Quincy Shore Reservation

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Quincy Shore Reservation
Wollaston Beach
Metropolitan Park System of Greater Boston
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Country United States
State Massachusetts
County Norfolk
City Quincy
Location Quincy Shore Drive
 - elevation 0 ft (0 m) [1]
 - coordinates 42°16′50″N 71°01′02″W / 42.28056°N 71.01722°W / 42.28056; -71.01722Coordinates: 42°16′50″N 71°01′02″W / 42.28056°N 71.01722°W / 42.28056; -71.01722
Area 87 acres (35 ha) [2]
Established 1899
Management Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation
Location in Massachusetts
Website: Quincy Shore Reservation

Quincy Shore Reservation is a public recreation area and protected shoreline on Quincy Bay, Boston Harbor, in Quincy, Massachusetts. Its primary attraction is a 2.3-mile-long (3.7 km) beach, accessible along its entire length by Quincy Shore Drive. The largest beach on Boston Harbor, it is known locally as Wollaston Beach, named for the adjacent Wollaston neighborhood.

The reservation is part of the Metropolitan Park System of Greater Boston and was established in 1899.[3] Also included in the reservation are Moswetuset Hummock, site of the first encounter of Plymouth Colony commander Myles Standish with the local native sachem, or leader, Chickatawbut in 1621 and cited as a source for the name of Massachusetts; and Caddy Park, a preserved salt marsh with nearby picnic facilities.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Wollaston Beach". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. 
  2. ^ "2012 Acreage Listing" (PDF). Department of Conservation and Recreation. April 2012. Retrieved February 24, 2017. 
  3. ^ "About FWB". Friends of Wollaston Beach. Retrieved February 24, 2017. 
  4. ^ "Quincy Shore Reservation". MassParks. Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs, Department of Conservation and Recreation. Retrieved August 22, 2013. 

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