Whitney and Thayer Woods- Cohasset, MA


On one of our recent escapades on the South Shore, we explored yet another terrific property owned and maintained by the Trustees of Reservations.  Located between Weir River Farm and Wompatuck State Park, is the often forgotten piece of land making up Whitney and Thayer Woods.

Whitney and Thayer Woods stretches across 10 miles of forestry trails.  From certain lookout points along the these trails, you can catch some amazing views of the Boston skyline.  One of the unique aspects of this area, setting apart from most other parks, are the solitary boulders scattered throughout the reservation.  These boulders are remnants of the last ice age, dating back 8,000 years ago.  A collection of these glacial remains makes up Ode's Den which is situated in the heart of the park and can be seen in our photos below.

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There are many brooks and streams to be found throughout Whitney and Thayer; most of which have frozen over during the colder months. In addition, there is Milliken Memorial path, which is a beautiful trail through a wild garden.  The footpaths are suitable for walking, jogging, cross country skiing, mountain biking, horseback riding and much more.  With hundreds of acres of land, you should allow yourself at least two hours for your visit. 

Whitney and Thayer is one of a few local spots where you can enjoy the outdoors while experiencing nature that still remains from thousands of years ago.  It is truly a unique and awesome experience!

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