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December 9, 2023 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Walking Club – Rexhame Beach in Marshfield
Saturday, December 9
10:00am – 11:30pm
Join Walking Club Guest Host Roger Whidden for a dune and beach walk at Rexhame Beach in Marshfield on December 9th from 10-11:30 am. Roger is a resident of Marshfield, where he owns and operates the Whidden School of Fitness, which focuses on martial arts. He is also member of the Marshfield Trails Committee, a nature enthusiast, and an Appalachian Trail Guide.
Rexhame is a beautiful sandy beach. On one side of its dunes is the ocean, and on the other side is the South River. The name “Rex-ham” (meaning the king’s village) was used interchangeably with “Marshfield” in the town’s early days. Unmarked but easy-to-follow trails lead from the parking lot through the sand dunes and along the edge of the South River to the Marshfield/Scituate (Humarock) town line. There are three distinct habitats on this property — open beach, sand dune and salt marsh. In the Rexhame Dunes, you’ll find cedar trees and other seaside-dwelling vegetation such as beach plums, heathers, and deep-rooted dune grass. American Beachgrass acts like glue to hold the dunes together. Snow fence (a.k.a sand fence) helps to control erosion. Red and grey fox can be spotted in the dunes in the early hours. Eastern cottontail rabbits are common along the low shubbery. Shorebirds are abundant.
Directions: 325 Standish St, Marshfield, MA 02050, USA Ample parking is available.
This event is FREE, however, registration is required.
The Walking Club is looking for guest hosts. If you would like to lead a walk on a local trail that you love, please contact Theresa Delahunt at email@example.com.