Summer in Hingham, Massachusetts

Managing Real Estate Broker with Brad MacKenzie

Summer in Hingham, Massachusetts

World's End State Park, Hingham MA

Hingham is primarily a residential town, but it offers some great summer activities. Some of them are year-round, too.

The Weir River Farm is a 75-acre working, family-friendly farm, one of the last farms in Hingham, with its own family of horses, pigs, cows, chickens and sheep. You can follow one path to the barnyard and visit with the horses, pigs, and chickens. Another path takes you across a grassy avenue before entering The Grove, woods with an open understory reminiscent of a British woodland. A Garden Path, bordered by flowering shrubs and flowers, within the Grove, creates a serene and pretty sanctuary for visitors.

From the trails on Weir River Farm, you can get to the adjacent Whitney and Thayer Woods, whose trails are connected to those in Wompatuck State Park and the town’s Triphammer Conservation Area. This extensive trail network provides you with access to the largest contiguous tract of open space on the South Shore – nearly 5,000 acres in all. Turkey Hill Lane, Hingham. 781.740.7233

World's End State Park is a 250-acre park made up of tree-lined carriage paths and sweeping views of the Boston skyline, only 15 miles away. The 251-acre coastscape includes rocky shores, broad hillsides, and open fields bracketed by pockets of woodlands. The property is ideal for walking, picnicking, jogging, horseback riding, cross-country skiing, or simply enjoying nature and the outdoors. The walking trails were designed by famed landscape architect Frederick Law Olmsted. 250 Martin's Lane, Hingham.

The Friends of the Boston Harbor Islands sponsors cruises to the Boston Harbor Islands from May to October, departing from Long Wharf or Rowes Wharf in downtown Boston. Call 781.740.4290 for a brochure that includes a registration form. 349 Lincoln Street, Hingham.

Summer Spotlight SSC

The South Shore Conservatory brings people together through the arts, including music, drama and dance, from arts-based preschool and kindergarten to students of all ages enrolled in individual music lessons or ensembles to drama classesmusical theatreballet classes with Jose Mateo's Ballet Theatremusic therapy and a variety of offerings in our Jazz/Rock/Pop Department. One Conservatory Drive, Hingham. 781-749-7565

Where to stay?

I must recommend the Cohasset Harbor Resort, with a quaint 50-room inn, positioned on one of the most charming harbors along the eastern seaboard. 124 Elm Street, Cohasset. 781-383-6650

Harborside at Cohasset Harbor

Where to shop?

The Derby Street Shoppes is the best collection of stores on the South Shore. It features an exceptional collection of more than 75 stores, boutiques, restaurants and cafes, including the South Shore's only Whole Foods Market, Apple, Barnes & Noble, REI, Kohl’s, Vineyard Vines, J. Crew, American Eagle, Lululemon, Talbot’s, Crate & Barrel, Williams-Sonoma, Ann Taylor, GAP, 344, Banana Republic, White House|Black Market, LOFT, Chico’s, Coldwater Creek and more. 98 Derby Street.

Where to eat?

Legal Sea Foods is moving into the space which was formerly the Summer Shack at the Derby Street Shoppes.


Tosca serves amazing Italian food. 14 North Street, Hingham. 781.740.0080

Alma Nove is Chef Paul Wahlberg’s signature harborside restaurant and bar inspired by the creative blend of Italian and Mediterranean cuisine. 22 Shipyard Drive, Hingham. 781-749-3353


Contact me to arrange a private showing of any home for sale in Hingham.

Summer means a Red Sox game

To view all the homes for sale in Cohasset, go to this list of Hingham Homes for sale.


Comments (5)

Li Read
Sea to Sky Premier Properties (Salt Spring) - Salt Spring Island, BC
Caring expertise...knowledge for you!

A very inviting picture of your region...lovely!  Nce name, adding it to my list of pleasing place names, such as Carefree Avenue, on San Juan Island.

May 27, 2013 03:54 AM
Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
Probate Real Estate Services

Brad, For a residential town Hingham certainly offers many fun things to do not only in the summer but all year round. I just love the great outdoors ... nature, animals, water ... we are so blessed.

May 27, 2013 04:12 AM
Brad MacKenzie
Brad MacKenzie - Duxbury, MA
Turning Houses into Homes on the South Shore

Thanks Li and Kathleen! It is lovely and yes, we are blessed.

May 27, 2013 04:43 AM
Debbie Walsh
SHAHAR Management - Middletown, NY
Hudson Valley NY Real Estate 845.283-3036

Great localism post Brad - lots of good information for someone passing through or looking to stay!

May 28, 2013 05:06 AM
Brad MacKenzie
Brad MacKenzie - Duxbury, MA
Turning Houses into Homes on the South Shore

And oh the fun they'll have when they do!

May 28, 2013 07:38 AM