Ashdod Triangle

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https://duxburyhistory.org/lands/ashdod-triangle/

Owned By: Duxbury Rural & Historical Society

A small open area with a stream running through it. Located at the intersection of Union and Congress Streets.

Features

The Ashdod Triangle, acquired in 1908, was one of the Duxbury Rural and Historical Society’s earliest purchases. It was initially acquired to preserve trees planted there (they are gone now).

Ashdod is the neighborhood name for this section of West Duxbury. It appealed to early settlers because its open meadows — bordered by Keene’s Brook, Philips Brook, and the South River — were excellent farmland. Later, mills were established on the streams. Local lore has it that the ditch that runs through the Ashdod Trail was established by Reuben Peterson in 1772, to bring water from a nearby swamp to his millpond across Congress Street.

Trail Description

Open area; no trails.

Habitats and Wildlife

The stream (actually a 200-year-old manmade ditch) that runs through the triangle doesn’t have name, but it can be a fun place to explore.

42.06066, -70.748035

Historic Site: Yes

Park: No

Beach: No

Boat Launch: No

Lifeguards: No

Size: 0.25 acre

Hours: Dawn to Dusk

Parking: Limited roadside parking.

Cost: Free

Trail Difficulty: Easy

Facilities:

Bench, footbridge.

Dogs: Dogs must remain on leash or under control at all times. Scoop the poop!

Boat Ramp: No

ADA Access: No

Scenic Views: Yes

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