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Outdoor Exploring

 

Whitney Woods

Holly Hill Farm

781-383-1455

Holly Hill Farm has a long history in Cohasset, as five generations of the White Family have lived and used the land for many purposes since the mid 1800s. Holly Hill Farm is a certified organic vegetable, flowers, and herbs farm with just under 4 acres currently under cultivation. We sell to the public and a few restaurants at the farm stand on weekends and at the farmers market in Cohasset. In addition to the growing fields, barns, and historic buildings, the farm has 130 acres of beautiful woods with marked trails, ponds, and streams. The farm is home to one of the South Shore Quests (www.southshorequests.org). Trails are open to the public dawn to dusk for walking, hiking, cross country skiing, etc.

The Friends of Holly Hill Farm is the non-profit education center based at the farm that was established by Frank and Jean White 10 years ago to use the resources of the farm as an outdoor classroom. The Friends offers education programs to school children, in the summer for camp programs at the farm, and at workshops for all ages year round. We are also actively partnering with schools in Cohasset and other local towns and have started 19 school gardens in 7 local towns, including Cohasset. We have a number of events every year including a Tomato Festival, a 5K trail run in the fall, farm to table dinners, guided nature walks, informational and fun workshops, and so much more. We host birthday parties, Scout and other community groups and welcome all ages to come and learn by doing what it takes to grow healthy organic food. I would encourage you to visit our website and see all that we offer!

Trustees of Reservation

781 740 7233

The Trustees of Reservations preserve, for public use and enjoyment, properties of exceptional scenic, historic, and ecological value in Massachusetts.

 

Whitney/Thayer Woods

10 miles of carriage roads along which you can amble through resurgent hardwood forests to open fields and spectacular vistas of the South Shore and Boston skyline. Look for solitary boulders left by the last ice age and explore a hermit’s cave along the way. Cross the street to family-friendly Weir River Farm where you and your kids can get up-close to horses, sheep, and chickens.

 

Turkey Hill

The 62-acre Turkey Hill is co-managed with the Towns of Cohasset and Hingham. Its 187-foot summit affords spectacular views. A cinderblock NIKE building is all that remains of an anti-missile radar control station sited here during the Cold War to thwart potential nuclear attack by the Soviet Union.

The fields atop Turkey Hill and at adjacent Weir River Farm are annually mowed and otherwise maintained as an ongoing effort to restore grassland birds species, including bobolink and meadowlark, to this part of the reservation.

 

Wompatuck State Park

781 749 7160

Located just a 35-minute drive from downtown Boston, Wompatuck State Park offers 262 wooded campsites (140 of them with electricity), 12 miles of paved bicycle trails, and many miles of wooded bridle paths and hiking trails. The park is very popular with trailer campers: electrical and water hookups are available. Fishing is allowed in the Cohasset Reservoir. A boat ramp is provided for car-top boats, but no boat trailers, please.

One of the most notable features of the Park is Mt. Blue Spring which is a popular source of fresh drinking water. Visitors can help themselves for free. The park is named for an Indian chief the local colonists knew as Josiah Wompatuck. In 1665, Chief Wompatuck deeded the park and the surrounding land to the English settlers. During WWII the park was used as an ammunition depot by the US military.

Holly Hill Farm