State Park offers numerous hiking trails for all athletic abilities. In
addition to Wompatuck's trails, Whitney and Thayer Woods, property of
the Trustees of Reservations which borders Wompatuck's land, is also
open to the public for hiking and biking as marked. This property
offers a network of well maintained gravel paths.
is also a fun environment for dog walking. All dogs must be
leashed in the "developed areas" of the park, which include:
- The Mason A Foley Visitor Center grounds
- All parking areas
- Union Street and 100' on either side of the street
- The contact station and campground
- The transfer station
- The administration building
- Doane Street (from the Cohasset gate to the power line)
No pets are allowed at the Mt. Blue Spring site.
Always clean up after your pet and properly dispose of its waste!
Dogs may be released from their leashes in other areas only under the following circumstances:
- The dog is under the owners control at all times and will "heel" on command.
- The owner has a leash in their possession.
- The dog is not allowed to disturb, harass, or interfere with wildlife or other visitors.
help to keep dogs on the trails and away from harmful plants and unseen
hazards, such as barbed-wire fences, stinging insects, and frightened
wildlife. Having you dog leashed also lessens the chance that your dog
will startle hikers, cyclists, or equestrians, or will bite other
people or pets, no matter how unlikely that may seem. If you dog
does not have a strong recall or is easily distracted (there’s a lot of
wildlife in Wompy!), for the safety of your dog and all park users,
your dog should remain leashed.
remember that Womptuck is a multi-user park. Even if you believe
your dog is people friendly, not every park user is dog friendly!
Make sure you always control your dog and yield to other park users as
appropriate – we all have to share the trails!
dog walkers must obtain a Commercial Activity Permit to operate their
business in Wompatuck. Please secure your permit by contacting
the Wompatuck Park Supervisor at (781) 749-7160.
enjoying Wompatuck’s trail network, please make sure you acquire a
trail map available at information kiosks located around the park as
well as the visitor center.