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Wompatuck State Park, Hingham
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Wompatuck State Park is a state-owned, public recreation area of about in size located primarily in the town of Hingham with portions in the neighboring towns of Cohasset, Norwell, and Scituate, Massachusetts, in the United States. In addition to a large campground and an extensive trail system, the park is noted for the free spring water that can be obtained at Mt. Blue Spring, which has been in operation since the mid-19th century. The park is managed by the Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation and protects forests of the northeastern coastal forests ecoregion.HistoryThe land was originally the property of Indian chief Josiah Wompatuck, who deeded the land to English Settlers in 1655. The park is built on the former Hingham Naval Ammunition Depot Annex (known by natives as the "Cohasset Annex"), which was in use from 1941 until 1965. It contains over 100 decommissioned military bunkers, many of which have been backfilled, but some of which remain exposed, including one which housed parts of the Navy's first nuclear depth charge in the 1950s. Several old military buildings can be found on park property as well as an extensive network of abandoned railroad. Most buildings have had their roofs and windows removed and are open to the elements.
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  • If you want to fell like you are in the Forrest but minutes away from Boston or the Beach, then wampatuck is the place to go. It's an institution of the south shore of Boston. 
  • Often times we see no one, other times there are cyclist, joggers and dog walkers. But always, there is enough acreage to find the calm and beauty of the woods. Our only criticism that keeps us from n...  more »
  • Beautiful wooded park with loads of biking and walking trails. A hidden treasure with an entrance in a residential neighborhood. 
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  • Amazing park, great for biking! There are trails for all levels and abilities (from pavement to challenging terrain parks). The trails are well kept. There are also good hiking trails.
  • Great family camping site with safety; the place is friendly. There is fresh air and paved roads where you can bike, and the restrooms are satisfactory with cold and hot shower and no charge.We stayed three nights and visited many places that were not far from here, such as nantasket beach and Boston. ( 35 minutes to Boston.)There are a few stores close to the park too, like Walmart or stop and shop.
  • We loved our stay here. Very serene with great amenities. Also, it is super close to the beach!
  • I was only here for a short afternoon, but this State Park is beautiful and enormous! I felt like there is so much to do and see. This place could be explored for days, maybe even weeks.
  • A gorgeous and spacious park with tons of pavedtrails for running, walking and biking.