Webb Memorial State Park, Weymouth

#158 of 428 in Parks in Massachusetts
Webb Memorial State Park is a public recreation area located on a peninsula that extends nearly half a mile into the Hingham Bay area of Boston Harbor in Massachusetts. It is composed of three connected drumlins and a low marsh area. The state park forms the only mainland portion of the Boston Harbor Islands National Recreation Area.HistoryIn the 1860s, the peninsula became part of the Bradley Fertilizer factory and was used for dumping industrial waste. In the 1950s, it housed the missile launchers for a Nike missile site. The IFC (Integrated Fire Control) and radar systems for this site were located on Hog Island (now called Spinnaker Island) on the other side of Hingham Bay. The missile site was deactivated in 1974. In 1977, it was transferred to the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and work started on its conversion into a state park. Webb Memorial State Park opened in 1980. It was named for Weymouth police officer William Webb.Activities and amenitiesThe park offers skyline views of Boston, fishing, picnicking, and walking trails.
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  • Great place for walking with paths that undulate along the waterway. Sunny and hot in the summer and breezy and cold in the winter, but worth it! The park is cleaned and well maintained.  more »
  • I live in a condo overlooking Webb Park and go there a lot in the warm weather and make the trip around the park - about a mile and you can almost see the water. Great place to burn off some calories....  more »
  • Local, beautiful views of Boston, ocean view, path is in great shape, it's mostly crushed bluestone. Highly recomended.  more »
  • It's a nice park. Great walking trails, and dog friendly. There are also bathrooms and you're surrounded by the beach (which is nice to walk along!) I've been going to this park since I was a kid. I love it!
  • Very nice park, lots of deer, raccoons, birds. Was and old missile site that is very well maintained. Three are bath rooms that are heated and available to the public.
  • A great place to go for a walk to help clear your mind. Or to take your sweetheart since the paths are surrounded by lush wildflowers, trees & bushes filled with shades of green. All paths are topped w stone dust so it's a good place for a run Extremely dog friendly (bring your own bags for cleanups) And it's best feature is you are always by the ocean (North Weymouth's peninsula) w the Boston skyline from miles across the open sea as a rewarding view & memorial benches that allow you to grab a seat & take it all in. Great for families w it's built in charcoal grills, picnic tables and a large wooden shelter on a cement patio on the left side of the beginning of the park. Parking is free but can be limited during the warmer months. It has its very popular days but even then it's comfortable
  • Lovely rocky beach with paths and picnic spots whether you want sun or shade. Great spot for family gatherings and fresh air!
  • Great park to walk and enjoy the 'million dollar view' of the harbor and Boston skyline. Large parking lot. Picnic tables and benches throughout the park. Anglers fishing from the shore line with success. A lot of animals: rabbits, birds, deer.
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