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Cohasset Town Common - New England My Happy Place Photo of the Day

Cohasset Town Common in the Winter -- Cohasset, Massachusetts

Cohasset Town Common in Cohasset, Massachusetts.
The Cohasset Town Common.

Article, photo by Eric Hurwitz -- created for VisitingNewEngland.com on 2/22/2022 @newenglandinfo

Moral of the story, upfront: Never consider the ride home from a travel destination as an afterthought. Sometimes, the unexpected along the way brings just as much joy as the initial destination.

Driving back after a memorable sunrise at Scituate Lighthouse in Scituate, Mass., I decided to warm up from a chilly coastal morning with a breakfast sandwich and green tea at the quaint and cozy French Memories Bakery & Cafe in downtown Cohasset. After enjoying a most satisfying first meal of the day, I decided to reconnect with the Cohasset Town Common -- a place I hadn't been in years. It was good to be back.

After writing a book on 70-plus town greens in Massachusetts nearly six years ago, the Cohasset Town Common has remained one of my favorites. That's noteworthy considering how many beautiful town greens exist in Massachusetts.

First, the Cohasset Town Common reveals one of the best representations of a classic town common area in New England. It is surrounded by magnificent historic homes (predominantly, Georgian and Federalist-style) three churches, the First Parish Meeting House of 1747, a rectory and Cohasset Town Hall. The small pond lends a scenic look when juxtaposed with the open land and historic preservation. It's just great to sit on a bench and watch this live feature presentation of traditional New England!

When in search of the real New England, make sure to put the Cohasset Town Common on your list of places to see as part of a local day trip or vacation at the South Shore of Massachusetts.


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