SITES


1. The Site of the Boston Sand and Gravel Company

2. Scituate’s Wind Turbine

3. Scituate Country Club

4.The Mann House and Museum

5. The Charles Turner Torrey House

  1. 6.The site of the Stockbridge Mansion

7. The Stockbridge Mill

8.  The Old Oaken Bucket House

9. The Maritime and Irish Mossing Museum

10. Widow’s Walk Golf Course

Begin this five-mile circuit with a right turn out of the parking area at the Driftway Park boat launch (and former site of Scituate Sand & Gravel), heading north along the wonderful multi-use pathway on the right side of “The Driftway.” In less than a mile, pass the wind turbine and reach the end of the pathway, turning left on Greenfield Lane. Greenfield ends at a T intersection, with the Mann House and Museum to your right. Turn left onto Stockbridge Road, and continue under a mile to a three-way intersection, turning right across the bridge over the MBTA rail tracks. At the bottom of the hill turn left on Country Way, passing the Old Oaken Bucket Pond on your right and Stockbridge Mill on your left, before entering the roundabout at Route 3A. You can walk the sidewalks and well-marked crosswalks around the roundabout to the right, or comfortable cyclists can simply ride in the road and “take the lane” (traffic is slow), exiting the roundabout on the leg labeled “Route 123.” Then immediately turn right on Old Oaken Bucket Road, proceeding about ½ mile to the Old Oaken Bucket house on the left. Retrace your steps back to the roundabout, proceeding around to the Driftway exit, with a “Scituate Harbor” sign. Down “The Driftway” you’ll pass the MBTA Greenbush Station on your left. Jump on the multi-use pathway on the right, pass the Maritime and Irish Mossing Museum on the right, and reach Drfitway Park, 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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