With some unique parks offering great views, history and fishing, Quincy serves the needs of a diverse group of people. A haven for climbers, Quincy Quarries features granite, graffiti-decorated rock and gorgeous views of Boston. A few trails make it a good place for walkers as well.
For great views of Boston, Harbor Bay and Marina Bay,
make a trip to Squantum
Point Park. Marked by salt marshes, this park attracts bird watchers. This unofficial dog park also has an empty parking lot, where kids can ride bikes and a pier for fishing.
Adams National Historical Park takes visitors on trolley rides and tours of three Adams family homes
for a small fee of $5.00. Visit the library, or walk around the garden of the 23-room mansion at Peacefield.
Rent a canoe at Merrymount
Park, or bring the kids over for a game of baseball or soccer. With good trails, wetlands, tennis and basketball courts, this park caters to the needs of athletes, families and runners. Be advised that some of the fields are not open to the public and need to be reserved.
In December, the city hall displays ice sculptures, and in May, the recreation department hosts the Senior Olympics.