Hiking

Hartsuff Park Recreation Area

781-871-1730

Owned By: Town of Rockland

Town park with a playground, a 9-hole disc golf course, and at least a mile of nature trails, plus a swimming pond and athletic fields.

Features

Overseen by Rockland Youth Commission. The relatively new (2020) playground is a popular feature here, as is the 9-hole disc course.

There is a small swimming pond, with a sandy beach, for use by Rockland residents only. In season, it has lifeguards on duty Monday through Friday, 11am to 5pm. Also, weekends 12-5pm, but only during extreme hot spells.

Trail Description

The Hartsuff Park Nature Trail extends through much of the property. Between that and the additional trails of the disc golf course, there is an least a mile altogether, mostly through the woods. It is mostly flat and wide, with the occasional small hill. Some sections are rocky. The trail also features a large wooden footbridge, which extends over a sometimes-dry stream bed.

Habitats and Wildlife

This park is bordered on all sides by woodlands — primarily oak and beech, with some pine and yellow birch. The land drains to Cushing Brook, a tributary to the Drinkwater River, which leads to the Indian Head River, and ultimately to the North River system.

42.140283, -70.901805

Historic Site: No

Park: Yes

Beach: Yes

Boat Launch: No

Lifeguards: Lifeguards in season.

Hours: Dawn to dusk.

Parking: Ample on-site parking at the 146 Hingham Street entrance. Additional parking at the Hartsuff Street entrance.

Cost: Free

Trail Difficulty: Easy

Facilities:

Benches, several picnic tables (some within pavilions), grills, trash receptacles, Little Free Library, playground, 9-hole disc golf course, athletic fields (basketball and soccer), bathhouse (in season), swimming pond (in season, for Rockland residents).

Dogs: No animals allowed.

Boat Ramp: No

ADA Access: No

Scenic Views: Yes

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