Hiking

Jacobs Meadow

666 Main St, Hingham, MA 02043, USA

781-741-1445

https://hinghamlandtrust.org/jacobs-meadow/

Owned By: Hingham Conservation Land Trust

Trails through woodlands and meadows, plus a view of Fulling Mill Brook. Directly adjacent to Lehner Conservation Area.

Features

Old stone walls can be found throughout this property, most of which was donated to the Town of Hingham, and to the Hingham Conservation Land Trust, by Helen Burns (the town purchased additional acreage from abutters). Additional land donors include the Goodlatte family, Richard & Virginia Kurtzman, and Robert & Carolyn Garvie. Please be mindful of private property.

Trail Description

A trail behind the Wilder Memorial Building leads into the woods, and shortly thereafter, to a large open meadow. There are loop trails to the north and south. The meadow offers easy, relatively flat walking, while the forest trails are narrower, with occasional small hills. The same trail network can also be accessed through the Lehner Conversation Area. A kiosk marks thee property boundary. Some of the trails in the woods are marked with white blazes, others are marked with wooden posts, and some are not marked at all.

Habitats and Wildlife

Open meadows are the centerpiece of this property. They are bordered by woods and wetlands on both sides, offering a wonderful sense of seclusion. Most of the forest is pine and oak, but there are some lovely groves of cedar and beech, plus some holly and maple. Plenty of greenbrier too! There are some glacial erratic boulders as well.

Fulling Mill Brook runs through the rear of the property. It eventually flows into the Weir River, which flows through much of Hingham, and eventually empties into Hingham Harbor and the Atlantic Ocean.

666 Main St, Hingham, MA 02043, USA

Historic Site: No

Park: No

Beach: No

Boat Launch: No

Lifeguards: No

Size: 50 acres

Hours: Dawn to Dusk

Parking: On weekends and after preschool hours, park behind the Wilder Memorial Building at 666 Main Street in Hingham. When preschool is in session at Wilder, consider entering through thee Lehner Conservation Area on South Main Street.

Cost: Free

Trail Difficulty: Easy

Dogs: Yes

Boat Ramp: No

ADA Access: No

Scenic Views: Yes