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Adams National Historic SiteAdams National Historical Site
1250 Hancock Street (Visitors Center)
Quincy
Quincy Center
Birthplaces of John and John Quincy Adams, our second and sixth presidents at 133 & 141 Franklin Street. The "Old House" at 135 Adams St. was purchased by John Adams in 1787 and was home to four generations of the Adams family.
April - Nov. 9am-5pm
(617) 773-1177
http://www.nps.gov/adam/index.htm

Blue Hills Reservation and Houghton's Pond
695 Hillside St
Milton
This is a Metropolitan District Commission State park. Featuring great Blue Hill which is the highest point on the Atlantic coast south of Maine. Includes Downhill skiing, horseback riding, hiking, swimming, fishing, picnicking, tennis courts and ball fields; Ponkapaug Golf Course. 5,800 acres.
(617) 698-1802
http://www.mass.gov/dcr/blue.htm

Boston LightBoston Harbor Islands State Park
Lincoln Street (Route 3A)
Hingham
17 islands in Boston Harbor, including George's, Gallops, Bumpkin, Lovell's, Peddock's, and Grape Islands. Ferry from the Hingham shipyard and Boston's Long Wharf to George's Island, water taxi service from George's to several other islands. Boating, camping, fishing, hiking; 19th century military fortifications.
(617) 223-8666
http://www.state.ma.us/dem/parks/bhis.htm

Granite Railway Quarry
Ricciuti Drive
Quincy
Located off of Willard St.
This area is the birthplace of both large-scale granite quarrying and the first commercial railroad in America, built in 1826. Has hiking, rock climbing, picnicking, and bird watching.15min rim trail, Little Granite Railway Quarry is a marked hike. 22 acres.
(617) 698-1802
http://www.state.ma.us/mdc/quincyq.htm

Jerusalem Road
Cohasset
One of New England's famous coastal drives, the beautiful winding road bordered by beautiful homes and a spectacular view of the Atlantic.

Nantasket
Nantasket Beach

Nantasket Ave
Hull
Coastal miles of fine sand and ocean swimming. Lifeguards on duty late June - early September. Modern bathhouse facilities.
(617) 727-8856
http://www.state.ma.us/mdc/nantask.htm

United First Parish Church - "Church of the Presidents"
1306 Hancock St.
Quincy
Quincy Center
John Adams and John Quincy Adams and their wives are entombed in the crypt. It is designed by Alexander Parris and is constructed of Quincy granite.
Mid April - Mid Oct. and by appointment
(617) 773-1290

Us SalemUSS Salem
739 Washington St.
Quincy
Quincy Shipyard at the Fore River Bridge
Built at the Fore River shipyard where it is now docked, the USS Salem served from 1949 to 1959, primarily as the flagship of the Sixth Fleet. It is now home to the U.S. Naval Shipbuilding Museum. Tours. Overnight school and scout programs by appointment.
Daily 10-4 April-Sept; Saturday & Sunday only Oct-March.
(617) 479-7900
http://www.uss-salem.org

Wollaston Beach
Quincy Shore Drive
Quincy
Located off of Wollaston Beach.
2.3 miles of beach on Quincy Bay. Quincy Bay has 27 miles of waterfront, salt water swimming and surf-fishing. The Annual Quincy Bay Race Week (sailing) is held here in August.
http://www.state.ma.us/mdc/quinc_sh.htm

Wompatuck State Park
Union st
Hingham
Entrance at Union St off rte 228
250 campsites, 140 with electricity, hiking, fishing, horseback riding, and extensive biking trails. Mount Blue Spring. Seasonal activities include cross-country skiing, snowmobiling, and hunting. Interpretive programs are offered 3500 acres.
open year round
(781) 749-7160
http://www.state.ma.us/dem/parks/womp.htm

World's End
Martin's Lane
Hingham
Peninsula in Hingham Harbor.
Hiking, horseback riding with permit and bird watching are permitted. No swimming picnicking or motor vehicles are permitted. Dogs are welcome but must be on a leash. Trails offer views of the Boston Harbor and skyline. Landscaped by Frederick Law Olmstead. 251 acres.
open year round
(781) 740-7233
http://www.thetrustees.org/