Landing Rd, Kingston, MA 02364, USA
Owned By: Town of Kingston, MA DCR
State- and town-owned landing on the Jones River. Access for canoes, kayaks and “car-top carry”-size boats. A short (0.1 mile) trail and boardwalk leads through the marsh to the river where there is a seasonal ramp and float.
Dedicated in 2002, and named in honor of a longtime Kingston resident, Robert A. Mulliken, this small property offers a close-up view of the Jones River and the Route 3 bridge that passes over it. The property was renovated in 2023, adding a gravel trail, boardwalk, ramp and float.
The Patuxet, members of the Wampanoag tribe, made their home in the area now known as Duxbury, Kingston and Plymouth. Numerous artifacts have been found throughout the region surrounding the Jones River.
To learn more about our local tribes, we encourage you to interact with their members. The Mashpee Wampanoag and the Herring Pond Wampanoag share information on their websites.
A dirt and stone dust trail, marked with a memorial boulder, extends from the parking area to the boardwalk, which leads directly to.
You can paddle in either direction from this spot. Kingston Bay is about 1.4 miles downstream, and Elm Street is about 1.4 mile upstream. The best paddling here occurs around high tide.
A little bit downstream, the Kingston Town Pier, also known as Ah-De-Nah (“a good place to stay”) on Landing Road, is the access point for larger boats. Also consider Jones River Landing, just upstream, on the other side of the Route 3 bridge.
Habitats and Wildlife
From the parking lot, the trail passes through a very small, shady woodland grove featuring sumac, birch, linden, cedar and wild grapes. It continues through the salt marsh to the Jones River.
The Jones River finds it source at Silver Lake, and extends for 7.5 miles through the town of Kingston, emptying into the Atlantic at Kingston Bay. Follow the Jones River Watershed Association for more information.
Historic Site: No
Boat Launch: Yes
Size: 2.5 acres
Hours: Dawn to Dusk
Parking: Small parking lot on Landing Road at the intersection with River Road.
Trail Difficulty: Medium
Informational kiosk, boardwalk, dock suitable for launching canoes and kayaks.
Dogs: Dogs must remain on leash. Scoop the poop!
Boat Ramp: No
ADA Access: No
Scenic Views: Yes
Waterbody/Watershed: Jones River