Crowell Conservation Area, 225 Lincoln St, Duxbury, MA 02332, USA
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.
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.
Historic Site: No
Boat Launch: No
Size: 60 acres
Hours: Dawn to Dusk
Parking: Limited on-site parking on LIncoln Street.
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