45 River St, Kingston, MA 02364, USA
Owned By: Town of Kingston
Located on the Jones River, this is the home of the Kingston Harbormaster. There is a fishing pier, a launch ramp for boats, seasonal floats and moorings, plus some benches and picnic tables where you can enjoy the view. Also known as Ah-de-nah, the Jeffrey S. Bond Memorial Pier, and the Kingston Town Wharf.
Thanks to Community Preservation funds, the Kingston Town Pier was restored in 2014, with major updates to the stone wharf, which was built in 1935. A historic marker on site commemorates that in the year 1776, the brig “Independence” set sail from the Jones River to protect the ships and coastline of Massachusetts.
This land is within the region of the Patuxet, members of the Wampanoag tribe, who inhabited the area around the Jones River now known as Duxbury, Kingston and Plymouth. The name “Ah-De-Nah” means “a good place to stay.”
Habitats and Wildlife
Located on the Jones River, very close to its outlet to the Atlantic Ocean at Kingston Bay. The Jones River finds it source at Silver Lake, and extends for 7.5 miles through the town of Kingston. Follow the Jones River Watershed Association for more information.
Historic Site: No
Boat Launch: Yes
Hours: Dawn to Dusk
Parking: On-site parking: Town of Kingston Parking or Transfer Station sticker required.
Cost: Fees vary.
Harbormaster’s office, boat launch ramp, fishing pier, picnic tables, shade structure, benches, trash receptacles, informational kiosk.
Dogs: Dogs must remain on leash. Scoop the poop!
Boat Ramp: Yes
ADA Access: Yes
Scenic Views: Yes
Waterbody/Watershed: Jones River