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4-Mile Sunset Walk/Photos at Squantum Point Park at Marina Bay in Quincy

Choose the 4 mile walk starting at 3:30p or the 2 mile walk starting at 4pm.

Here are some photos taken by members of Boston Area Photography Group (Anthony Khong) at Squantum Point Park at Marina Bay in Quincy. Great place and time for us to shoot sunsets.

For the 4 mile walk at 3:30p, we'll start at Mosswetusset Hummock (an important place for American Indians in Mayflower times), walk to Marina Bay past the condos to the bridge (green arrow below), then to Squaw Rock and Amelia Earhart Airport.

For the 2 mile walk meeting at 4pm at the bridge, this leg of the walk includes Squaw Rock and the Ameila Earhart Airport Park. The 2-mile meeting spot is at the Squantum Point Park Bridge (see photo green arrow below). This is where the photographers will be set up and where we can stop to take some great shots of Boston and the ocean.

Squantum Point Park is a 50-acre park at Marina Bay with an interesting shore location, a park located on the Squantum peninsula of Quincy, Massachusetts and located on the site of the former Squantum Naval Air Station. All that remains of the former air station is part of a runway which runs for 2,700 feet. 
Here's what it looks like at the point. 
Here are the meeting locations on the map. 
Moswetuset Hummock, historic site (off E Squantum st) to Huckins Ave to Bayside to Dorchester St (Squaw Rock) and back to the hummock is about 3.5 miles after walking through Marina Bay and Squantum Point Park (former landing strip). 
We will walk out on the bridge to see Boston's skyline (green arrow on map). 
Rain cancels. 
Following the Wrights Brothers' successful flight at Kitty Hawk, North Carolina in 1903, Quincy was in the forefront of the burgeoning aviation industry, with several early aeromeets held here. It was at a 1912 aeromeet in Quincy's Squantum section that pioneering aviatrix Harriet Quimby was killed. The first woman to fly the English Channel, Quimby and her passenger, William Willard, fell from her plane as it nosed down over Dorchester Bay as thousands of spectators looked on in horror. 11 years later in 1923, Logan Airport had its first airplane landing.

Quincy later played host to yet another famous female aviator: Amelia Earhart, who once held a financial interest in Quincy's Dennison Airport. Earhart disappeared in 1937 somewhere over the Pacific as she attempted to fly around the world.

In the late 1930's and during wartime in the 1940's, some 2000 Navy pilots trained at the airbase, including Joseph Kennedy, brother of President John F. Kennedy. During World War II, Joseph Kennedy died in a plane crash over the English Channel. 
At Squantum Point, visitors can see the Boston skyline across the harbor. (It is so close, you feel you could just walk across in a few minutes.) 
Directions: Near Wollaston Beach, Dunkin Donuts, Dorchester End 
Parking: Kennedy Senior Center, 440 E. Squantum St., Quincy, MA 
Meet: At the Hummock Park across the street from the Senior Center.

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  • A former member
    A former member

    Nice group and walk was fun with some sights to see on the way.

    1 · December 1, 2013

  • susana

    great, wonderful view and fun company

    1 · December 1, 2013

  • Suzanne S

    I thought it wasn't walkable from the T but 2 people did it from North Quincy! Great people, great view.

    November 30, 2013

  • BiNaturist

    . Unless I'm missing something, is the starting point walkable from one of the Red Line T stops in Quincy? Just for a reference point.

    November 29, 2013

    • Suzanne S

      Sorry, it's not walkable from the T though often we carpool from Quincy Center.

      November 29, 2013

  • Franco

    Boston Area Photography has postponed this event. Are we still on for it?

    November 25, 2013

    • Suzanne S

      Bummer. Doesn't matter but they do tend to pick good places at good times so that's why I picked the same time.

      November 25, 2013

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