The Plympton Open Space Committee and the Friends of Plympton Parks are delighted to announce that there is a new access to Cato’s Ridge Conservation Area from Ring Road. Thanks to owner Roger O’Neil, residents can once again enjoy the beautiful wetlands and winding paths through his large marsh and continue on to enjoy the trails through Cato’s Ridge. To find the new entrance, look for the Plympton Park sign about 50 feet east of #23. Parking is allowed off-street, outside the entrance gate to the Dennett School, just around the corner off Crescent Street. Please do not park on Ring Road. Trails are open dawn to dusk.
The new trail from Ring Road was largely created by the Green Team, part of the “Youth Unplugged” project of the Wildlands Trust, which provides many kinds of partnership support to the town’s open space initiatives. For three weeks this summer, outstanding science students from Brockton, Duxbury and Plymouth High schools learned about and participated in conservation, agriculture and science projects throughout the South Shore, including this one for Plympton Parks. They did a great job and said they loved being part of Parks project. We thank them and our loyal local volunteers, especially Dave Albierti, for creating this new access .
This October, we are looking forward to opening Churchill Park, off Main Street, which will provide parking, trails and another access to Cato’s Ridge over a long boardwalk that has more than 250 special inscriptions. Watch for work days to help out and be ready to celebrate!