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. For a walk nearby, check out the trails at Foundry Pond on Kilby Street.
This property was acquired by the Town of Hingham in 2009. It is within the region of the Massachuseuk (or Massachusett) Native American tribe.
For more information about the Weir River, follow the Weir River Watershed Association.
No trails, but walk the perimeter of the property and continue north on Rockland Street to the bridge on the Weir River, a 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. For more information about the Weir River, follow the Weir River Watershed Association.
Historic Site: No
Boat Launch: No
Size: 3.3 acres
Hours: Dawn to Dusk
Parking: Limited roadside parking on Rockland Street.
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