Weymouth, MA 02188, USA
Owned By: Town of Weymouth
Large property with more than 3 miles of trails. Named for local ornithologist and author Bradford Torrey (1843-1912).
Acquired by the Town of Weymouth through a series of land donations dating back to 1937 when John W. Seabury donated a parcel of land previously owned by Bradford Torrey. Torrey wrote essays about the land he owned, including “My Real Estate.”
2.5 mile loop trail with numerous spurs. Look for trailhead behind Weymouth High School, across the way from the huge rocky outcropping with the American flag painted on it. Additional access for pedestrians on Main Street, Mediterranean Drive, Tall Oaks Drive, and Burkill Street (via the Arbor Hill Conservation Area). Watch for a new parking area on Route 18, coming soon!
If you enter from Weymouth High School, you will be on one of the many spur trails blazed in blue. This leads across some boardwalks and eventually to the loop trail, which is blazed in yellow. All trails are well marked. You can follow the yellow loop all the way around the 2.5 mile circuit, and also explore the blue-blazed spur trails. This is a captivating, varied property with some moderately challenging sections (occasionally steep and/or rocky) and plenty to see, including rock outcroppings, bubbling streams, groves of beech and pine, and numerous glacial erratic boulders.
Habitats and Wildlife
The woods here are primarily pine and beech. A small stream flows through the property, which is part of the Weymouth Back River watershed. Its waters ultimately flow northeast toward Whitman’s Pond and the Weymouth Back River.
Historic Site: No
Boat Launch: No
Size: 110 acres
Hours: Dawn to Dusk
Parking: Park at Weymouth High School during non-school hours.
Trail Difficulty: Easy, Medium
Informational kiosk at trailhead.
Dogs: Dogs must remain on a leash no longer than 6 feet. Scoop the poop!
Boat Ramp: No
ADA Access: No
Scenic Views: Yes
Waterbody/Watershed: Weymouth Back River watershed