Summer in Hingham, Massachusetts
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.
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 classes, musical theatre, ballet classes with Jose Mateo's Ballet Theatre, music 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
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.
To view all the homes for sale in Cohasset, go to this list of Hingham Homes for sale.