Skis? Still on the beams in the garage. Sailboat? Still in the water, but weatherbeaten this time of year. Maybe up for one more daysail or two before the haul truck arrives.
Summer gone, winter yet to come. So we are in a shoulder season. But as for hikes, high country or low, easy or strenuous, short or far, this is one of the best times. The heat is gone and the step is quicker.
We start our look with a very public park, in fact, within a 12-mile look at the Boston Skyline, but yet with pristine land and seascapes almost everywhere in this 250-acre park designed, in part, by Francis Law Olmsted.
World’s End in Hingham, Mass., is lucky, indeed, that it did not become a 250-acre residential development or golf course, and it even was inspected by the developers of a nuclear power plant. Plymouth, Mass., won that draw, and World’s End burst into a gorgeous Trustees of Reservation property that no matter how many times you’ve walked it, you never quite get used to.