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Weir River Estuary Center

333 George Washington Blvd, Hull, MA 02045, USA

http://www.weirriver.org/estuary-center.php

Owned By: Town of Hull

Home of the Weir River Watershed Association.  The facility provides river access as well as two meeting rooms for community organizations.

Features

Education center with river access. (Portage of about 0.1 mile.)

Trail Description

No formal trails here, but behind the informational kiosk there is a rough trail among cedars and shrubs that leads to numerous river views (about 0.1 mile). Also within the estuary, there are hiking opportunities at World’s End and Weir River Woods.

Habitats and Wildlife

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 — with numerous acres of undisturbed salt marsh — forms the border between Hingham and Hull, and empties into Hingham Bay.

Within the estuary, look for 100+ species of migratory and breeding birds. Fish and shellfish thrive here, including soft shell clams, blue mussels, and American oysters. Recreational shellfishing is prohibited.

333 George Washington Blvd, Hull, MA 02045, USA

Historic Site: No

Park: No

Beach: No

Boat Launch: Yes

Lifeguards: No

Hours: Dawn to Dusk

Parking: On-site parking.

Cost: Free

Trail Difficulty: Easy

Facilities:

Informational kiosk, bike rack, rain garden, meeting room.

Dogs: Dogs must remain on leash. Scoop the poop!

Boat Ramp: No

ADA Access: Yes

Scenic Views: Yes

Waterbody/Watershed: Weir River

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