The Corner'd Box is about a six mile loop in the West End that cuts through a quiet corner of Norwell before it returns to the starting point where there's parking and a hike through conservation land for a picnic. There are no bike lanes or sidewalks but traffic is rarely heavy, the visibility is good, and the roads are in good shape for experienced bicyclists.


Start this loop by parking at the Mount Hope Improvement Society building. This building was originally a primary school dating back to 1894.


From the Mount Hope Building, you'll see across Thomas Clapp Rd, the trail entrance to the Bates Lane Conservation Area. Take a picnic and a hike through this flora and fauna rich conservation land. (See Maxwell's Scamper) But if you're biking the six mile loop, ride west (left) past the trail entrance to Itchy's Pole and take a left onto Summer Street. You'll cross into Norwell, once South Scituate. Continue on past First Parish Road and take a left onto Old Oaken Bucket Road. Words to the song are included in the site descriptions. Just as you pass the border crossing back into Scituate, take a left onto Maple Street. You'll ride past First Parish Road again, in a bit you'll take a left onto Thomas Clapp Road. This stretch will pass another trail head into conservation land before returning to the Mount Hope Improvement Building.

SITES


  1. 1.Mt. Hope Improvement Society

  2. 2.Litchfield Preserve Trail

  3. 3.Mt. Hope Cemetery

  4. 4.The Highest Point in the Town of Scituate

  5. 5.Ray’s Garage

  6. 6.Itchy’s Pole

  7. 7.Zenas and Melvin Litchfield’s General Store

  8. 8.Norwell (South Scituate)

  9. 9.Union Mission Chapel

  10. 10. Sherman’s Corner

  11. 11. Scituate Town Forest

  12. 12.Mungo’s Corner

  13. 13. Munson’s Corner

  14. 14. Lionel Bush Square

  15. 15. Carl Pipes Memorial Trail

  16. 16. Salome’s Heritage

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.

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