Hiking

Triphammer Pond Conservation Area

21 Triphammer Rd, Hingham, MA 02043, USA

781-741-1445

Owned By: Town of Hingham

A 19 acre pond surrounded by woods with a narrow walking trail around the perimeter. Try ice skating here in the winter. Watch for migrating fish in the fish ladder in the spring.

Features

Triphammer Pond was acquired by the Town of Hingham in 1945. Triphammer Woods, an adjacent woodland, was acquired in 1995, protecting the entire shoreline of the pond. Walk across the dam and look for the remains of an old mill below. Non-motorized boating is permitted on the pond.

Trail Description

A rugged, unmarked trail extends for just over a mile around the pond. It is mostly on Hingham Conservation land, but passes briefly through Wompatuck State Park (between markers N16 and N11). The trail is sometimes rocky and rooty.

Habitats and Wildlife

The forest here is primarily pine and oak, with plenty of beech, plus some holly and hickory. Red maple dominates the swampy areas. The terrain is rocky in places, with a number of glacial erratic boulders.

Triphammer Pond was created when Accord Brook was dammed in the 1600s to provide power for a sawmill. Accord Brook flows from Wompatuck State Park, through Triphammer Pond, and eventually into the Weir River.

Deer hunting is permitted here between October 19 and November 28, with a special permit from the Town of Hingham.

21 Triphammer Rd, Hingham, MA 02043, USA

Historic Site: No

Park: No

Beach: No

Boat Launch: Yes

Lifeguards: No

Size: 98 acres

Hours: Dawn to Dusk

Parking: Limited on-site parking. Look for the gravel/dirt driveway between # 75 and #128 Popes Lane. Continue driving about 1/4 mile beyond the conservation area sign.

Cost: Free

Trail Difficulty: Easy, Medium

Facilities:

Informational kiosk, boardwalks, trailside picnic table and bench overlooking the pond.

Dogs: Yes

Boat Ramp: No

ADA Access: No

Scenic Views: Yes

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