Thursday, August 9, 2012

Boston Day Trip: World's End

Sitting at Starbucks planning our day -- ferry to one of the Harbor Islands or drive to one of the islands accessible by car?  Since it was our last day in Boston, and we had to be back early, we decided to forgo the schedule of the ferries and decided instead to drive to World's End, which is south of Boston in Hingham, MA.  I'm so glad we did, especially since we didn't have a chance to go to Walden Pond this trip; it was nice to visit some place with so much natural and peaceful beauty, not to mention awesome views of Boston.  Perfect for a long morning walk on four miles of original carriage roads through hills, wooded and open areas of  park overlooking Boston Harbor before getting back in the car for a nine hour trip home.

Designed by  Frederick Law Olmsted, landscape architect for New York City's Central Park, Biltmore Estate in North Carolina, as well as numerous other US Parks and college campuses,  he was also responsible for preserving Yosemite Valley in California.   More information on World's End can be found on The Trustees of Reservations: World's End, Hingham MA, where you can also read about how the Trustees have protected the property since 1891.

Before we left Hingham and Boston, one last lobster roll at Hingham Lobster Pound -- so good!

p.s. Note:  If you plan to visit World's End in Hingham, MA and you rely on a GPS to help with directions, it is best to enter the specific address -- 250 Martin's Lane, Hingham, MA -- that will work.  Entering just  "World's End" will put you in the next town over, Hull, and driving in circles around a neighborhood!  I know... but we tend to get driving off and I have to set the destination fast!

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