"Elizabeth “Betty” Miessner moved to Scituate from the Maryland shore and quickly became a fixture in The Scituate Theatre Guild and the Cohasset Dramatic Club. Also a longtime volunteer at the Adams National Historical Park and at the Massachusetts State Archives, Betty had twin gifts for research and for storytelling. These talents led her to a seat on the Scituate Historical Commission and to the Chair of the Board of Trustees for the Scituate Historical Society. Betty was eager to share, fun to listen to, smart as you can be, and cared deeply about her adopted town of Scituate. Betty was involved in the first steps that led to the Historical Scituate Trails project and brought the same talents, energy, and enthusiasm to this project as she brought to her many other endeavors. Her passion for Scituate's history can be felt throughout these pages."

The Scituate Historic Trails project formed from a partnership between Scituate Historical Society, People for Active Transportation & Health (PATH), and Stellwagen Bank Marine Sanctuary to create and promote walking paths and bike routes connecting historical sites, beaches, downtown businesses and other fun places to relax, learn, eat and enjoy Scituate, a charming New England seaside town founded in 1636. Scituate is a coastal town located 25 miles south of Boston with nearly 17 square miles of history and centuries old character to be enjoyed on foot, on a bicycle or from a boat! From out of town? Hop on the Greenbush Train from South Station with your bike and enjoy a healthy, historical adventure to Scituate Massachusetts.