

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Worlds End, a figure-eight–shaped peninsula dividing Hingham Harbor and the Weir River, is well known for its spectacular topography and landscaping. Families have enjoyed hiking its tree-lined gravel roads and admiring its dramatic glacial drumlins since the turn of the century. In the late 1800s, the property nearly became a planned community with more than 150 home sites, but instead was farmed and then turned into a private park. Three-quarters of a century later, it was again threatened by development. The public rallied and raised $450,000, enabling the Trustees of the Reservations to buy the 251acre parcel and make it available for public enjoyment. If you look across Boston Bay toward Hull at the clusters of homes vying for ocean views and beach frontage, you will appreciate the peaceful, natural setting of Worlds End.
Best Hikes with Kids: Connecticut, Massachusetts, & Rhode Island

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Best Hikes with Kids: Connecticut, Massachusetts, & Rhode Island

by Cynthia Copeland, Thomas J. Lewis, & Emily Kerr (The Mountaineers Books)

Worlds End, a figure-eight–shaped peninsula dividing Hingham Harbor and the Weir River, is well known for its spectacular topography and landscaping. Families have enjoyed hiking its tree-lined gravel roads and admiring its dramatic glacial drumlins since the turn of the century. In the late 1800s, the property nearly became a planned community with more than 150 home sites, but instead was farmed and then turned into a private park.

Three-quarters of a century later, it was again threatened by development. The public rallied and raised $450,000, enabling the Trustees of the Reservations to buy the 251acre parcel and make it available for public enjoyment. If you look across Boston Bay toward Hull at the clusters of homes vying for ocean views and beach frontage, you will appreciate the peaceful, natural setting of Worlds End.

©  Cynthia Copeland, Thomas J. Lewis, & Emily Kerr/The Mountaineers Books. All Rights Reserved.

Activity Type: Hiking
Nearby City: Hingham
Distance: 4
Elevation Gain: 120 feet
Trail Type: Loop/Lollipop
Skill Level: Easy
Duration: 3 hours
Season: Year-round
Local Contacts: The Trustees of Reservations, Southeast Region
Local Maps: USGS Hull
Driving Directions: Directions to Worlds End Reservation Trail

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Apr 2018