Herring River Marina

60 New Driftway, Scituate, MA 02066, USA


Owned By: Herring River Marina

Private marina on the Herring River. Water access.


The Herring River Marina includes a launch site for kayaks.

This land is within the region of the Massachuseuk (or Massachusett) Native American tribe.

Trail Description

The Marina itself does not have trails, but the James Landing Walkway is immediately adjacent. Heading up the marina’s driveway, toward the Driftway, look for a blue sign on the right, which spells out the trail rules. The James Landing Walkway continues for 0.3 miles along the edge of the marsh, with expansive views of the Herring River and the North River mouth. It continues through a small woodland to the Driftway, where it intersects with the Multi-Purpose Path. Please be mindful of private property boundaries.

Habitats and Wildlife

Because of its location on the Herring River, this property is an excellent spot to observe numerous species of native birds and fish. Watch for snowy egrets in the adjacent salt marsh. The walkway features open views of the marsh, but also several birch and cedar trees, as well as a few oaks and pines. The Herring River flows into the North River near The Spit.

60 New Driftway, Scituate, MA 02066, USA

Historic Site: No

Park: No

Beach: No

Boat Launch: No

Lifeguards: No

Hours: Dawn to Dusk

Parking: Herring River Marina has its own parking area for members, adjacent to the Driftway.

Cost: Walkway usage is free.

Trail Difficulty: Easy

Dogs: Dogs must remain on leash. Scoop the poop!

Boat Ramp: Yes

ADA Access: No

Scenic Views: Yes

Waterbody/Watershed: Herring River (North River watershed)