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May 11 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am

NSRWA Walking Club – East Street Bogs in Duxbury
Saturday, May 11, 2024

Join the Walking Club’s Guest Host Jim Spinale, on May 11th at 10:00am as we explore the East Street Bogs in Duxbury. Jim is a historian, nature enthusiast, retired science teacher, and frequent Walking Club Guest Host, who will share his knowledge of history and nature as he guides us through one of his favorite properties – The East Street, or Loring Bogs. This 198 acre property features active cranberry bogs, wetlands, reservoirs, and forested upland, with a 4.5 mile trail network, including a section of the Bay Circuit Trail. The area includes 39 acres of working bogs and 191 acres of conservation land. It was first developed in 1927 by F.M. Leonard’s Clearbrook Cranberry Company. Edgar W. Losing took over the enterprise in 1930. Prior to European contact, the Mattakeeset band of the Massachuseuk (or Massachusett) Native American tribe lived for thousands of years in the North River watershed. Their village included most of today’s Pembroke and Hanson. Meanwhile the Patuxet band of the Wampanoag tribe inhabited the Jones River watershed, and the area now known as Kingston, Plymouth and Duxbury. This property lies within the upper portion of the South River watershed — right between those two territories. It’s possible that both tribes utilized the area. With a variety of habitats, the Duxbury Bogs attract all sorts of wildlife, especially birds. The woodlands include pine, oak, sumac, fern, milkweed, and bittersweet. There is a glacial esker in the middle of the property.

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While we love dogs, NSRWA’s walks are dog-free in consideration for all participants. Please leave your pooches at home.

The Walking Club is looking for guest hosts. If you would like to lead a walk on a local trail that you love, please contact Theresa Delahunt at

This event is FREE, however, registration is required.



May 11
10:00 am - 11:30 am
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North and South Rivers Watershed Association
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