7 Great Places to Ride Bikes on the South Shore

By Laurie Corbett, Publisher Mom, South Shore Boston June 1, 2020

Looking to enjoy some family bike rides this spring and summer? We have rounded up 7 great local spots to do just that! Please be aware that many of these trails are multipurpose so be mindful and respectful of others using the trails. Please following CDC and local government guidelines regarding social distancing when getting exercise. 

Bare Cove Park - Bare Cove Park Drive, Hingham, MA

Bear Cove Park is owned and operated by the town of Hingham. With more than 850 acres of land and a number of miles of paved trails make Bare Cove Park a great place for bike riding as a family. Park rangers do drive through in vehicle so be aware of this while enjoying this space.

Learn more about the history of Bare Cove Park and its current uses at

Bridle Trail - South River Street or Ferry Street, Marshfield, MA

Combination earth, gravel and paved surface trail this trail is great for more experienced bike riders. The trail begins on Ocean Street and runs three miles to Station Street and is mostly owned by the Town of Marshfield. There are 15 parking spaces at Ferry Street.

Learn more about the trail and its current uses at

Forge Pond Park - 245 King Street, Hanover, MA

Located on King Street in Hanover Forge Pond Park contains acres of sports field and paved paths that are perfect for younger children bike riding while adults walk and pushing strollers, and wooded trails. Hours vary by season.

Find more information on Forge Pond Park at

Norwell Pathway - 328 Main Street, Norwell, MA

The Norwell Pathway is a 2-mile paved and boardwalk trail from Norwell High School to Gaffield Park. The midsection of the trail is Norwell Middle School. 

Find more information on the Norwell Pathway at

Rockland Rail Trail - Union Street, Rockland, MA

The Rockland Rail Trail is a great, paved trail that is perfect bike riders of all ages - but be careful as it crosses over several main roads. The trail runs through the center of town and to Abington and Hanover. The easiest access to the trail is from the trailheads on Union Street, but access is also available at The Rockland Senior Center on Plain Street. When connected to the Abington Rail Trail it is also known as the Hanover Branch Rail Trail.

Learn more about the rail trail at

Union Point - Weymouth Street, Rockland

With lots of open lots and sidewalks from end to end Union Point in Rockland, Abington and South Weymouth is a great location for bike riding. 

Wompatuck State Park - 204 Union Street, Hingham

With 12 miles of non-motorized roads, 40 miles of forest trails, Wompatuck is a great place for bike riders of all ages. They also host The Landmine Classic mountain bike event each year as a fundraiser for the Friends of Wompatuck.

Learn all about Wompatuck's wide variety of recreational opportunities at

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Looking for other local bike riding spots? Don't miss our sister site Macaroni Kid Plymouth's list HERE

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