2020 is NSRWA’s 50th Anniversary, and everyone is invited to celebrate with us all year long with activities, contests, and events. We’ve got a series of FREE walks in the watershed planned with NSRWA Environmental Educator Brian Taylor, or you can explore on your own. Each month we will highlight a town in our watershed with stories, social media posts, and more. Every week a property you can explore will be featured.

You can enter to win a monthly prize package by visiting the highlighted properties and posting your photos on Instagram @northsouthrivers with the hashtag #ExploreSouthShore. Once a month we will randomly choose a winner from the posts to receive a prize package.

Entering is as easy as 1-2-3!

  1. Check out our weekly 50 Places to Explore post on  our website, Facebook, or Instagram.
  2. Visit that property and take a picture of the location or you and/or your friends and family exploring.
  3. Share the photo with us any time that month on our Instagram page @northsouthrivers with the hashtag #ExploreSouthShore and include the name of the property. Click here for contest rules.

Click here to see the monthly winners.

50 Places to Explore

Wednesday, January 8                 On your own – Bates Lane Conservation Area, Scituate
Wednesday, January 15               On your own – Widow’s Walk, Scituate
Wednesday, January 22               On your own – Herring River Trail, Scituate
Wednesday, January 29               On your own – Cushing Memorial State Park or Ellis Estate Trails, Scituate
Wednesday, February 5                On your own – Lehner Conservation Area, Hingham
Wednesday, February 12              On your own – Wompatuck State Park, Hingham
Wednesday, February 19              On your own – Foundry Pond, Hingham
Wednesday, February 26              On your own – Thompson Pond Trail or Twin Ponds Trail, Weymouth
Wednesday, March 4                     On your own – Great Esker Park, Weymouth
Wednesday, March 11                   On your own – Webb Memorial State Park, Weymouth
Wednesday, March 18                   On your own – Pond Meadow Park, Weymouth
Wednesday, March 25                   On your own – Tucker Preserve, Pembroke
Wednesday, April 1                         On your own – Canoe Club Preserve, Pembroke
Wednesday, April 8                         On your own – Tubbs Meadow Conservation Area, Pembroke
Wednesday, April 15                      On your own – Willow Brook Farm Preserve, Pembroke
Wednesday, April 22                      On your own – J.J. Shepherd Memorial Forest, Pembroke
Wednesday, April 29                      On your own – Herring Run Park, Pembroke
Wednesday, May 6                         On your own – Round Pond Trails, Duxbury
Wednesday, May 13                       On your own – South River Bog, Duxbury
Wednesday, May 20                       On your own – Lansing Bennett Forest, Duxbury
Wednesday, May 27                       On your own – Howlands Landing Park,  Duxbury
Wednesday, June 3                        On your own – Couch Beach, Marshfield
Wednesday, June 10                      On your own – John Little Conservation Area, Marshfield
Wednesday, June 17                      On your own – Francis Keville Footbridge, Marshfield
Wednesday, June 24                      On your own – Veterans’ Memorial Park or South River Park, Marshfield
Wednesday, July 1                          On your own – Paddle the North River, Hanover Public Launch  (See Timing the Tides)
Wednesday, July 8                          On your own – Norwell Pathway, Norwell
Wednesday, July 15                        On your own – Norris Reservation, Norwell
Wednesday, July 22                        On your own – Cuffee Hill Conservation Area & Black Pond Bog, Norwell
Wednesday, July 29                        On your own – Stetson Meadows, Norwell
Wednesday, August 5                      On your own – Luddams Ford Park or Indian Head River Trails, Hanover
Wednesday, August 12                    On your own – Denham Pond or Melzar Hatch Preserve, Hanover
Wednesday, August 19                    On your own – Phillips Sanctuary and Firehouse Loop or Colby-Phillips Trails, Hanover
Wednesday, August 26                    On your own – Folly Hill & Bog Iron Trails or Chapman’s Landing & Iron Mine Brook, Hanover
Wednesday, September 2               On your own – Old Rockland Fireworks Loop Trail, Rockland
Wednesday, September 9               On your own – Rockland Rail Trail, Rockland
Wednesday, September 16             On your own – George Anderson Rockland Town Forest, Rockland
Wednesday, September 23             On your own – Summer Street Conservation Lands, Rockland
Wednesday, September 30             On your own – Paddle the Indian Head Pond, Hanson
Wednesday, October 7                     On your own – Rocky Run Conservation Area, Hanson
Wednesday, October 14                   On your own – Alton J Smith Reserve & & Indian Head Pond, Hanson
Wednesday, October 21                   On your own – Burrage Pond Wildlife Management Area, Hanson
Wednesday, October 28                   On your own – Camp Kiwanee, Hanson
Wednesday, November 4                On your own – Ames Nowell State Park, Abington
Wednesday, November 11              On your own – Island Grove Park, Abington
Wednesday, November 18              On your own – North River Wildlife Sanctuary, Marshfield
Wednesday, November 25              On your own – Rexhame Beach, Marshfield
Wednesday, December 2                 On your own – Hobart Pond, Whitman
Wednesday, December 9                 On your own – Whitman Town Park, Whitman
Wednesday, December 16              On your own – Forge Pond Park, Hanover
Wednesday, December 23              On your own – Hingham Street Reservoir, Hanover
Wednesday, December 30              On your own – Camp Wing Conservation Area, Duxbury