This small island has served many purposes over the years, first farming then fish drying and smelting. In 1900 it was the site of a...
Grape Island is rich with fruity goodness – not grapes, but raspberries, bayberries and elderberries, all growing wild amid the scrubby...
250 Martin’s Lane, Hingham · interesting places nearby
World’s End information
Not exactly an island, this 251-acre peninsula was originally designed by Frederick Law Olmsted for residential development in 1889. Carriage paths were laid out and trees were planted, but the houses were never built. Instead, wide grassy meadows attract butterflies and grass-nesting birds. Over the years the area escaped proposals for development as a UN headquarters and a nuclear power plant, and today it is managed by the Trustees of Reservations, which guarantees continued serenity and beauty. The 4-plus miles of tree-lined carriage paths are perfect for walking, mountain biking or cross-country skiing – download a map from the Trustees website. It is accessible by car from Hingham.