99 Cole Pkwy, Scituate, MA 02066, USA
Owned By: Town of Scituate
Also known as the Bill Stetson Boat Ramp, this paved public boat ramp is located in the heart of Scituate Harbor at the mouth of Satuit Brook. Also on site, a small courtesy dock where boaters can tie up temporarily, as space permits, along with a skiff-dinghy dock. Seasonal skiff dock permits are available from the Harbormaster. The Cole Parkway Boat Ramp is directly adjacent to the Scituate Harborwalk.
This land is within the region of the Massachuseuk (or Massachusett) Native American tribe.
Interpretive signage along the Harborwalk offers this history of the area: “The period of time between the mid 1600’s through the mid 1800s defined Scituate as one of the most prosperous harbors between Boston and New Bedford. As maritime based industries grew along the waterfront, the wharf area became the center of activity for the Town. Numerous men listed their occupation as shipwrights, chandlers, coopers, blacksmiths, carpenters and sail makers. Serving trade and travel, a ship yard, tide mill, lumber mill and livery covered the area where (the Mill Wharf Marina and restaurant) now stand. … Schooners, barks, brigantines and whaling ships were built and sailed from Scituate to destinations around the world.”
Check out the Scituate Harborwalk, immediately adjacent.
Habitats and Wildlife
Located at the mouth of Satuit Brook, in the heart of Scituate Harbor.
Historic Site: No
Boat Launch: Yes
Hours: 6am to 2am
Parking: Ample on-site parking.
Paved boat ramp.
Dogs: Dogs must remain on leash. Scoop the poop!
Boat Ramp: Yes
ADA Access: No
Scenic Views: Yes
Waterbody/Watershed: Satuit Brook (Scituate Harbor)