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Description - *Information Provided By Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation*

Open year round, dawn to dusk. Bathhouse open July to September. Quincy Shore Reservation offers a variety of recreational opportunities. Quincy Shore Drive links Wollaston Beach with Caddy memorial Park and Moswetuset Hummock. Moswetuset Hummock, on the beach's northern end, is a National Historic Site. Once a summer campsite of Native Americans during the 1600's, it is a mixture of woodland trails and open marshland. The site which has a short loop trail, offers views of Quincy Bay and 144-acre Squantum Marsh.

Attractions - The 2.3 mile beach is popular for its jogging/bicycling trail and swimming. Caddy Park on the southern end of the beach has over 15 acres of fields and marsh as well as a play area, lookout tower and picnic tables.

Recreation - Observation tower
Running
Biking
Picnic
Playground
Historic Area
Fishing
Swimming
Restrooms

Climate - Boston experiences a continental climate that is very common in New England, but with distinct maritime influences due to its position on the Atlantic Ocean. Summers are typically hot and humid, while winters are cold, windy and snowy.

Location - MBTA: Wollaston Beach - Red Line to Wollaston Station, walk to Hancock St., turn right and walk one block to Beach St. or take Wollaston Beach/Ashmont bus #217. Caddy Park - turn left on Beach St. and continue on Quincy Shore Drive. Moswetuset Hummock - Red Line to North Quincy Station, MBTA Bus #211 to Squantum, exit at East Squantum Street and Quincy Shore Drive, proceed to the small wooded knoll 200 yards east.

By Car: Quincy Shore Drive, Quincy


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