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Quincy Shore Reservation

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Phone  +1 617-727-5290
Area  35 ha
Quincy Shore Reservation
Address  Quincy Shore Drive, Quincy, MA 02170, United States
Management  Department of Conservation and Recreation
Similar  Dorchester Shores Reservation, Gardner Heritage State Park, Wilson Mountain Reservation, C M Gardner State Park, Lynn Heritage State Park

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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. 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.

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Quincy Shore Reservation Wikipedia


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