7 River St, Kingston, MA 02364, USA
Owned By: Town of Kingston
Very small parcel of woodland adjacent to the Jones River and Mulliken’s Landing in Kingston. There is a picnic area planned for this site.
Named for Marshall Woodside Joyce, painter and teacher best known for his seascapes, ships, landscapes and coastal scenes. Joyce was born in Medford, Massachusetts in 1912 and died at the age of 86 at his home in Kingston, MA in 1998. The conservation property was established in 2008 with Community Preservation funds. In earlier times, this land was 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.
A very short (0.05 mile) trail leads into the woods, to the edge of the marsh.
Habitats and Wildlife
This small woodland, with hemlock, cedar, cherry and oak trees, provides a wildlife connection between the Jones River and its sal marshes and Bay Farm Conservation Area, across the street. The Jones River finds its source at Silver Lake and other brooks and springs in Pembroke, Halifax and Kingston. It flows for 7.5 miles through Kingston, and drains into the Atlantic Ocean at Kingston Bay, downstream of this property.
Historic Site: No
Boat Launch: No
Size: 1.5 acres
Hours: Dawn to Dusk
Parking: Park at Mulliken's Landing, next door on River Street.
Trail Difficulty: Easy
Dogs: Dogs must remain on leash. Scoop the poop!
Boat Ramp: No
ADA Access: No
Scenic Views: Yes
Waterbody/Watershed: Jones River watershed