280 Driftway, Scituate, MA 02066, USA
Owned By: James Landing
A scenic, 0.3-mile gravel walkway for public use. It extends along the edge of the Herring River marsh, through the James Landing condominium complex, with views of the Herring River. Continue your walk on the Driftway Multi-Purpose Path, which continues in one direction to Herring River Trail, and in the other direction to Driftway Conservation Park, Widow’s Walk Golf Course, the Scituate Dog Park, and beyond.
If you start at the Driftway Conservation Park, the best way to find the James Landing Walkway is to head out of the driveway and turn left on the Driftway Multi-Purpose Path. Follow this paved path (sidewalk) about 0.3 miles, then look for a dirt trail to the left, heading up a moderate incline into the back of the James Landing condominium complex. At the top of a small hill, you will see a blue sign with trail rules. Head to the left, and follow the scenic gravel walkway along the edge of the marsh, where you can enjoy views of the Herring River and the mouth of the North River. 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.
Historic Site: No
Boat Launch: No
Size: 0.3 miles
Hours: Dawn - dusk
Parking: The best parking spot for public use of the James Landing Walkway is the Driftway Conservation Park.
Cost: Walkway usage is free.
Trail Difficulty: Easy
Boat Ramp: No
ADA Access: No
Scenic Views: Yes
Waterbody/Watershed: Herring River (North River watershed)