Things To Do in Fall
October 13, 2022
You simply can’t beat the weather, views, or activities during fall in Hingham, Massachusetts. Enjoy the exquisite array of food, and the beautiful walking trails in Hingham this autumn.
World’s End is a 400+ acre peninsula that has been preserved by locals for over 50 years offering visitors and the community a serene escape in nature. It is a sanctuary of rolling hills, woodlands, and salt marshes with breathtaking views of the Atlantic Ocean. You are free to enjoy an array of trails for hiking and stolling and immerse in the beauty of the season.
The peninsula was once home to John Brewer in the 1800’s who had plans to build a 163-home residential subdivision but the development was never completed. Following that, the United Nations Headquarters and a nuclear power plant were once planned to be constructed there but those plans never came to fruition either.
Now, there are no plans to change the landscape of World’s End as it has become a popular year-round destination for enjoying the woodlands of Hingham.
If you’re looking for a place to revel in the wonders of nature, Bare Cove Park delivers in spades. This natural reserve spans over 484 acres and features a diverse array of ecosystems, including woodlands, wetlands, meadows, and ponds. It’s an ideal spot for outdoor enthusiasts to enjoy activities like hiking, birdwatching, picnicking, or taking it slow and enjoying the view.
The park’s extensive trails wind through picturesque landscapes, providing a sense of serenity that is a true testament to the splendor of New England’s natural beauty. Over a century ago the land was privately owned but was acquired by the U.S. Navy due to its convenient location. The waterfront of the park creates easy access to Boston Harbor and was once used as an ammunition depot.
Today, it remains untouched for any reason other than enjoying the views and taking the time to explore the grounds.
If you love history, you need to visit the Old Ordinary House Museum. Built on the main road from Boston for stagecoach travelers to stop “for an ordinary meal,” this establishment served tired and hungry visitors for over 150 years. Now, it’s
November is the best time to visit because that’s when the Candlelight Tours of the Old Ordinary take place! These popular tours give you an inside look at the hardships colonists had to endure during the cold New England winters. It will give you a new appreciation for the comforts you have today while also getting to see the beauty of the house by candlelight.
Another reason to go in November is the Harvest Dinner. This special event celebrates fall with a traditional turkey dinner. While you eat, you’ll get to listen to a knowledgeable guest speaker discuss topics of historic interest, including antiques and presidential politics.