South River Bog

19 North St, Duxbury, MA 02332, USA

Owned By: Town of Duxbury

Duxbury Conservation owns this 100-acre parcel. In the past, it was known as Feinberg Bog. It is comprised primarily of former cranberry bogs, and is adjacent to Route 3. There is a network of trails through white pine forest and wetland, totaling about 1 mile in length.


This 100-acre property was once cranberry bogs, but its agricultural days have passed. Dormant since the early 1900s, it has slowly converted to forest and marsh. The South River runs through it, plus several of the bog’s old irrigation channels are still in place. The parcel was once called Feinberg Bogs, and in addition to cranberry farming, charcoal was made in the forested uplands. Looking out over the river and its marshes, you may wonder what you’re seeing: the not-so-distant traffic of Route 3 is surprisingly close-by.

Trail Description

The property includes a network of trails, blazed in red, blue and green.

Habitats and Wildlife

Look for beaver dams across the smaller streams. River otters have been spotted here recently (2021). Use caution: they are known to behave aggressively toward humans.

19 North St, Duxbury, MA 02332, USA

Historic Site: No

Park: No

Beach: No

Boat Launch: No

Lifeguards: No

Size: 100 acres

Hours: Dawn to Dusk

Parking: Limited parking is available on North Street. Look for a small wooden sign, up the road and diagonally across from Hillside Lane. No formal parking area. There is also walking access from various side streets in the Laurel/Temple area.

Cost: Free

Trail Difficulty: Easy



Dogs: Yes

Boat Ramp: No

ADA Access: No

Scenic Views: Yes