SITES


1. Cole Parkway and the Harbor Walk

2. Satuit Brook

3. Kent Street

4. Salt Hay

5. Meeting House Lane

6. Men of Kent Cemetery

7. Union Cemetery

8. The Common

9. Elm Street

  1. 10.The Little Red Schoolhouse

11. The Cudworth House

12. The Gates School

13. Lawson Tower

  1. 14.Dreamwold   

15. Lawson Park

  1. 16.Stephen Roach Field

17. Beaver Dam Road

18. Tilden Road

19. The Town Pier

Begin this 4.5 mile circuit through the heart of Scituate along Cole Parkway, in the Harbor business district. Departing the parking area near the bandstand, head out to Front Street and go left (south), crossing the bridge over Satuit Brook. On your left you’ll see the start of the town’s Harbor Walk, and an historic marker at the bridge.  (Be sure to take the time to stroll the Harbor Walk, which ambles past the bandstand and along the full downtown waterfront.) Continue straight at St. Mary of the Nativity Church onto Kent Street, and then turn right on Meeting House Lane. Climb the hill past the Men of Kent and Union Cemeteries, before reaching a T intersection. Take a right, then immediate left, to pass The Common, then turn right on Common Street (of course). Be careful as you pull onto and cross First Parish Road right in front of the Post Office, turning left to quickly pass the fire department; just past the railroad tracks watch for oncoming traffic as you turn left onto Elm Street. At the end of Elm Street take your time as you make the hard right at the odd K-shaped intersection onto Cudworth Road. Soon on your left you’ll see the Little Red Schoolhouse, the Gates School, and the Cudworth House, at which point you must cross First Parish Road and make a quick left then right turn into Central Park Drive. Cruise past central athletic fields on the right, the iconic Lawson Tower on your left, followed by Central Park housing and the new public library. Turn right at the T onto Branch Street, with Dreamwold on your left. At the five-way intersection take the soft (not hard) left onto Beaver Dam Road, passing Stephen Roach Field and Tilden Road (don’t turn) as you make your way back to the harbor district. Continue straight through the second light, and the road will swing right, becoming Front Street as you pass the Town Pier, bringing you back to your starting point.

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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