Crowell Conservation Area

Crowell Conservation Area, 225 Lincoln St, Duxbury, MA 02332, USA

(781) 934-1100 ext. 5471

Owned By: Town of Duxbury

Wide trails around marsh, ponds, and wetlands the site of a retired cranberry bog. Excellent birding!


This property was an active cranberry bog for many years. It has been retired, and is slowly transitioning back to a natural state. There are still several outbuildings from the cranberry days on the property, including large barn and two pump houses. Less picturesque is an electrical power supply, immediately adjacent.

Trail Description

Approx. 1 mile of trails around former bogs. Trails are wide and flat, occasionally thick with grass and vines, but mostly clear. There are some wet/muddy sections.

Habitats and Wildlife

Retired cranberry bogs now transitioning into wetlands and marsh. Mostly open space with some pine, oak, hemlock and birch trees. Watch for red winged blackbirds in the marsh areas. There are two small ponds on the property as well. This property is among the headwaters of the Green Harbor River, which flows from Duxbury into Marshfield, and out to sea at Green Harbor.

Crowell Conservation Area, 225 Lincoln St, Duxbury, MA 02332, USA

Historic Site: No

Park: No

Beach: No

Boat Launch: No

Lifeguards: No

Size: 60 acres

Hours: Dawn to Dusk

Parking: Limited on-site parking on LIncoln Street.

Cost: Free

Trail Difficulty: Easy


Benches, nesting boxes, dog waste and trash receptacles.

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

Boat Ramp: No

ADA Access: No

Scenic Views: Yes

Waterbody/Watershed: Green Harbor River watershed

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