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George Ingram Park

Ingram Park Trail, Cohasset, MA 02025, USA

Owned By: Cohasset Conservation Trust

27 acres of woods and wetlands with rocky outcroppings, old stone walls, and about a mile of trails.

Features

Most of the land here was purchased by the Cohasset Conservation Trust in 2007 from landowner Osborne Ingram. Another 6 acres were added in 2014. The property is named for Osborne Ingram’s father, George. Eagle Scouts from Cohasset Troop 28 have done the bulk of the work on the trail system.

Trail Description

Look for the main trailhead on Norman Todd Road, across from Heritage Lane, and just west of the railroad tracks. There is an informational kiosk, and then shortly down the trail, a series of plank boardwalks that traverse a stream and some wetlands. Follow the yellow blazes! After the boardwalks, there is a loop trail to the left. Follow the loop to see a very captivating cluster of glacial erratic boulders. Along this trail there are also some views of the MBTA commuter rail and an old granite foundation. The loop eventually rejoins the main trail and continues around the perimeter of the property. The trail is mostly easy and flat, but there are a couple of steeper sections, and occasional spots with lots of rocks and/or roots underfoot. Toward the end, the trail leads up over a tall rocky outcropping. There is a bench at the top, with a view of the woods and wetlands below. Soon after, the trail emerges on Beechwood Street, about 0.25 mile west of the main trailhead. You can backtrack through Ingram Park, or take a shortcut down Beechwood/Norman Todd Road to your starting place.

Habitats and Wildlife

The woods here are primarily maple, oak, and beech, with some pine, yellow birch, and a small grove of cedar. The property lies within the watershed of Bound Brook. Bound Brook flows into the Gulf River, which empties into the Atlantic at Cohasset Harbor.

Ingram Park Trail, Cohasset, MA 02025, USA

Historic Site: No

Park: No

Beach: No

Boat Launch: No

Lifeguards: No

Size: 27.4 acres

Hours: Dawn to Dusk

Parking: Limited parking on Heritage Lane, across from the main trailhead.

Cost: Free

Trail Difficulty: Easy, Medium

Facilities:

Informational kiosk at trailhead. Occasional benches.

Dogs: Dogs must remain on leash at all times.

Boat Ramp: No

ADA Access: No

Scenic Views: Yes

Waterbody/Watershed: Bound Brook (Gulf River/Cohasset Harbor watershed)

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