Wompatuck state park is one of the larger parks in Eastern Mass., located about 20 minutes south of Boston. The area is ideal for mountain biking, road riding, camping and hiking. Also, winter offers cross country skiing and snowshoeing.
If you're mountain biker, take adavatage of all the single track the area has to offer. Most are in loops that bring you back to a main trail. There is a great mix of fast, swooping single track and more technical, rooty, rocky single track. For more climbing, take one of four routes to Prospect Hill, the highest point in the park. Wompatuck is large enough for an all day ride, there are also short loops if you are pressed for time.
For road cyclists, Wompatuck is filled with quiet, paved roads that wind througout the park. Riding these roads are ideal for leasurely rides with out having to worry about a lot of traffic. In addition, there are another 10 miles paved bicycle paths.
Campers and hikers also love Wompatuck for its 450+ camp sites. The camp sites are littered around the park and offer a close, serene place to camp and hike around the area.
Come winter time, Wompatuck does allow snowshoeing and cross country skiing; but be aware of snowmobiles, that also use the park in the winter.
To support keeping places like Wompatuck open please vist New England Mountain Bike Association at www.nemba.org for their trail clean up days at the park and list of events being held there throughout the summer and fall.
To get to "Wompy" take route 3, get off Exit 14, head north towards Hingham, then go about 4 miles and turn right onto Free street, you'll see the park entrance right there. There are many places to park as you drive though, there are also maps available. I reconmend parking near the forest headquaters, about a 1,000 after the main entrance, to pick up a trail map.
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