Scituate Harbor Gazebo, Cole Pkwy, Scituate, MA 02066, USA
Owned By: Town of Scituate
A concrete walkway (with a guardrail) that extends for a half mile, along Scituate Harbor and Satuit Brook, with beautiful water views. Adjacent to the Scituate Harbormaster headquarters, several marinas, as well as a town-owned gazebo, and various memorials.
Located on Scituate Harbor, in the commercial center of town.
This land is within the region of the Massachuseuk (or Massachusett) Native American tribe.
Interpretive signage along the Harborwalk offers this history of the area: “The period of time between the mid 1600’s through the mid 1800s defined Scituate as one of the most prosperous harbors between Boston and New Bedford. As maritime based industries grew along the waterfront, the wharf area became the center of activity for the Town. Numerous men listed their occupation as shipwrights, chandlers, coopers, blacksmiths, carpenters and sail makers. Serving trade and travel, a ship yard, tide mill, lumber mill and livery covered the area where (the Mill Wharf Marina and restaurant) now stand. … Schooners, barks, brigantines and whaling ships were built and sailed from Scituate to destinations around the world.”
Access the Harborwalk from Cole Parkway. There are official entrances at the intersection of Front Street and Cole Parkway, and at the Scituate Harbormaster headquarters. The walkway continues along the water’s edge, behind and between various marinas and restaurants. Continue your walk via sidewalk past the Scituate Town Pier, the Bates House, and all the way to the Scituate Harbor Community Building on Jericho Road. Along the way, look for interpretive signage to learn more about Satuit Brook, Irish Mossing, the Wharf Area, and the Bates sisters.
Habitats and Wildlife
The Harborwalk overlooks Satuit Brook and Scituate Harbor. This is a great spot to see shorebirds.
Historic Site: No
Boat Launch: No
Size: 0.5 miles
Hours: Dawn to Dusk
Parking: Ample on-site parking.
Trail Difficulty: Easy
Benches, trash receptacles, memorials, interpretive signage, picnic tables, bike rack.
Dogs: Dogs must remain on leash. Scoop the poop!
Boat Ramp: No
ADA Access: Yes
Scenic Views: Yes
Waterbody/Watershed: Scituate Harbor/Atlantic Ocean