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Old Cove Landing

75 Cove St, Duxbury, MA 02332, USA

Town of Duxbury: 781-934-1100

Owned By: Town of Duxbury

Duxbury’s Old Cove Town Landing is a great spot to launch a canoe or kayak! This undeveloped town landing offers access to the Duck Hill River and the Duxbury Back River.

Features

This land is within the region of the Wampanoag. To learn more about local Native American tribes, we encourage you to interact with their members. The Mashpee Wampanoag and the Herring Pond Wampanoag share information on their websites.

Habitats and Wildlife

Located on the Duck Hill River as it flows into the Duxbury Back River. Bordered by cedar, oak and beech trees.

The Duck Hill River finds its source in West Brook and North Hill Pond. After flowing through the Cow Tent Hill Preserve, it meanders through the Duxbury marshes for quite a distance before merging with the Duxbury Back River and flowing into Duxbury Bay.

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75 Cove St, Duxbury, MA 02332, USA

Historic Site: No

Park: No

Beach: No

Boat Launch: Yes

Lifeguards: No

Hours: Dawn to Dusk

Parking: Very limited on-site parking at lower tides.

Cost: Free

Facilities:

Trash receptacle, undeveloped launch area for small boats.

Dogs: Dogs must remain on leash. Scoop the poop!

Boat Ramp: No

ADA Access: No

Scenic Views: Yes

Waterbody/Watershed: Duck Hill River (Duxbury Back River watershed)

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