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East Street Bogs


The East Street Bogs Loop is a 1.8-mile loop that features active cranberry bogs, wetlands, reservoirs, and forested upland, with an expansive trail network also known as the Duxbury Bogs. The 198-acre property offers a total of 4.5 miles of trails. These are primarily wide dirt roads that encircle the cranberry bogs, but there are also some narrower woodland paths.

The Bay Circuit Trail that runs north-south through the property is just under a mile in length. These trails are rated easy-to-moderate hikes, varying from a cart path to bog ditches and dykes, with some trails featuring steep topography. There are narrow paths that lead through the abandoned bogs.

This property was purchased by the Town of Duxbury to preserve Duxbury’s agricultural heritage. In addition to the cranberry bogs, hikers will pass through White Pine, red and white oak, and wetlands shrubs. The bog reservoir also offers habitat to a wide variety of waterfowl, especially during migration. These have become meadow-like and create a safe haven for a variety of birdlife, such as blue heron and osprey.

From the 3A/Tremont Street, take Mayflower Street west for 1.8 miles to East Street, Turn left on East Street and travel a little more than a half-mile and the parking area is on the right, The trail is accessible through a parking lot at the north end of East Street.

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A 52 Weeks of Fun Fascinating Fact about East Street Bogs

Many tree stumps from an ancient forest emerge eerily from a pond called the Golden Reservoir, but that is also just known as the “Sunken Forest.”

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