If you’re looking to escape the hustle of everyday life in a coastal oasis rooted in history, World’s End is the perfect hidden spot for you, no matter what time of year.
World’s End is an ideal getaway for any city dweller. Despite its daunting name, this 251 acre conservation area offers visitors an incredibly relaxed experience. Lucky for Bostonians, it’s located only 15 miles outside of Boston in Hingham. Visitors enjoy walking along tree-lined carriage paths and playing in temperate tidal marshes. All can be done with a backdrop of the city skyline.
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Amidst wild sunflowers and red cedars, there are blueberry thickets lining various beaches around the park. If the local beaches are too full, World’s End is located right up the road. If you seek fall and winter activities, the park’s landscape also provides scenic paths for horseback riding and cross-country skiing.
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What adds to the authenticity of World’s End is its history. Originally, intended to host a massive residential subdivision in the early 1900s, then a nuclear power plant in the 1960s, a lot has changed. The park has escaped all major development with the help of Hingham’s townspeople and The Trustees of Reservation. However, 4.5 miles of looping carriage paths designed by famed architect Frederick Law Olmsted in 1890 still remain intact, perfect for walking and jogging.
World’s End is a great inexpensive daytime activity ($5 MA vehicles / $6 non MA vehicles) and is open daily, year round, from 8AM to sunset. Feel worlds away by spending a few hours exploring a new, beautiful spot!