The Weymouth Back River
, sometimes called Back River, is a short, primarily tidal river in Hingham
and Weymouth, Massachusetts
, about 10 miles (16 km) south of Boston
. It arises from a number of tributaries in ponds and swamps, most notably Whitman
's Pond, flows northward, and empties into Hingham Bay (just south of Grape Island and Slate Island).
The Weymouth back River offers an outstanding canoe and kayak paddling resource within the Greater Boston Metropolitan Area. Harbormasters from Hingham and Weymouth established the river as a no-wake zone, with no water-skiing and no personal watercraft allowed south of the Route 3A Bridge.Bicycling and hiking is popular along both sides of the Back River on the Back River Trail which connects multiple sites of environmental and historical interest.