Quest Books

Each year we publish clues for 15 to 20 trails throughout the South Shore. The book includes:

  • maps with directions to get to the trails
  • a set of clues for each trail
  • fun facts to learn throughout the quest
  • pages to stamp when you finish the quests

The list of where to purchase your book for $5.00 appears on each page.

We have put quests online for you to try. These quests are not in the book, but may still be included in your patch count!

2018 Table of Contents

Quest Location Approx. Time (min.)
Abigail Adams handicap accessible Weymouth 45
All Around Books Hingham 45
Ames Nowell Abington 45
Beeline to Babbling Brook Braintree 60
Black Birch Trolls Cohasset 45-60
Cornhill Woodlands Marshfield 60
Edge-Y Exploration Norwell 45
Fun in Faxon Quincy 45
Ghosts of Cohasset Cohasset 60
Great Esker Park Weymouth 40
House Rock Park  handicap accessible Weymouth 40
Magical Creatures of Ingram Cohasset 40-60
River Loop Trail Norwell 45
Secrets of Whitney Thayer Woods Hingham 45

Quests that are handicap accessible are indicated by the following: While many of these trails are paved, there maybe some sections with uneven ground (such as would be found on flat grassy areas). Additionally, some assistance may be required to retrieve the box from its hiding spot.

2018 trail updates

Quest Books

Where to buy your copy of the 2018 South Shore Quests book. Only $5 for hours of fun.

Holly Hill Farm, 236 Jerusalem Road 781-383-6565

Buttonwood Books and Toys, 747 Chief Justice Cushing Highway 781-383-2665

Hingham Public Library, 66 Leavitt Street 781-741-1405

South Shore Audubon Society, 2000 Main Street 781-837-9400
Ventress Memorial Library, 1837 Ocean St #15 781-834-5535

South Shore Natural Science Center, Jacobs Lane 781-659-2559
Norwell Public Library, 64 South Street 781-659-2015

New England Wildlife Center, 500 Columbian Street 781-682-4878