Town Parks & Monuments

Cohasset Common

Highland Ave, Cohasset, MA 02025, USA

Owned By: Town of Cohasset

This grassy, tree-lined, 24-acre historic district is a lovely spot for picnic or a short stroll.


Nestled between Highland Ave. and North Main Street, between Robert E. Jason Road and William B. Long Jr. Road, this grassy green space is bordered by churches, private homes, and the Town Hall. It was designated as public land in 1670, when Cohasset was part of the Town of Hingham, and added to the National Register of Historic places in 1996.

Trail Description

The southern portion of the Cohasset Common is bordered by paved sidewalks. The northern portion does not have sidewalks around its border, however criss-crossed paved pathways cross its middle. Altogether there are about 0.5 miles of paved sidewalk/trail.

Habitats and Wildlife

There is a manmade pond at the southern end of the property. Most of the Cohasset Common drains to James Brook, which flows into Cohasset Harbor. The northernmost section of the common drains into Little Harbor.

Highland Ave, Cohasset, MA 02025, USA

Historic Site: No

Park: No

Beach: No

Boat Launch: No

Lifeguards: No

Size: 24 acres

Hours: Dawn to Dusk

Parking: Limited on-street parking on some perimeter streets, plus additional parking at Cohasset Town Hall (Highland Ave.).

Cost: Free

Trail Difficulty: Easy


Trash receptacles and picnic tables in two locations — next to St. Stephen’s Church and next to First Parish Unitarian Church. Duck pond with fountain (please do not feed the ducks!)

Dogs: Yes

Boat Ramp: No

ADA Access: Yes

Scenic Views: Yes

Waterbody/Watershed: James Brook (Cohasset Harbor watershed), also Little Harbor watershed

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