Ashdod Forest

Duxbury, MA 02332, USA

(781) 934-1100 ext. 5471

Owned By: Town of Duxbury

Trails through dense woodland with occasional stream crossings.


This large forest provides ample habitat for wildlife. The presence of an old well and a bottle dump suggest that it wasn’t always woodland.

Trail Description

A half-mile section of the Bay Circuit Trail runs through this property. Look for the white BCT blazes. The trails within Ashdod Forest are well-used but not always well-marked. They extend for a brief distance on the north side of Congress Street, and fora much greater distance on the southern side, continuing past Matthews Bog and eventually to Union Bridge Road.

Habitats and Wildlife

This dense forest includes plenty of pine, as well as hemlock, oak, sassafras, maple and birch. Look for princess pine, sweet pepper bush, fern and bittersweet as well. Be careful of ticks! The likelihood of spotting a white-tailed deer here is quite high!

Duxbury, MA 02332, USA

Historic Site: No

Park: No

Beach: No

Boat Launch: No

Lifeguards: No

Size: 121 acres

Hours: Dawn to Dusk

Parking: Limited roadside parking on Congress Street, east of Brook Road.

Cost: Free

Trail Difficulty: Easy

Dogs: Dogs must remain on leash or under control at all times.

Boat Ramp: No

ADA Access: No

Scenic Views: Yes

Waterbody/Watershed: South River watershed

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