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Scituate is a seacoast town in Plymouth County, Massachusetts, United States, on the South Shore, midway between Boston and Plymouth. The population was 18,133 at the 2010 census. Wikipedia…
According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 31.8 square miles (82.4 km2), of which 17.6 square miles (45.7 km2) is land and 14.2 square miles (36.8 km2), or 44.60%, is water. Scituate is bordered on the east by Massachusetts Bay, on the south by Marshfield, on the west by Norwell and Hingham, all of which are in Plymouth County, and on the northwest by Cohasset, in Norfolk County. The town is 19 miles (31 km) northeast of Brockton and 25 miles (40 km) southeast of Boston.
Scituate is considered a South Shore community, located just south of the mouth of greater Boston Harbor. The town is not contiguous; Humarock is a part of Scituate which can only be reached from Marshfield. The latter was formerly connected to the town, but that connection was lost when the mouth of the South River shifted northward as the result of the Portland Gale of 1898. The town’s shore varies, with the south (along the mouth of the North River) being surrounded by salt marshes, the middle (around Scituate Harbor) being sandy, and the coast of Scituate Neck (Minot) in the north exhibiting exposed granite bedrock. It is off these rocks that Minot’s Ledge lies, home to the town’s most famous lighthouse. The inland of the town is mostly wooded, with several brooks and rivers (including Satuit or “Cold Brook”, for which the town is named) running through.
The town has no freeways running through it; Massachusetts Route 3 runs through neighboring Norwell. Route 3A runs through the town, and is known as Chief Justice Cushing Highway for this stretch, named for Chief Justice William Cushing (1732–1810). The only other state highway in town is Route 123, which terminates at Route 3A, just 0.7 miles (1.1 km) from the town line.
There is no air service in town; the closest regional airport is Marshfield Municipal Airport, and the closest national and international air service is at Logan International Airport in Boston. There are two MBTA commuter rail stations. One is just off Route 3A in North Scituate, and the other is just east of the intersection of Routes 3A and 123 in the Greenbush neighborhood, which is the line’s eastern terminus. The line is connected to an existing line in Braintree, providing service to South Station in Boston.
Things To Do in Scituate...
Boating, Great restaurants, Golf, Walking trails, Beaches
The town center is lined with independently-owned specialty shops (toys, books, music, clothing, ice cream, even a movie theater) with the harbor peaking behind the commercial district. Recreational opportunities abound here including swimming, boating and fishing. Scituate Lighthouse provides a rocky, scenic setting making it one of Massachusetts’ more appealing lighthouses. The harbor is pure New England with a relaxing, picturesque view that ranks up there as one of the best scenic views in the region. Publicly accessible beaches include Egypt, Humarock, Minot, Peggotty, and Sand Hills, but beach stickers are required for parking. Admittedly, the beaches aren’t as spectacular as Cape Cod’s best, but it is still the ocean and the coastal magic is intact. Sunsets in Scituate Harbor hold a special place in a New Englander’s heart. The way the light reflects on the water offers residents and visitors one of those great moments that will always be remembered — a feeling of tranquility and romance. Not every night affords these sunsets due to the unpredictable New England weather, but when it happens the moment is one to treasure
A great day in Scutuate...
Beaches Dining and Shopping
A great way to enjoy the day in Scituate is finding a spot by the ocean, doing a little shopping, and then finding a nice place to eat. Dining choices are abundant and are all great!
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