Weir River Farm
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Originally part of a picturesque, early-twentieth-century country estate, Weir River Farm is comprised of ten acres of fields and pastures surrounded by oak and red cedar woodlands. The Weir River passes through the northwest edge of the farm.
From the entrance at the top of Turkey Hill, a footpath meanders downhill through open fields and woods. At a fork in the trail, one path leads to the barnyard. The other path leads across a grassy avenue before entering 'The Grove,' woods with an open understory reminiscent of a British woodland. Sections of the trail within the Grove have been beautified to create a 'Garden Path' whose borders are planted of flowering shrubs and perennials.
Trails on Weir River Farm are linked to those in adjacent Whitney & Thayer Woods, whose trails are connected to those in Wompatuck State Park and the town's Triphammer Conservation Area. This extensive trail network provides visitors with access to the largest contiguous tract of open space on the South Shore - nearly 5,000 acres in all.
Weir River Farm was the former home of Polly Thayer Starr, whose paintings and drawings have been exhibited and admired at museums in Boston, New York, and Philadelphia for more than 70 years.
1.5-mile loop trail. Moderate walking.
Tours & Programs
Interpretive tours and programs for families and adults are offered throughout the year. For listings, visit our Events Calendar
Open year-round, daily, sunrise to sunset. Allow a minimum of 1 hour, 3 hours if also visiting Whitney and Thayer Woods.
Closest entrance is from parking lot at Turkey Hill. To get there, turn right onto Leavitt Street off Route 228 just before reaching Hingham Public Library. Follow for 0.6 mi. and bear left onto Turkey Hill Lane. Continue on Turkey Hill Lane until it dead ends into Turkey Hill. Entrance and parking area on left. Weir River Farm is due west of and adjacent to Turkey Hill. Visitors may park at either the main parking area for Whitney & Thayer Woods on Route 3A opposite Sohier Street (surfaced for year-round use, 20 cars) or at entrance to Turkey Hill (surfaced for year-round use, 5 cars). From both parking areas follow signs.
Turkey Hill Lane, Hingham, MA, 02403 map
Phone: (781) 740-7233
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