Hingham Harbor and Bumpkin and Grape Islands

Hingham, Massachusetts 02044

Hingham Harbor and Bumpkin and Grape Islands

Hingham Harbor and Bumpkin and Grape Islands Professional Review and Guide

"Hingham Harbor is an excellent starting point for kayakers who want to visit the Boston Harbor Islands but wish to stay within relatively protected waters. This trip offers two interesting harbor islands, a smattering of Hingham’s own tiny islands in Hingham Harbor and World’s End, a beautiful park owned by The Trustees of Reservations. Additional attractions include Nantasket Beach, with its historic carousel and boardwalk, and some quiet, very scenic paddling on the Weir River on the east side of World’s End.

Though very much an urban paddle, filled with views of the Boston skyline and the lingering noise of highways, the trip is lovely in places and historically interesting. It also is a good introduction to island camping. Nearby Bumpkin Island offers waterfront sites at an excellent price (free), just 2.3 miles from the put-in. Attractions: Harbor Islands for picnicking, camping, and exploring; World’s End Conservation Area, fishing."

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Trail Information

Hingham
Nearby City
7.2
Distance
Moderate
Skill Level
Day trip, camping available
Duration
Best spring thru fall, weather depending
Season
World's End Conservation Area
Local Contacts
NOAA 13270, 13267
Local Maps

Activity Feed

Jul 2018