Wompatuck State Park- Hingham, MA
We love uncovering new parks and trails! Especially ones right outside of Boston, making it easy for those of you living your busy city lives to find time to escape and enjoy some fresh air and the outdoors.
This past weekend we explored Wompatuck Park which is primarily located in Hingham, MA but crosses over into Cohasset, Norwell and Scituate. As you can imagine, this park is huge with 3,500 acres of recreational area.
Wompatuck is a popular spot for campers with over 260 wooded campsites (including half with electricity). There are also certain areas that are accessible for hunting, but definitely check out the park regulations beforehand.
Aside from that, there are around 12 miles of biking trails, extensive paths for trail hiking and cross country skiing, and the Aaron Reservoir which is perfect for fishing and kayaking. Only non-motorized boats are permitted in the Reservoir but it's an easy put-in from the boat launch area of the park. During our visit we stuck to the trail hiking and actually crossed paths with quite a few deer and other small wildlife.
One hidden secret of Wompatuck is Mt Blue Spring. Located about two miles into the park, the Spring is a great source for fresh drinking water that is accessible year-round and 100% free for anyone. You can definitely taste a difference compared to bottled and tap water. So when you visit, be sure to bring a few empty jugs to fill-up!