76 Ferry Hill Road, Marshfield, MA, USA
Owned By: Ferry Hill Day Camp
Summer day camp for children on the banks of Little’s Creek in Marshfield. Former longtime location of the Marshfield Branch YWCA.
Prior to Ferry Hill Day Camp’s purchase of the property in 2019, this was the longtime location of the Marshfield Branch of the Cambridge YWCA. In 1961, the Thurber family donated the property, which included a house and a large barn, to the YWCA. For more than 40 years, the facility offered year-round programs plus a summer day camp. Prior to ownership by the Thurbers, the property was part of a much-larger estate owned by gentleman farmer Victor Belanger, and this section of town was known as “Belangerville.”
Ferry Hill Day Camp is an inclusion-based center with a community committed to kindness. It offers workshops, conferences and events, plus yoga and a summer day camp. The camp’s founder cites the bucolic setting as one of its many enriching features.
There are no public trails at Ferry Hill Day Camp, but the Ferry Hill Thicket (conservation area) is located across the street.
Habitats and Wildlife
This property is home to numerous cedar trees. It offers a spectacular view of the salt marshes, and is a prime spot for birding.
Ferry Hill Day Camp is located at the edge of Little's Creek. The creek originates in springs on Telegraph Hill and Carolina Hill in Marshfield. Following the course of Church and Elm Streets, it flows through Keene's Pond and then winds through the salt marsh before emptying into the South River on the northwest side of Ferry Hill.
Historic Site: No
Boat Launch: No
Size: 9.2 acres
Hours: Dawn to Dusk
Parking: No public parking available.
Cost: Not open to the public.
Trail Difficulty: No trails.
Facilities: No public facilities.
Boat Ramp: No
ADA Access: Yes
Scenic Views: Yes