136 Union St, Hingham, MA 02043, USA
Owned By: Town of Hingham
The front portion of this 17.5-acre field, located down the street from Hingham High School, is set aside for use as a driving range for Hingham residents. The remaining 14 acres are maintained as open fields, and generally licensed for agricultural use.
Originally part of a larger farm. Currently (2022) licensed to Hornstra Farm for growing hay and corn.
This land is within the region of the Massachuseuk (or Massachusett) Native American tribe.
Habitats and Wildlife
The Weir River flows through one side of this grassy property, which has some oak and maples trees around its perimeter. It is bordered in part by wetlands. Triphammer Brook flows through the property’s northeast section.
Formed at the confluence of Crooked Meadow River and Fulling Mill Brook, the Weir River flows north through Hingham, with Tower Brook and Accord Brook joining it in its first mile. It gradually turns northeast and flows for another 1.4 miles, through Weir River Farm and eventually into Foundry Pond. The Weir River Estuary, designated by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts as an Area of Critical Concern, begins just below the manmade dam at the pond. The mile-wide estuary forms the border between Hingham and Hull, and empties into Hingham Bay.
Historic Site: No
Boat Launch: No
Size: 17.5 acres
Hours: Dawn to Dusk
Parking: Limited on-site parking. Look for the gravel lot across the street from Thistle Patch Way.
Trail Difficulty: Easy
Dogs: Dogs must remain on leash. Scoop the poop!
Boat Ramp: No
ADA Access: No
Scenic Views: Yes
Waterbody/Watershed: Weir River watershed