Bare Cove Path

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Bare Cove Path is a 5.2 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Old Spain, Massachusetts that features a river and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
5.2 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
141 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

kid friendly

birding

fishing

hiking

mountain biking

nature trips

trail running

walking

beach

forest

river

views

wild flowers

wildlife

historic site

Historic 469 acre wildlife sanctuary acquired by Hingham through the Federal Lands to Parks Program. The property was used as a Naval training camp and ammunition depot from 1903-1962. Plenty of parking on Bare Cove Park Drive near the Model Railroad Club building. Start south and do a loop around the Back River Path. Opportunities to explore near the shore (Weymouth Back River) or more inland (Bare Cove Park). Then continue north on Bare Cove Path up to the docks and memorial to sailors lost during WWII. Then continue on to the Lincoln Street Bridge and turn back or do the 0.5 mile Stodders Neck just to the north of the bridge. Meander back the same way or jut into the woods to make it more interesting!

trail running
2 months ago

Terrific trek around the Bare Cove property. Parked in front of the Railroad Clubhouse then went south and did a loop there. I missed some of the river area but encourage others to wander beyond the main paved path and get on the trails. I continued up to the north and really enjoyed the River views and the interpretive signage and memorials which speak to the use of the area by the Navy and Marines. Pretty cool stuff. Went up to the bridge and noticed a huge "fish boil" out in the river. Somebody was getting a good breakfast! Continued back around, off road, following the river then back to the parking lot. A wonderful property!

hiking
3 months ago

walking
Sunday, June 12, 2016

hiking
Saturday, July 28, 2012