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Explore South Shore 2024: 365 Nature Places To Know

Since 2020, our Explore South Shore program has highlighted places in our watershed and beyond where the public can go to enjoy the natural world. Walking trails and fishing spots, boat ramps and beaches; parks, playgrounds, historic sites, and so much more. To keep things fresh, each year we change the program’s theme. This year it’s “365 Nature Places to Know.”

Care to join us? Every morning beginning January 1st, we’ll feature one of the South Shore’s best nature places on Facebook and Instagram. Not on social media? We’re listing all the spots here on our website as well!

All of these “Nature Places to Know” can also be found in the Get Outdoors section of NSRWA.org, which now boasts more than 550 listings! Make Get Outdoors your first stop when seeking information about local trails, kayak launches, and even picnic tables. We are constantly updating our database to provide the facts you need to go out and explore.

Walking trails are by far our most popular listings, so we’ll feature at least two of those each week – a longer route on Saturday, and a shorter one on Sunday. Mondays will be for family-friendly places, and on Tuesdays we’ll feature spots that promote accessibility. On Wednesdays, we’ll highlight water access, while Thursdays will offer a mix of themes, such as “Birders Love” “Herring Runs,” and “Up For a Challenge?” On Factoid Fridays, we’ll share some facts.

We’re changing up our trivia contest this year too! Once a month, we’ll present a “Where In the Watershed?” photo, and invite you to guess where it was taken. (Share your guesses by commenting on our Facebook page and Instagram feed.) At the end of each month, one lucky winner will be randomly selected to receive a custom NSRWA prize package. Click here for contest rules.

As always, we encourage you to share photos from your Explore South Shore adventures with the hashtag #ExploreSouthShore.

 

365 Nature Places To Know (Scroll to the bottom to see prior months)

FEBRUARY

Indian Head Pond, Hanson

February 1 • “Where In The Watershed?” (Location details to be provided March 1)

February 2 • Factoid Friday • Washington Street Bridge, Hanover & Pembroke

February 3 • Weekend Walks – Longer • Eel River Preserve, Plymouth

February 4 • Weekend Walks – Shorter • Lapham Woods, Duxbury

February 5 • Family-Friendly • Webb Park, Weymouth

February 6 • Accessibility • Route 3A Bridge, Scituate (Drive up and enjoy the view!)

February 7 • Water Access • Indian Head Pond, Hanson

February 8 • Birders Love … • Clear Pond Conservation Area, Plymouth

February 9 • Factoid Friday • Border Street Bridge, Cohasset & Scituate

February 10 • Weekend Walks – Longer • J.J. Shepherd Memorial Forest, Pembroke (Also visit the Alton Smith Reserve and Sleeper Conservation Area in Hanson. All 3 places are connected by trails.)

February 11 • Weekend Walks – Shorter • Lehner Conservation Area, Hingham (Also visit Jacobs Meadow, next door, and connected by a trail.)

February 12 • Family-Friendly • Whitman Town Park

February 13 • Accessibility • Driftway Conservation Park (Drive up and enjoy the view!)

February 14 • Water Access • Crocker Park and Island Creek, Duxbury

February 15 • Birders Love … • Great Pond Trail, Weymouth

February 16 • Factoid Friday • Town Brook Park, Plymouth

February 17 • Weekend Walks – Longer • Fogg Forest, Norwell

February 18 • Weekend Walks – Shorter • Ellis Nature Sanctuary, Marshfield

February 19 • Family-Friendly • Kenberma Playground, Hull

February 20 • Accessibility • Shipyard Lane Beach, Duxbury (Drive up and enjoy the view!)

February 21 • Water Access • Lake Holbrook, Holbrook

February 22 • Birders Love … • Webster’s Wilderness, Marshfield

February 23 • Factoid Friday • Cole’s Hill, Plymouth

February 24 • Weekend Walks – Longer • Burrage Pond Wildlife Management Area, Hanson & Halifax

February 25 • Weekend Walks – Shorter • Plymouth River Complex, Hingham

February 26 • Family-Friendly • Braintree Highlands Community Playground

February 27 • Accessibility • Great Hill Park (Drive up and enjoy the view!)

February 28 • Water Access • Little Sandy Bottom Pond Beach, Pembroke

February 29 • Birders Love … • Williams Preserve, Duxbury

 

MARCH

March 1 • Factoid Friday • Phillips Sanctuary & Firehouse Loop, Hanover

March 2 • Weekend Walks – Longer • Two Brooks Preserve, Plympton

March 3 • Weekend Walks – Shorter • Hingham Street Reservoir, Hanover

March 4 • Family-Friendly • North Scituate Seaside Fun Playground, Scituate

March 5 • Accessibility • Bluefish River Firehouse and Grist Mill, Duxbury  (Drive up and enjoy the view!)

March 6 • Water Access • Fresh Pond Park, Plymouth

March 7 • Birders Love … • Veterans Commemorative Town Forest, Plymouth

March 8 • Factoid Friday • Green’s Harbor Path & Kettle Hole Loop/Knapp Town Forest, Duxbury

March 9 • Weekend Walks – Longer • Colby-Phillips Trails – Hanover

March 10 • Weekend Walks – Shorter • Carter Preserve, Kingston

March 11 • Family-Friendly • Hanover Playground

March 12 • Accessibility • Whitney Spur Rail Trail, Cohasset (Trail is graded crushed stone.)

March 13 • Water Access • Powder Point Bridge, Duxbury

March 14 • Birders Love … • Crowell Conservation Area, Duxbury

March 15 • Factoid Friday • Last Meadows, Hanson

March 16 • Weekend Walks – Longer • Duxbury Bogs

March 17 • Weekend Walks – Shorter • David E. Alper Preserve, Plymouth

March 18 • Family-Friendly • Duxbury Library Playground

March 19 • Accessibility • Brewster Gardens, Plymouth (Paved trail)

March 20 • Water Access • Bourne Island Lagoon, Marshfield

March 21 • Herring Runs • Thomas Memorial Park, Middleborough

March 22 • Factoid Friday • Plymouth Town Forest

March 23 • Weekend Walks – Longer • Cato’s Ridge Conservation Area, Plympton

March 24 • Weekend Walks – Shorter • Wharf Creek Conservation Area, Marshfield

March 25 • Family-Friendly • Carver Community Playground

March 26 • Accessibility • Rockland Rail Trail (Paved trail)

March 27 • Water Access • Marshfield Town Landing

March 28 • Where In The Watershed? (Location details to be provided April 1)

March 29 • Factoid Friday • Old Oaken Bucket Pond, Scituate

March 30 • Weekend Walks – Longer • Folly Hill and Bog Iron Trails, Hanover

March 31 • Weekend Walks – Shorter • Monatiquot River Nature Trail, Braintree

 

Herring Run Pool Park

APRIL

April 1 • Family-Friendly • Hingham Community Playground

April 2 • Accessibility • Pond Meadow Park, Braintree (Paved trail)

April 3 • Water Access • West Monponsett Boat Ramp, Halifax

April 4 • Up For a Challenge? • Quincy Quarries State Reservation, Quincy

April 5 • Factoid Friday • Keene’s Sawmill, Duxbury

April 6 • Weekend Walks – Longer • Cornhill Woodland, Marshfield

April 7 • Weekend Walks – Shorter • Dixon Preserve at Hio Hill, Plymouth

April 8 • Family-Friendly • Julia Road Park, Weymouth

April 9 • Accessibility • King Oak Hill Park, Weymouth (Paved trail)

April 10 • Water Access • Long Pond Boat Ramp, Plymouth

April 11 • Herring Runs • Herring Run Park Conservation Area, Pembroke

April 12 • Factoid Friday • Nathaniel Thomas Mill, Hanson

April 13 • Weekend Walks – Longer • Lansing Bennett Forest, Duxbury

April 14 • Weekend Walks – Shorter • Denham Pond, Hanover

April 15 • Family-Friendly • Allerton Street Playground, Plymouth

April 16 • Accessibility • Myles Standish State Forest, Plymouth & Carver (Many paved trails)

April 17 • Water Access • Norwell Town Landing

April 18 • Where In The Watershed? (Location details to be provided May 1)

April 19 • Factoid Friday • Hatch Mill, Marshfield

April 20 • Weekend Walks – Longer • Cole Conservation Land, Carver

April 21 • Weekend Walks – Shorter • Pape Reservation, Cohasset

April 22 • Family-Friendly • Weir River Farm, Hingham

April 23 • Accessibility • Town Brook Trail, Plymouth (Large section of trail is paved)

April 24 • Water Access • Nantasket Beach Reservation, Hull

April 25 • Herring Runs • Foundry Pond, Hingham

April 26 • Factoid Friday • Plimoth Grist Mill, Plymouth

April 27 • Weekend Walks – Longer • Muddy Pond Wilderness Preserve, Kingston

April 28 • Weekend Walks – Shorter • Burns Memorial Park, Hingham

April 29 • Family-Friendly • Hartsuff Park, Rockland

April 30 • Accessibility • Wompatuck State Park, Main Entrance, Hingham (Many paved trails.)

 

MAY

May 1 • Water Access • Howland’s Landing Park, Duxbury

May 2 • Herring Runs • Stephen Rennie Herring Run Park, Weymouth

May 3 • Factoid Friday • Stockbridge Grist Mill, Scituate

May 4 • Weekend Walks – Longer • Smith-Nawazelski Conservation Area, Hanson

May 5 • Weekend Walks – Shorter • South River Bog, Duxbury

May 6 • Family-Friendly • Hollis Field & Community Playground, Braintree

May 7 • Accessibility • Driftway Multi-Purpose Path, Scituate (Paved trail)

May 8 • Water Access • Leo F. DeMarsh State Boat Ramp, Plymouth

May 9 • Herring Runs • Herring Run Pool Park, Weymouth

May 10 • Factoid Friday • Indian Head River Fish Ladder, Pembroke/Hanover

May 11 • Weekend Walks – Longer • Whitney & Thayer Woods, Cohasset (Don’t miss the rhododendrons on the Milliken Path!)

May 12 • Weekend Walks – Shorter • Rockland Town Forest

May 13 • Family-Friendly • Scituate Skatepark

May 14 • Accessibility • Mabbett Park, Plymouth (Paved trail)

May 15 • Water Access • James Avenue Wharf, Hull

May 16 • Herring Runs • Iron Hill Park, Weymouth

May 17 • Factoid Friday • Triphammer Park, Kingston

May 18 • Weekend Walks – Longer • Sampson Park & Memorial Forest, Kingston

May 19 • Weekend Walks – Shorter • Mildred Cushing Woods, Hingham

May 20 • Family-Friendly • Holmes Playground and Plymouth Skate Park, Plymouth

May 21 • Accessibility • Osprey Overlook Park (Paved trail)

May 22 • Water Access • Mound Street Field & Park, Quincy

May 23 • Where In The Watershed? (Location details to be provided June 1)

May 24 • Factoid Friday • Plympton Town Green 

May 25 • Weekend Walks – Longer • Simon Hill and Bowker Street Conservation Area, Norwell

May 26 • Weekend Walks – Shorter • Stewart/Person Preserve, Kingston

May 27 • Family-Friendly • Veterans Memorial Playground, Plymouth

May 28 • Accessibility • Veterans Memorial Park, Marshfield (Concrete trail)

May 29 • Water Access • Jericho Road State Boat Ramp, Scituate

May 30 • Up For a Challenge? • South Triangle Pond Conservation Area, Plymouth

May 31 • Factoid Friday • Old Plympton Cotton Factory, Plympton

 

JUNE

June 1 • Weekend Walks – Longer • Ludden’s Ford Park, Pembroke

June 2 • Weekend Walks – Shorter • Higgins-MacAllister Preserve, Scituate

June 3 • Family-Friendly • Newell Playground, Weymouth

June 4 • Accessibility • Berrybrook Fields (Drive up and enjoy the view!)

June 5 • Water Access • Joseph Carven Boat Ramp, Weymouth

June 6 • Birders Love … • Hathaway Preserve, Kingston

June 7 • Factoid Friday • Mordecai Lincoln Mill & Homestead, Scituate

June 8 • Weekend Walks – Longer • Black Cat Preserve, Plymouth

June 9 • Weekend Walks – Shorter • Great Brewster Woods & Dean’s Meadow, Cohasset

June 10 • Family-Friendly • Sirrico Memorial Playground, Plymouth

June 11 • Accessibility • Kibby Property & Abigail Adams State Park, Weymouth (Paved trail)

June 12 • Water Access • Nantasket Pier Marine Ramp, Hull

June 13 • Dog Walkers Love … • Stodders Neck, Hingham

June 14 • Factoid Friday • Capt. David Cushman Jr. Preserve, Duxbury

June 15 • Weekend Walks – Longer • Donovan-Wildcat Conservation Area, Norwell

June 16 • Weekend Walks – Shorter • Poor Meadow Brook Conservation Area, Hanson

June 17 • Family-Friendly • Uncle Bud Skate Park, Marshfield

June 18 • Accessibility • St. Catherine’s Chapel Park, Plymouth (Crushed stone trails)

June 19 • Water Access • Bathing Beach, Hingham

June 20 • Where In The Watershed? (Location details to be provided July 1)

June 21 • Factoid Friday • Butterfly Park, Abington

June 22 • Weekend Walks – Longer • Forge Pond Park, Hanover (Includes French’s Stream Trail, Summer Street Conservation Lands, Old Rockland Fireworks Trail, and Clark Bog)

June 23 • Weekend Walks – Shorter • Pratt Farm, Marshfield

June 24 • Family-Friendly • Stephens Field, Plymouth

June 25 • Accessibility • Webb Memorial State Park, Weymouth (Crushed stone trails)

June 26 • Water Access • Oldham Pond Town Landing, Pembroke

June 27 • Shipyard Site • Brick Kiln Yard, Pembroke

June 28 • Factoid Friday • Morton Park, Plymouth

June 29 • Weekend Walks – Longer • Nelson Memorial Forest, Marshfield (Connects with Union Street Woodland and Phillips Farm Preserve)

June 30 • Weekend Walks – Shorter • Cow Tent Hill, Duxbury

 

Scituate Harborwalk

JULY

July 1 • Family-Friendly • Watson Park, Braintree

July 2 • Accessibility • Lawrence Wharf, Cohasset

July 3 • Water Access • The Spit, Scituate

July 4 • “Where In The Watershed?” (Location details to be provided August 1)

July 5 • Factoid Friday • Holmes Reservation, Plymouth

July 6 • Weekend Walks – Longer • Cuffee Hill Conservation Area & Black Pond Bog, Norwell

July 7 • Weekend Walks – Shorter • Bouve Conservation Area, Hingham

July 8 • Family-Friendly • Rexhame Beach, Marshfield

July 9 • Accessibility • Jacobs Pond Conservation Area, Norwell (Assistive kayak ramp)

July 10 • Water Access • White Horse Beach, Plymouth

July 11 • Shipyard Site • Fox Hill Shipyard, Norwell

July 12 • Factoid Friday • Reynolds-Maxwell Garden, Duxbury

July 13 • Weekend Walks – Longer • World’s End, Hingham

July 14 • Weekend Walks – Shorter • The Nook Preserve, Kingston

July 15 • Family-Friendly • Nelson Memorial Park, Plymouth – splash pad

July 16 • Accessibility • Creedon Memorial Park & Hewitts Landing Walkway, Hingham (Paved trail)

July 17 • Water Access • George Lane Beach, Weymouth

July 18 • Shipyard Site • Wanton Shipyard, Norwell

July 19 • Factoid Friday • Minot Beach, Scituate

July 20 • Weekend Walks – Longer • Tidmarsh Wildlife Sanctuary, Plymouth

July 21 • Weekend Walks – Shorter • Masthead Drive Trail, Norwell

July 22 • Family-Friendly • Gray’s Beach Park, Kingston

July 23 • Accessibility • Scituate Harborwalk (Paved trail)

July 24 • Water Access • Blueberry Island, Marshfield

July 25 • Shipyard Site • Mary’s Garden & Rogers Yard, Marshfield

July 26 • Factoid Friday • Government Island Historic District, Cohasset

July 27 • Weekend Walks – Longer • Center Hill Preserve, Plymouth

July 28 • Weekend Walks – Shorter • James Landing Walkway, Scituate

July 29 • Family-Friendly • Arthur Boyson Park, Quincy

July 30 • Accessibility • Pilgrim Memorial State Park, Plymouth (Paved trails)

July 31 • Water Access • Stetson Pond Beach, Pembroke

 

AUGUST

August 1 • Shipyard Site • White’s Ferry, Marshfield

August 2 • Factoid Friday • Monument Park and Hingham Town Landing

August 3 • Weekend Walks – Longer • Marshfield Bridle Path & Rail Trail

August 4 • Weekend Walks – Shorter • Couch Beach, Marshfield

August 5 • Family-Friendly • Sunset Lake, Braintree

August 6 • Accessibility • Harbor Park & Harbor Walk, Marshfield (Concrete and paved trails)

August 7 • Water Access • Humarock Beach, Scituate

August 8 • Birders Love … • Foothills Preserve, Plymouth

August 9 • Factoid Friday • Lawson Common & Tower, Scituate

August 10 • Weekend Walks – Longer • Norris Reservation, Norwell

August 11 • Weekend Walks – Shorter • Ellisville Harbor State Park, Plymouth

August 12 • Family-Friendly • Maquan Pond at Cranberry Cove, Hanson

August 13 • Accessibility • Hingham Shipyard Waterfront Walkway, Hingham

August 14 • Water Access • Plymouth Long Beach

August 15 • Where In The Watershed? (Location details to be provided September 1)

August 16 •  Factoid Friday • Packet Landing, Marshfield

August 17 • Weekend Walks – Longer • Great Esker Park, Weymouth

August 18 • Weekend Walks – Shorter • Passanageset Park at Broad Meadows Marsh, Quincy

August 19 • Family-Friendly • Hedges Pond Recreation Area, Plymouth

August 20 • Accessibility • King’s Cove Park, Weymouth (Paved trail)

August 21 • Water Access • Smith Beach, Braintree

August 22 • Unusual Walk • Hull Art Walk, Hull

August 23 • Factoid Friday • Mayflower II / Frazier State Pier, Plymouth

August 24 • Weekend Walks – Longer • Twin Ponds Trail, Rockland

August 25 • Weekend Walks – Shorter • Brass Kettle Conservation Area, Cohasset

August 26 • Family-Friendly • Gaffield Park, Norwell

August 27 • Accessibility • Green Harbor Beach, Marshfield (Accessibility mat)

August 28 • Water Access • Duxbury Beach Park

August 29 • Birders Love … • John Little Conservation Area, Marshfield

August 30 • Factoid Friday • Scituate Lighthouse

August 31 • Weekend Walks – Longer • Halfway Pond Conservation Area, Plymouth

 

SEPTEMBER

September 1 • Weekend Walks – Shorter • Patuxet Park, Kingston

September 2 • Family-Friendly • Island Grove Park, Abington

September 3 • Accessibility • Wompatuck State Park – Leavitt Street Entrance, Hingham (Paved trails)

September 4 • Water Access • Black Rock Beach, Cohasset

September 5 • Up For A Challenge? • Plymouth Harbor Jetty

September 6 • Factoid Friday • South River Park, Marshfield

September 7 • Weekend Walks – Longer • Stetson Meadows, Norwell

September 8 • Weekend Walks – Shorter • Historic O’Neil Farm, Duxbury

September 9 • Family-Friendly • Weston Park, Weymouth

September 10 • Accessibility • Wheeler Recreation Campus, Marshfield (Paved trail)

September 11 • Water Access • John’s Pond Recreation Area, Carver

September 12 • Birders Love … Camp Wing Conservation Area, Duxbury

September 13 • Factoid Friday • Fort Revere Park, Hull

September 14 • Weekend Walks – Longer • Indian Head River Trails, Hanover

September 15 • Weekend Walks – Shorter • Griffin Dairy Farm, Abington

September 16 • Family-Friendly • Forges Field Recreation Facility, Plymouth

September 17 • Accessibility • Carlson Fields, Hingham (Paved walking loop)

September 18 • Water Access • Hanover Public Launch

September 19 • Where In The Watershed? (Location details to be provided October 1)

September 20 • Factoid Friday • John Howland Site, Kingston

September 21 • Weekend Walks – Longer • North Hill Marsh Wildlife Sanctuary, Duxbury

September 22 • Weekend Walks – Shorter • McCarthy Farm Conservation Area, Rockland

September 23 • Family-Friendly • Birch Street Playground, Pembroke

September 24 • Accessibility • North River Wildlife Sanctuary, Marshfield (All-access sensory trail)

September 25 • Water Access • Pembroke Town Forest

September 26 • Mountain Bikers Love … • Round Pond Conservation Area, Duxbury

September 27 • Factoid Friday • Governor Long Bird Sanctuary, Hingham

September 28 • Weekend Walks – Longer • Holbrook Town Forest

September 29 • Weekend Walks – Shorter • Comassakumkanut Preserve, Plymouth

September 30 • Family-Friendly • House Rock Park, Weymouth

 

Emery Preserve West, Plymouth

OCTOBER

October 1 • Accessibility • Forge Pond Park, Hanover (Paved loop trail)

October 2 • Water Access • Marshfield Launch and Brooks-Tilden Shipyard

October 3 • Where In The Watershed? (Location details to be provided November 1)

October 4 • Factoid Friday • Bumpus Park, Duxbury

October 5 • Weekend Walks – Longer • Cranberry Pond Conservation Area, Braintree

October 6 • Weekend Walks – Shorter • Crooked Meadow River Area, Hingham

October 7 • Family-Friendly • Jack Medeiros Recreation Area, Plymouth

October 8 • Accessibility • Bare Cove Park, Hingham (Paved trails)

October 9 • Water Access • Mulliken’s Landing, Kingston

October 10 • Mountain Bikers Love … • Carolina Hill Reservation, Marshfield

October 11 • Factoid Friday • Billington Street Park, Plymouth

October 12 • Weekend Walks – Longer • Brockton Audubon Preserve

October 13 • Weekend Walks – Shorter • Hubbell Preserve, Scituate

October 14 • Family-Friendly • Caddy Memorial Park, Quincy

October 15 • Accessibility • Wompatuck State Park – Doane Street Entrance (Paved trails)

October 16 • Water Access • Francis Keville Footbridge, Marshfield

October 17 • Up for a Challenge? • Cavern Rock Park, Weymouth

October 18 • Factoid Friday • Cushing Memorial State Park, Scituate

October 19 • Weekend Walks – Longer • Emery Preserve West, Plymouth

October 20 • Weekend Walks – Shorter • Triphammer Pond Conservation Area, Hingham

October 21 • Family-Friendly • French’s Common, Braintree

October 22 • Accessibility • Hobart Pond, Whitman (Paved trail)

October 23 • Water Access • Whitman’s Pond Park, Weymouth

October 24 • Birders Love … • Crawley Woodlands Preserve, Plymouth

October 25 • Factoid Friday • Veterans Memorial Town Forest, Hanson

October 26 • Weekend Walks – Longer • Ames Nowell State Park, Abington

October 27 • Weekend Walks – Shorter • Weir River Woods, Hull

October 28 • Family-Friendly • Wadsworth Road Playground, Duxbury

October 29 • Accessibility • Penniman Park, Braintree (Paved trail)

October 30 • Water Access • Winsor Shores, Cohasset/Hull

October 31 • Birders Love … • Pudding Hill Reservation, Marshfield

 

NOVEMBER

November 1Factoid Friday • Pembroke High & Hobomock Elementary Trails, Pembroke

November 2 • Weekend Walks – Longer • Hanover Senior Center Trails / Nava-Stasiluk Conservation Area / Myrtle Street Fields / Tindale Bog (All connected by trails)

November 3 • Weekend Walks – Shorter • Emery Preserve East, Plymouth

November 4 • Family-Friendly • Siever Field, Plymouth

November 5 • Accessibility • Norwell Pathway (Paved trail)

November 6 • Water Access • Weymouth Landing Access Ramp, Weymouth

November 7 • Birders Love … • Cranberry Watershed Preserve, Kingston

November 8 • Factoid Friday • Town Brook Patuxet Preserve, Plymouth

November 9 • Weekend Walks – Longer • Furnace Brook Watershed Conservation Area, Marshfield

November 10 • Weekend Walks – Shorter • Crosbie Family Preserve & Appleton Field, Scituate

November 11 • Family-Friendly • Richard Gifford Playground, Weymouth

November 12 • Accessibility • Hanover Branch Rail Trail, Hanover (Paved trail)

November 13 • Water Access • Peter Igo Park, Marshfield

November 14 • Where In The Watershed? (Location details to be provided December 1)

November 15 • Factoid Friday • Burial Hill, Plymouth

November 16 • Weekend Walks – Longer • Wompatuck State Park – Grove Street Entrance, Norwell

November 17 • Weekend Walks – Shorter • Savery Avenue Conservation Area, Carver

November 18 • Family-Friendly • Purple Dinosaur Playground, Scituate

November 19 • Accessibility • Hollingsworth Park, Braintree – (Accessible playground)

November 20 • Water Access • Musquashcut Brook Launch, Scituate

November 21 • Birders Love … • Hoyt Hall Preserve, Marshfield

November 22 • Factoid Friday • National Monument to the Forefathers, Plymouth

November 23 • Weekend Walks – Longer • Bates Conservation Area, Scituate

November 24 • Weekend Walks – Shorter • Shingle Mill Brook Trail, Hanover

November 25 • Family-Friendly • Kress Field, Hingham

November 26 • Accessibility • Holbrook Playground & Sumner Field (Paved walking loop at Sumner Field)

November 27 • Water Access • Woodbine Island Conservation Area, Weymouth

November 28 • Birders Love … • Russell Mill Pond Conservation Area, Plymouth

November 29 • Factoid Friday • Old Mouth, Marshfield

November 30 • Weekend Walks – Longer • Thaddeus Chandler Conservation Area, Duxbury

 

DECEMBER

December 1 • Weekend Walks – Shorter • George Ingram Park, Cohasset

December 2 • Family-Friendly • Right Field Playground, Kingston

December 3 • Accessibility • North Plymouth Rail Trail, Plymouth (Paved and crushed stone trail)

December 4 • Water Access • Shifting Lots Preserve, Plymouth

December 5 • Where In The Watershed? (Location details to be provided January 1)

December 6 • Factoid Friday • Camp Kiwanee, Hanson

December 7 • Weekend Walks – Longer • Willow Brook Farm Preserve & Misty Meadows Conservation Area, Pembroke (Connected by trail)

December 8 • Weekend Walks – Shorter • Silver Lake Sanctuary, Kingston

December 9 • Family-Friendly • Sarah Brassil Park, Weymouth

December 10 • Accessibility • Libby Field, Weymouth (Paved walking loop)

December 11 • Water Access • Chittenden Yard & Canoe Launch, Norwell

December 12 • Up For a Challenge? • Beaver Dam Conservation Area, Plymouth

December 13 • Factoid Friday • Union Street Bridge, Marshfield

December 14 • Weekend Walks – Longer • Wheelwright Park & Barnes Wildlife Sanctuary, Cohasset

December 15 • Weekend Walks – Shorter • Eel River Woods, Hingham

December 16 • Family-Friendly • Buckman Park Playground, Carver

December 17 • Accessibility • Historic Sylvester Field, Hanover (Drive up and enjoy the view!)

December 18 • Water Access • Damon’s Point, Marshfield

December 19 • Birders Love … • Clear Pond Conservation Area, Plymouth

December 20 • Factoid Friday • Sea Street Bridge, Marshfield

December 21 • Weekend Walks – Longer • Ellis Estate Trails, Scituate

December 22 • Weekend Walks – Shorter • Whiton Woods & Cedar Crest, Duxbury

December 23 • Family-Friendly • Legion Memorial Field, Weymouth

December 24 • Accessibility • Marshfield Town Pier (Drive up and enjoy the view!)

December 25 • Water Access • Peterson’s Sawmill Pond, Duxbury

December 26 • Birders Love … • Striar Conservancy, Halifax

December 27 • Factoid Friday • Straits Pond Tide Gate, Hull

December 28 • Weekend Walks – Longer • McKenna Marsh & Marchesiani Farmlands, Hingham

December 29 • Weekend Walks – Shorter • Damon Preserve, Scituate

December 30 • Family-Friendly • Reynolds Playground, Norwell

December 31 • Accessibility • Pemberton Point, Hull (Drive up and enjoy the view!)

 

Looking back to … JANUARY 2024

January 1 • Family-Friendly • Melzar Hatch Preserve, Hanover

January 2 • Accessibility • Widows Walk Golf Course, Scituate (Paved paths are open to the public in the winter)

January 3 • Water Access • Wampatuck Pond, Hanson

January 4 • Birders Love … • Bay Farm Conservation Area, Duxbury & Kingston

January 5 • Factoid Friday • Russell & Sawmill Ponds Conservation Area, Plymouth

January 6  • Weekend Walks – Longer • More Brewer Park, Hingham (Also Brewer Reservation, across the street)

January 7 • Weekend Walks – Shorter • Blackwater Memorial Forest, Kingston

January 8  • Family-Friendly • Cohasset Library Playground

January 9 • Accessibility • Brant Rock Beach, Marshfield(Park along the sea wall to enjoy the view)

January 10 • Water Access • Sampsons Pond, Carver

January 11 • Birders Love … • Tubbs Meadow, Pembroke

January 12 • Factoid Friday • Souther Tide Mill, Quincy

January 13 • Weekend Walks – Longer • Thompson Pond Trail, Abington

January 14 • Weekend Walks – Shorter • Miller Woods, Norwell (Continue your walk on the Norwell Pathway, immediately adjacent.)

January 15 • Family-Friendly • Beaver Brook Playground, Abington

January 16 • Accessibility • Skating Club Pond, Hingham (Drive up and enjoy the view!)

Trail connecting Union Street Woodland and Nelson Memorial Forest, Marshfield

January 17 • Water Access • Harding’s Pond Conservation Area, Whitman

January 18 •  Where In The Watershed? Location revealed! Photo taken on the trail that connects Marshfield’s Union Street Woodland to Nelson Memorial Forest.

January 19 • Factoid Friday • Webster-Billings Conservation Area, Hanson

January 20 • Weekend Walks – Longer • Bradford Torrey Bird Sanctuary, Weymouth

January 21 • Weekend Walks – Shorter • Herring River Trail, Scituate

January 22 • Family-Friendly • HOPS Playground, Halifax

January 23 • Accessibility • Studley Pond, Rockland (Drive up and enjoy the view!)

January 24 • Water Access • Great Herring Pond Access Site, Bourne

January 25 • Birders Love … • Daniel Webster Wildlife Sanctuary, Marshfield

January 26 • Factoid Friday • Monatiquot River Walk, Braintree & Weymouth

January 27 • Weekend Walks – Longer • Braintree Town Forest

January 28 • Weekend Walks – Shorter • Indian Crossway Conservation Area, Hanson

January 29 • Family-Friendly • Marshfield Kids at Play Park

January 30 • Accessibility • Turkey Hill (Drive up and enjoy the view!)

January 31 • Water Access • Furnace Pond Beach, Pembroke