In December 1983 Irwin Golden of Hingham gifted a 4.29 acre parcel of land to the Trust. Although long referred to as Golden Swamp, Mr. Golden requested “… that the property be known as the Albert A. Golden Reservation, in memory of my late father, who had many ties to Cohasset for many years.”
The property is a narrow strip of wetland bordering the southern edge of North Main Street near the Cohasset-Hingham line and forms a buffer between the street and the commercial enterprises along Route 3A.
This land included the railbed of the Penn Central Railroad (formerly New York, New Haven and Hartford Railroad) which held an easement until the line was discontinued. In 2002 the MBTA took land along the Golden Reservation as right-of-way for restoration of the Old Colony railroad line.
Although the property is no longer suitable for human passive recreation, it remains a haven and habitat for amphibian and avian wildlife.