Eel River Woods

Hingham Land Conservation Trust

Eel River Woods is a 12 acre section of the Plymouth River Complex. The Plymouth River Complex is a 93 acre tract that includes three sections. The northern section, with an athletic field, six tennis courts, a small pond and some wooded upland around Plymouth River Schools is controlled by the School Department. The Recreation Commission has recently built a playing field in the center area. The Conservation Commission holds the southern section including open woods and marsh bordering the upper reaches of Cushing Pond. Eel River Woods provides 1,100 feet of forested frontage on Cushing Street. The land was the generous donation of Mary Niles to the Hingham Land Conservation Trust. Previously, Mrs. Niles and Stephen Baker had given the town a total of approximately 4 additional acres on the edge of Cushing Pond.

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