**STROLLER FRIENDLY HIKING TRAIL**
POND MEADOW PARK
Initially a flood control project for Weymouth Landing, the park opened in 1976 and is operated by the Weymouth-Braintree Regional Recreation-Conservation District. The nonprofit “Friends of Pond Meadow” has helped raise awareness and funds to support the park. It oversees the popular Summer Nature Program, which provides a week of nature experiences for children of Braintree and Weymouth. This hidden gem is enjoyed year-round, thanks to the foresight of a few residents back in the 1970s.
HOW TO GET THERE
Webb Memorial State Park
470 Liberty St., Braintree, MA 02184
377 Summer St., Weymouth, MA 02188
There are two entrances: one in Braintree and one in Weymouth. The Weymouth entrance has a larger parking area, but both entrances have ample parking. The Liberty St. entrance in Braintree is probably easier to get to from the highway.
TRAIL DESCRIPTION & MAP: This is a small-medium sized park with a 1.6-mile loop trail paved with asphalt. There are a couple of steep inclines, both up and down. Other than that, this trail is flat, easy to follow, and completely STROLLER FRIENDLY. There are also woodland trails off the paved path. See the trail map below.
INFORMATION & TRAIL MAP: You can’t get lost here, so a trail map is not really necessary. Just follow the loop and you’ll end up back at the parking area.
MORE INFORMATION & TRAIL MAP: https://pondmeadowpark.org
Rated on a scale of 1 (difficult/not good) to 5 (easy/awesome!)
P – Parking & Access – 5 (There’s plenty!)
I – Interest Level – 4 (fairly standard trail, but there is a cool dam you can walk along the top of. There is also a variety of meadows, woods, and pond views.)
N – Navigation – 5 (Trail is clearly marked, easy to follow, and really just a loop. You can’t get lost.)
T – Terrain – 5 (Aside from a few uphill and downhill slopes, the trail is flat and completely stroller friendly!)
The P.I.N.T. Score represents our opinions on this trail. It reflects our experience, perception, and physical health. Therefore, the scores are not intended to be expert advice, nor will they be accurate for everyone: we cannot judge what may or may not be appropriate for each individual’s different abilities. Consult a physician or medical expert before attempting any new physical activity. Hiking contains inherent hazards, so hike at your own risk. You should always make your own decisions about what level of physical activity is appropriate for you and your family. Weather and other factors may affect trail conditions. Remember, trail conditions may change suddenly and drastically at any time.