Abutting Whitney-Thayer Woods and the Weir River Farm, the 62-acre Turkey Hill is managed by the The Trustees of Reservations (TTOR) in cooperation with the Towns of Cohasset and Hingham which own the land. Click here to view the TTOR website on Whitney-Thayer Woods and Turkey Hill.
Beginning in October 1995, the Trust participated in efforts led by the TTOR to purchase Turkey Hill for conservation purposes and contributed funding for a purchase option on the property. The Trust later advanced funds to the Town of Cohasset toward its share of the purchase price; the money was repaid when the Town was awared a Self-Help grant from the State. With additional funds raised by broad public solicitation, the property was acquired jointly by the Towns of Hingham and Cohasset, with TTOR holding the Conservation Restriction.
Turkey Hill’s 187-foot summit affords spectacular views of the Boston skyline, the Harbor Islands, Scituate Hill and the Hull-2 windturbine. A cinderblock NIKE building is all that remains of an anti-missile radar control station sited here during the Cold War to thwart potential nuclear attack by the Soviet Union.
There are 10 miles of carriage roads along which you can amble through resurgent hardwood forests to open fields and spectacular vistas of the South Shore and Boston skyline.