Please join the Hingham Land Conservation Trust for our Spring Walk around Triphammer Pond on Sunday May 12th, at 1:00 PM.
The group will begin the walk in Wompatuck Park from the parking lot across from the Ranger Station. The walk will take us past historic artifacts in Wompatuck and along Accord Brook which feeds into the 19-acre Triphammer Pond. We will continue into Hingham’s 98-acre conservation property abutting Wompatuck Park. Following the trail on the east side of the pond we will be afforded excellent views of the pond, water fowl and, on late day visits, sunsets.
As with most of Hingham’s ponds, Triphammer Pond was created by a mill dam constructed in colonial times. Triphammer’s dam was built at the pond’s north end around 1700. Water flowing over the dam powered mills that operated at the site into the 19th century. Water flows from the pond into Triphammer Brook which, in turn, flows into the Weir River approximately a half mile to the north. Remnants of the former mill buildings can be viewed at the dam. From this location, the walk will continue onto Wompatuck trails on the west side of the pond and back through Wompatuck to the parking area.
In addition to hiking, the Triphammer Pond Conservation Lands are used for fishing, picnicking, bird watching, ice skating and dog walking.
Our guides for the walk will be Steve Gammon and Stephen Dempsey. Steve Gammon, a member of the Friends of Wompatuck, spent his career at Wompatuck until his retirement from the position of Park Supervisor in 2015, and brings tremendous knowledge of the park. Stephen Dempsey is a life-long Hingham resident, local historian and author of two books “Hingham Through Time” (co- written with Alexander Macmillan) and “A Guide to Seventeenth and Eighteenth Century Hingham Volume I”.
Walkers should be prepared to travel on some steep, narrow woodland trails and should dress appropriately for a woodland walk. Our group will meet in Wompatuck Park at the parking lot across from Ranger Station. The lot is accessed by way of the park’s main entrance on Union Street in Hingham. The walk, which should take about one and a half hours, will take place rain or shine.