Hiking

Kibby Property

Kibby Property, 279-R Neck St, Weymouth, MA 02191, USA

(781) 340-5015

Owned By: Town of Weymouth

A small property with waterfront trails and 230 feet of natural shoreline along the Weymouth Back River.

Features

Formerly a car dealership and a marine dredging operation, this property was purchased in 2010 from Richard Kibby, largely with Community Preservation funds, and dedicated in 2016. Part of the Back River Trail system. Immediately adjacent to Abigail Adams State Park.

Trail Description

A short paved trail with views of the Weymouth Back River. Part of the Back River Trail system.

Habitats and Wildlife

Prior to 2010, this property was used commercially. The vegetation here is quite new — a grassy area with a view of the marsh.

The Weymouth Back River rises from several ponds and swamps, including Whitman Pond in Weymouth. it flows for about 10 miles and empties into the Atlantic Ocean at Hingham Bay, downstream of the park, and just south of Grape Island and Slate Island.

River herring swim upstream from the ocean to Whitman Pond every year to spawn. You may be able to catch a glimpse of them in April, at Herring Run Pool Park in Jackson Square, Weymouth.

Kibby Property, 279-R Neck St, Weymouth, MA 02191, USA

Historic Site: No

Park: Yes

Beach: No

Boat Launch: No

Lifeguards: No

Size: 1.3 acres

Hours: Dawn to Dusk

Parking: Park at Abigail Adams State Park, immediately adjacent.

Cost: Free

Trail Difficulty: Easy

Facilities:

Benches

Dogs: Yes

Boat Ramp: No

ADA Access: Yes

Scenic Views: Yes

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