Before we get to the full blown snow and nor’easters. Before we head into the gym and turn our fitness into spin classes, Pilates reformers and Barre. Before we chuck it all and bingewatch from the sectional. Take a moment to enjoy a few walks through some of Hingham’s most beautiful landscapes.

World’s End - Fabulous, refreshing, peaceful and balancing.  Need I say more?  The gate-keeper will charge you $5 if you don’t have a Trustees Membership, but regardless, the walk - whether it’s a small loop with the kids foraging for acorns and moss or a full out power walk - pay the money and get on with it.  It’s worth walking out to the outer loops and taking in the views of Boston, the smell of the sea air, and the sound of the water at the shore. Can I go nap now? I’m relaxed just thinking about it.

Whitney and Thayer Woods – Two entrances: Take 3A towards Cohasset - the entrance to Whitney Thayer is across from Sohier Road. Or enter at the top of Turkey Hill.  Park in the lot, grab a map {download one here} {a map is a must, leave breadcrumbs too, or you'll find yourself wandering Hansel and Gretl style} and just walk. Wodded yet with well-maintained trails, Whitney-Thayer makes you feel like you are off in Vermont, far from the madding crowd. The trails past mossy rocks and light-dappled hills are enchanting enough to make you believe perhaps a wood fairy will leap out in front of you at any moment.  A less enchanted trail, but easy to manage with little ones, is the old rail bed running through the park. Find it on the map- it's nice for a bike ride too.

Nantasket Beach – This is a beautiful place to walk regardless of the weather.  The colder temperatures make for stormier seas, which in itself are exciting to see and hear. Try to go at lower tide otherwise you will have to venture further on down the beach {Kenberma} to find room to walk. Take your dog {on a leash to be completely compliant} after Memorial Day they're actually legal.

If you're feeling brave- Wompatuck, The Town Forest off Prospect Street {George Washington Woods} and Brewer Woods are all worth a trip. But perhaps if you are a skittish Betty like me, bring a friend {or two or three}, a cell phone and your wits.  Just saying.


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Robert's Sweet Corn Risotto
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Some say it's a great core workout. I say it's a great way to ogle waterfront homes.

Kayaking 101>
Kayak the Weir River Estuary>



Why does Rhode Island seem so exotic? {perhaps it's the mobsters + hipsters vibe? We dunno}

Get your roadtrip on here> 


maine boats  


You can get theyah from heyah– so do!

Antiquing in Maine>
Shopping In Portland> 


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It takes a village, Betty. We can't do all the nagging, cajoling,  teaching on our own. Bring in the big guns.

Find tutors in calculus, Chinese & everything in between here>


Find it, sell it, give it away on the Betty Board.  And get a sitter for the season, quick!

5 Things to do in Boston
Out of town guests? Find 5 things to entertain them in Boston.  Go here> for it.

Go here> to find Betty's Pinterest Boards:
Crafty Tween Girl DIY Projects
Veggie Garden Plans
Cape Cod Interiors 

Local Lobster
Betty bumbled across this post by Bea- La Tartine Gourmande with delicious recipes for what to do with the lobster you’ve picked up.

Music Here & Near 
October 14: Peter Parcek 3 - The Spire
October 14: Danielle Miraglia & The Glory Junkies - The Spire
October 15: Aztec Two Step - The Spire
October 21: Patty Larkin - River Club
November 20: Gypsy Style Classical - South Shore Conservatory
December 2: Ellis Paul - River Club
December 10: Session Americana - River Club

For more local music & art events go to McGrathPR.com. There you can sort "tags" to find updated, concerts, art & theater events.

School Info

Hingham Schools
East, South, PRS, Foster, HMS & HHS
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Hingham Education Foundation (HEF) 
Spelling Bee, Red Apple Program, Fete
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Cohasset Schools
Osgood, Deer Hill, CMS and CHS
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Cohasset Education Foundation (CEF)
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Norwell Schools
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Scituate Schools
Aspen Log in, contact info, schedules
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South Shore Art Center

Cohasset, MA
Find a schedule at South Shore Art Center. To help you select a course right for you, read "How to Select a Painting Class: a 101 Guide"

Hingham Rec Center
All Ages classes
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for a schedule

South Shore Community Center
Cohasset, MA
Go to South Shore Community Center> for classes

Norwell Rec Center
All ages programs
Go to Norwell Recreation Center> for classes

The Link-fest

Hingham Public Library
Paul Pratt Public Library {Cohasset}
Norwell Public Library
James Library {Norwell}
Boston Museum of Fine Arts
Harvard Natural History Musuem
ICA {Institure of Contemporary Art}
Peabody Essex Museum
Eric Carle Museum of Picturebook Art
DeCordova Sculpture Park and Museum


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