Moswetuset Hummock – 6-19-16

At the intersection of Quincy Shore Drive and E. Squantum Street is Moswetuset Hummock, a little forested hill jutting into Quincy Bay. Some sources say it was the seat of the Indian chief Chickatabot, who was visited by Captain Myles Standish and the Indian guide Squanto in 1621.

The hummock’s name – Moswetuset, or ‘hill shaped like an arrowhead’ – is believed to be the source for the name ‘Massachusetts.’


Amazing that it’s been protected instead of going condo. The entire trail around is no more than 1/4 mile, but the views go on forever.IMG_8025 IMG_8024

Wollaston Beach, across the water.IMG_8023 IMG_8026

What does every good hummock need? Hammocks, with an ocean view, of course.


Many thanks to New England Nomad for showing us the way to this sweet little spot.




2 Responses so far »

  1. 1

    Thank you for the mention! Yes,it is amazing it hasn’t been converted to housing since ever patch of open land in Quincy seems to be developed these days. The hammock is a great touch!

  2. 2

    What a great experience!

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