2013 Landmine Mountain Bike Classic Registration Open
The 2o13 Landmine Mountain Bike Classic will be Sunday, Sept. 8th. Pre-register today at BikeReg.com.
If you're in Wompatuck in the month of March, take note of any downed trees that are blocking the trails. Steve Gammon, the park supervisor, would like to know the locations of downed trees at Wompatuck, so that he and his crew can chainsaw the big ones. The smaller ones, well, if you're in there, bring your trailsaw and loppers!
Also, the first FOW/NEMBA Trail Care Day in Wompy will be March 13, when we will continue the cleanup.
People can call Steve with locations ( to the nearest intersection marker) at 781-749-7160.
Proposed Annual Bow Hunting
Please provide us feedback on this proposal to allow bow hunting in Wompatuck in order to control the deer population.
Troop 4480 has a blast at Wompatuck!
The boy scouts of BSA Troop 4480 of Kingston held its October campout at Wompatuck State Park in Hingham on 10/20 & 21. The theme for the weekend was model rockets. The boys, ages 11-17, met at the park Visitor Center Saturday morning. The plans were to camp Friday evening but the thunderstorms forecasted changed those plans. There is no reason to risk the safety of the boys. Turns out the area was hit with heavy thunderstorms soaking the park. After everyone showed up Saturday morning, the Troop visited a historical part of the park.
A few years ago more scouts from Troop 4480 earned their Eagle Scout Award by completing a project at a former military bunker at Wompatuck. Today’s scouts learned the bunker was used to store anti torpedo missiles during our nations many wars. (for more information visit www.friendsofwompatuck.org). The boys were able to go inside the bunker and experience the history. The visit was quick as these boys had missiles of their own to fire and the sun was starting to peak though the mist.
Our campsite for the weekend was in the South Field section of the park. The boys unpacked their tents and food and set camp. After lunch we began the countdown. Some of the older scouts are model rocket hobbyists. These boys, really young men, work with the younger scouts to build and decorate their rockets. The adult leaders establish a launch area and section it off with yellow tape. The launch time approaches and the sun shines bright in the mostly clear skies. To see pictures and video of the launches visit Troop 4480’s website, www.troopmasterweb/troop4480.
The afternoon was filled with many launches as each of 12 boys fired their rockets two or more times. The day wound down and thoughts of a campfire and dinner grew. After a hearty dinner and some flashlight tag the boys headed for their tents. All the excitement of the day behind them, everyone called it an early night.
The rockets we launched were simple beginner style models that can be purchased in hobby stores. The theme for the month was planned out and executed by the young men elected as the troop’s leaders. With this campout in the history books eyes go to the next adventure for Troop 4480.
FOW in the News!
Check out this article on FOW helping out on Park Serve Day!
2012 Trail Care Dates
Sat., March 31st
Sat., April 21st (Park Serve Day)
Sat., June 2nd (National Trails Day)
- Sat., August 18th
Meet at 8:30AM in the Visitor Center parking lot (Union St. entrance). We will divide into work crews at that time and work until around 11:30AM.
Sturdy shoes, gloves, and bug spray are all you need! Bring loppers if you have them.
In case of questionable weather, check the website for cancellations.
We have water and we'll bring the pizza!
New Wompatuck Trail Map
In order to faciliate safe and positive experiences for all visitors, the FOW has produced and printed our own, updated version of a Wompatuck map. Thanks to our VP Lars Ahlzen and his map committee for their tireless work and to our sponsors for defraying printing costs and supporting FOW in so many ways. View online | PDF
Big Yellow Bus Project
Wompatuck serves as a host site for ParksProject.org's outdoor educational program. This program arranges a field trip where "teachers and students learn about the environment from the environment around them. What's more, students create a living bond with the outdoors and each other." The Friends of Wompatuck supports this program each year by providing $750, given out in three $250 disbursements to various school districts, to help offset the cost of transportation of students.
The Landmine Mountain Bike Classic was a HUGE SUCCESS again this year. Thank you to all of our racers and volunteerts for making this fundraiser such a success!
Boston Globe Article
Wompatuck was recently mentioned in the Boston Globe. Check out the article here.
Trail Care Photos & Project Descriptions
Ever wonder what we do during trail care events? Take a look here!