About Turkey Hill

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.

Use: wildlife habitat, hiking trails, scenic views

Steward: TTOR and the Towns of Hingham and Cohasset

Location: Turkey Hill is located both in Hingham and Cohasset

Public access: from two locations. Off Route 3A in Cohasset shortly before/after the intersection with Route 228; and in Hingam fromTurkey Hill Lane which can be reached from Route 228 to Leavitt Stree)

Parking: multi-vehicle at each of the two entrances




Turkey Hill.

Abutting Whitney-Thayer Woods and the Weir River Fam, the 62-acre Turkey Hill is managed by the 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 CCT was actively engaged in efforts, led by the TTOR, to purchase Turkey Hill for conservation purposes. CCT contributed to fund a purchase option on the property and later advanced funds to the Town of Cohasset toward its share of the purchase price. The money was repaid to CCT 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.

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