Places to Visit: Worlds End – Hingham, MA

April 21, 2015 Worlds EndIt’s April school vacation week, so my daughters and I are taking advantage of the downtime and planning some fun local day trips.  Today turned out to be a beautiful, perfect spring day.  It was a great day for a hike, so we decided to hop in the car with our dog, Puddles, and explore a new place.

We went to World’s End in Hingham, MA, and we were blown away by the beautiful views.  The property is 251-acres and is part of the Trustees of Reservations.  It costs $6 admission for adults to enter the property (free for members of Trustees of Reservations and free for children under 18).  There is a parking area for 70 cars, and parking is free.  There are 2 Porta Potty’s, and there are picnic tables and benches throughout the property.

After leaving the parking area and entering the trail, you are greeted with this beautiful view:

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As you proceed on the path and up the hill, each step leads to a more spectacular view.  With Boston only 15 miles away, we enjoyed the views of the city skyline.

April 21, 2015 World's End Boston Skyline

The trails are wide and even, and they are ideal for walking, jogging, and even horseback riding.

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Here is a panoramic view from the top of the hill:

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My girls enjoyed playing by the water and collecting some unique shells and rocks.

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After they were done collecting treasures, we continued on the path. If you’re facing the Boston skyline and you turn around, you are faced with this scenic view:

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No matter where you are on the property, the views are spectacular and there are endless opportunities to enjoy the sights and sounds of nature. My girls admired this collection of mini pinecones.

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Here is the trail map:

April 21, 2015 World End Trail Map

We only made it about halfway before my kids got tired.  I’m looking forward to going back to find out what we missed.  I’m sure there are more incredible views to be seen! 🙂

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