Date Of Visit: June 15, 2017
Location: 467 Lincoln St, Hingham, MA (30 minutes southeast of Boston)
Parking: There is ample parking for about 50 cars
Trail Size/Difficulty: .7 mile loop, easy trails with some gentle inclines and some side trails.
Handicapped Accessible: Yes
Dog Friendly: Yes
Highlights: wide trails, picnic tables, water fountains for Fido, harbor views, wildlife, well maintained trails and grass for dogs to play
Website: Stodder’s Neck
Trail Map: Stodder’s Neck Trail Map
Once the site of a gravel pit, Stodder’s Neck is now one of the most popular dog parks in the South Shore (south of Boston). In fact, as the photo below shows, the park was designed as a dog park, although humans can also use it for birding, observing other dogs or just taking a leisurely walk.
The park has a water fountain with a spigot at dog’s level.
There is also a board for people to hang lost dog tags (on hooks at the side of the board) and photos of dogs (many of whom have passed on) who enjoy the park as well as other notes of importance.
Even the entrance to the park has been designed to help prevent dogs from running ahead into the parking lot by having a narrow entrance. I believe you may also open the gate at a different point if you need more room to enter or exit.
The dirt trails at Stodder’s Neck have benches and picnic tables dotted along the way for you to sit and give your dog a chance to rest.
The views along the trail are impressive.
But, the best part of the trails has to be the Weymouth Back River that forms the peninsula the park sits on.
And dogs seem to like the river as well.
There are also a variety of birds and other animals at Stodder’s Neck. Egrets also nest there during the spring and summer. I came across this Egret hunting.
I guess I got too close and scared him or her.
And what would a dog park be without, you guessed it, dogs!?
Moose is a 5 year old Lab.
Harley, 7 years old, is part German Shepherd, Great Pyrenees, Malinois.
Kylie is a 5 year old poogle
Mindy is a 4.5 year old rescue.
Mya is a 4 and a half year old Shepherd and Lab mix.
Macy is a one and a half year old pitbull and boxer mix.
Yuki is an 8 month old American Eskimo. Yuki, for those of you not in the know, means “snow” in Japanese.
Tank is a one and a half year old Field Springer.
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