Bare Cove Park & Other Day Trips from Boston

A holiday weekend is a great time to take a couple of day trips from home, and in the Boston area, there are plenty of places to visit. We love going down to Hingham, which is only about 30 minutes away from Boston, and this week we got our exercise in a new-to-us spot, Bare Cove Park. The park features 484 acres along the Weymouth Back River, and it is a beautiful spot for running, walking, picnics, and I would say, yoga.

Bare Cove Park

The trails in the park are mostly paved, and they often pass by beautiful scenes like this one, a marshy river peeking out behind the trees. The trails are also very flat, ideal for walking and running. The park is extremely dog-friendly, with dozens of off leash dogs. If you are not a fan of dogs or have a dog-aggressive dog, I wouldn’t recommend going here.

Bare Cove Park


We walked for about an hour total, and one of my favorite spots along the way was this wide open area, complete with a beach and wide grassy field. I’d love to bring a yoga mat here to do a yoga podcast.

Bare Cove Park

Bare Cove Park is close to restaurants and shops in Hingham, and we enjoyed a glass of wine at Alma Nove in the Hingham Shipyard after our walk. A trip to Bare Cove Park could easily be a half day trip, or you could mix in some shopping and dining to make it a full day. Our trip to Bare Cove was yet another reminder of how beautiful the Greater Boston Area is and how much there is to do here.

As you plan your summer weekends, keep in mind some of our favorite Boston area day trips, and feel free to share your own in the comments!

Wine and Beer Tasting in Southeast Massachusetts

Hingham and Cohasset

Spectacle Island

Chatham, Cape Cod

A Day Trip to Martha’s Vineyard (a little more difficult, but do-able!)

World’s End State Park

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  1. Sues’s avatar

    I’ve never even heard of Bare Cove, but it looks like the perfect place to spend a gorgeous day in New England :)


  2. Michelle Lahey’s avatar

    This looks like a beautiful spot! I love going to Gloucester for beach day trips (and to visit Cape Ann Brewery, naturally).


  3. Megan’s avatar

    Looks so relaxing!


  4. Daisy’s avatar

    this park looks so pretty and peaceful. I am refreshing myself with all your awesome day trip guides for the summer.

    (We just biked to Chatham light this weekend, gosh I love that town, and have an MV trip coming up so excited to re-visit that post!!)


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