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.
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.
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.
Historic Site: Yes
Boat Launch: No
Size: 0.25 acre
Hours: Dawn to Dusk
Parking: Limited roadside parking.
Trail Difficulty: Easy
Dogs: Dogs must remain on leash or under control at all times. Scoop the poop!
Boat Ramp: No
ADA Access: No
Scenic Views: Yes