Bay Farm Conservation Area

Kingston, Massachusetts

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This unique coastal property, located on Kingston Bay, offers nature lovers superb bird-watching. Shorebirds, ducks, songbirds, and birds of prey all share fields, woods, and the shore of Bay Farm. An occasional rabbit and red fox are also seen here. The most impressive feature at Bay Farm is its secluded shoreline along Kingston Bay. It can be easily reached by following the wide, grassy path that leaves the parking area and cuts through the main field, heading directly eastward toward the ocean. The vegetation and wildflowers in the field attract a wide assortment of butterflies and birds. Look for goldfinches with their yellow breasts and black wings and tails. When in flight they often dip like a roller coaster and sing out per-chiko-ree. The fields also attract northern harriers, which fly a few feet above the ground, tilting from side to side as they scan the meadow for any signs of movement. Duxbury Conservation Commission Administrator Joe Grady says that many different birds of prey are seen here hunting for mice. There have even been sightings of osprey along the shoreline. Highlights: walk to ocean, fields, good birding.
Nature Walks in Eastern Massachusetts

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Nature Walks in Eastern Massachusetts

by Michael Tougias (Appalachian Mountain Club Books)

This unique coastal property, located on Kingston Bay, offers nature lovers superb bird-watching. Shorebirds, ducks, songbirds, and birds of prey all share fields, woods, and the shore of Bay Farm. An occasional rabbit and red fox are also seen here. The most impressive feature at Bay Farm is its secluded shoreline along Kingston Bay. It can be easily reached by following the wide, grassy path that leaves the parking area and cuts through the main field, heading directly eastward toward the ocean.

The vegetation and wildflowers in the field attract a wide assortment of butterflies and birds. Look for goldfinches with their yellow breasts and black wings and tails. When in flight they often dip like a roller coaster and sing out per-chiko-ree. The fields also attract northern harriers, which fly a few feet above the ground, tilting from side to side as they scan the meadow for any signs of movement. Duxbury Conservation Commission Administrator Joe Grady says that many different birds of prey are seen here hunting for mice. There have even been sightings of osprey along the shoreline. Highlights: walk to ocean, fields, good birding.

©  Michael Tougias/Appalachian Mountain Club Books. All Rights Reserved.

Activity Type: Hiking
Nearby City: Kingston
Distance: 0.75
Trail Type: Loop/Lollipop
Skill Level: Easy
Duration: 25 minutes
Season: Best spring thru fall
Accessibility: Kid-friendly
Driving Directions: Directions to Bay Farm Conservation Area

Recent Trail Reviews

10/30/2009
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This place used to be awesome. I wish they'd enforce folk to pick up after their dogs. They allow off leash dogs, and people don't pick up after their dogs. Needless to say, you're dodging poo mines every few feet. Totally disgusting.



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