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Amonte Meadow

144 Rockland St, Hingham, MA 02043, USA

Owned By: Town of Hingham

A broad grassy property abutting wetlands, with a very short walk to the Weir River.

Features

This property was acquired by the Town of Hingham in 2009.

Trail Description

No trails, but walk the perimeter of the property and continue north on Rockland Street to the bridge on the Weir River, great spot to pause and enjoy the view!

Habitats and Wildlife

This grassy meadow is bordered by wetlands, as well as cedars, oaks, maples, and a stand of tupelo trees.

Formed at the confluence of Crooked Meadow River and Fulling Mill Brook, the Weir River flows north through Hingham, with Tower Brook and Accord Brook joining it in its first mile. It gradually turns northeast and flows for another 1.4 miles, through Weir River Farm and eventually into Foundry Pond, which is just a short distance upstream of Amonte Meadow. The Weir River Estuary, designated by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts as an Area of Critical Concern, begins just below the manmade dam at the pond. The mile-wide estuary forms the border between Hingham and Hull, and empties into Hingham Bay.

144 Rockland St, Hingham, MA 02043, USA

Historic Site: No

Park: No

Beach: No

Boat Launch: No

Lifeguards: No

Size: 3.3 acres

Hours: Dawn to Dusk

Parking: Limited roadside parking on Rockland Street.

Cost: Free

Trail Difficulty: Easy

Dogs: Dogs must remain on leash. Scoop the poop!

Boat Ramp: No

ADA Access: No

Scenic Views: Yes

Waterbody/Watershed: Weir River

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