Herring Run Pool Park
Address: Herring Run Pool Park, Water Street, Weymouth, MA, USA
Parking: The park is located at the corner of Water and Commercial Streets, directly behind The Venetian restaurant. Look for roadside parking nearby.
Triphammer Pond Conservation Area
Address: 21 Triphammer Rd, Hingham, MA 02043, USA
Parking: Limited on-site parking. Look for the gravel/dirt driveway between # 75 and #128 Popes Lane. Continue driving about 1/4 mile beyond the conservation area sign.
Size: 98 acres
Address: 101 Kilby St, Hingham, MA 02043, USA
Parking: Limited on-site parking. Enter from Weir Street or by the Log Road on Kilby Street.
Size: 32 acres
South River Park
Address: 2148 Ocean St, Marshfield, MA 02050, USA
Parking: Limited on-site parking.
Size: 1.7 acres
Veterans’ Memorial Park
Address: 2200 Ocean St, Marshfield, MA 02050, USA
Parking: Park at unpaved pull-off adjacent to the park on Plain Street (Route 139).
Herring Run Park
Address: 149 Barker St, Pembroke, MA 02359, USA
Parking: On-site parking. Additional access on Little’s Avenue (but no formal parking area).
Indian Head River Fish Ladder
Address: 415 W Elm St, Pembroke, MA 02359, USA
Parking: On-site parking. Look for the gravel lot off West Elm Street.
Size: 34 acres
Luddam’s Ford Park (Pembroke)
Address: 418 Elm St, Pembroke, MA 02359, USA
Parking: Limited on-site parking
Size: 34 acres
Luddam’s Ford Park (Hanover)
Address: 243 Elm St, Hanover, MA 02339, USA
Parking: Limited on-site parking
Size: 22 acres
Old Oaken Bucket Pond
Parking: Parking for 3-4 cars, across the street at the Stockbridge Mill. Additional parking, off Route 3A, at the Scituate Water Department.
Size: 10 acres
Herring Run Pool Park, Water Street, Weymouth, MA, USA
A pocket park in Jackson Square, where in the springtime you can see the herring run. A great spot to learn some local history!
21 Triphammer Rd, Hingham, MA 02043, USA
A 19 acre pond surrounded by woods with a narrow walking trail around the perimeter. Try ice skating here in the winter. Watch for migrating fish in the fish ladder in the spring.
101 Kilby St, Hingham, MA 02043, USA
Pond, salt marsh and an abandoned quarry. In the spring, look for river herring swimming upstream at the fish ladder.
2148 Ocean St, Marshfield, MA 02050, USA
This 1.7 acre park has river views, a boardwalk, and a picnic area, plus a Marshfield Veterans Honor Roll.
2200 Ocean St, Marshfield, MA 02050, USA
The South River flows through this historic milling and manufacturing site, which dates back to 1656, when William Ford and Josiah Winslow erected Marshfield’s first grist mill. Now home to a fish ladder, undershot water wheel, and passive recreational park.
149 Barker St, Pembroke, MA 02359, USA
This Pembroke Conservation property surrounds Herring Brook. In the springtime, usually in April, herring begin their annual migration. Starting from Massachusetts Bay, they swim up the North River for 12 miles to this site and beyond. They are on their way to their spawning grounds at Gorham Mill, Oldham Pond, and Furnace Pond. You can […]
415 W Elm St, Pembroke, MA 02359, USA
It’s hard to miss the fish ladder at Luddam’s Ford Park! The large concrete structure spans the Indian Head River on the Hanover/Pembroke town line. Fish ladders help migratory fish such as herring and shad get past obstacles so they can swim upstream to their spawning grounds each spring. The pond behind the dam is […]
418 Elm St, Pembroke, MA 02359, USA
The Pembroke Conservation Commission owns these 34 acres of open meadow and forested upland. The Curtis Rubber Mill (founded in 1873), the largest of its kind in the country, once stood here, on both sides of the river. Look for remains of the factory in the woods on the Pembroke side, just south of the […]
243 Elm St, Hanover, MA 02339, USA
The Hanover Conservation Commission owns these 22-acres of open meadow and forested upland. The Curtis Anchor Forge, famous for casting the anchor of the USS Constitution, was located here in the 1700s. Also on this site was the Curtis Rubber Mill (founded in 1873), the largest of its kind in the country. The dam on […]
Old Oaken Bucket Pond is one of two reservoirs on the First Herring Brook created by dams. The Town of Scituate draws its municipal water from Old Oaken Bucket Pond. The upstream reservoir, simply known as the reservoir, feeds Old Oaken Bucket Pond downstream. Both ponds have fish ladders for herring at their dams. Unfortunately, […]
18 Dover St, Norwell, MA 02061, USA
IMPORTANT: Closed March 24-April 7, 2020. All Trustees properties are included in Massachusetts’ closure of non-essential businesses. More than a half-mile of river frontage graces this 129 acre parcel owned by the Trustees of Reservation. Mrs. Albert Norris donated the original parcel in 1970. The property was expanded in 1992 by a gift of land from […]