42º 13’06”N 70º 47’16”W

Scituate for Hikers

It’s hard to find another community that offers such varied opportunities to enjoy coastal New England, Whether you like a beach stroll, a tromp through the woods, or to pick along a beautiful marsh or river, Scituate has it all. The community has purchased hundreds of acres of open space for trail walking in the woods, through meadows, and along historic farms. You can check out all the options on Scituate Trail Maps.

If beaches are your preference, Scituate beach parking lots are free and accessible to all visitors before Memorial Day and after Labor Day (during the summer, you need a beach sticker). There are over seven miles of beautiful and varied beaches along the coast located on five beaches.

Along the Driftway, you will find access to walking trails that follow the North River. These walks will bring you to a tranquil vista and opportunities to spy eagles and other magnificent “residents” on this pastural estuary.

For those who prefer to have a view without the hiking shoes, check out the Harbor Walk or the boardwalk along Minot Beach. And, of course, the iconic Scituate Lighthouse provides an opportunity to stroll out along the jetty (or sit on a bench!) to view the open ocean and Scituate Harbor activity.

For those arriving by train, you can request a pick-up by Gatra and be whisked away to many of the sites described above. Or get off at Greenbush Station and walk (or bike) to the Driftway trails. Make sure you pick-up delicious meals to enjoy in nature at Lucky Finns or Crossroads near the station.