Safety and Bike Accessibility Notes


This loop is the most rural of the five Historic Scituate Trails and with that comes the good and the not-so-good. The good news is that bicycling the loop in the middle of the day or on weekends can be pleasant as traffic volumes are quite low and the ride is beautiful. However, most of the six miles are on roads with narrow shoulders and no sidewalks. For the most part, the Corner’d Box is recommended for experienced bicyclists who feel comfortable on narrow roads with trees and utility poles set very close to the roadway and with motor vehicles traveling at 35 mph or more (some areas are signed for 25 mph and others 35 mph). For those wishing to experience the bulk of the historic sites featured on this trail however, there is an opportunity to do a walking tour in the far west corner. One can park in the Mt. Hope Improvement Society lot and walk to various sites in the immediate area. There are no sidewalks or crosswalks in the area, so care must be taken when travelling between each of the historic sites. One also has the opportunity to cross Clapp Road from the parking area and access the trails within the Bates Lane Conservation area, sometimes called Maxwell’s Scamper.

The Scituate Historic Trails project formed from a partnership between Scituate Historical Society, People for Active Transportation & Health (PATH), and Stellwagen Bank Marine Sanctuary to create and promote walking paths and bike routes connecting historical sites, beaches, downtown businesses and other fun places to relax, learn, eat and enjoy Scituate, a charming New England seaside town founded in 1636. Scituate is a coastal town located 25 miles south of Boston with nearly 17 square miles of history and centuries old character to be enjoyed on foot, on a bicycle or from a boat! From out of town? Hop on the Greenbush Train from South Station with your bike and enjoy a healthy, historical adventure to Scituate Massachusetts.

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