The Duxbury Rural & Historical Society

Round Pond Walk with Tony Kelso & John Galluzzo

Round Pond Walk with Town Historian, Tony Kelso, and local Naturalist and Historian, John Galluzzo. 

Join us for this new program! We will observe wildlife and learn the natural history of Round Pond with local naturalist, John Galluzzo, AND learn the human history of the area from town historian, Tony Kelso.

Round Pond is a large kettle hole left by a melting glacier around 10,000 BC. Ice continued to play a part in the pond’s history as late as the 1940s. When known as Cole’s Pond in the 1880s, the pond was the site of the Merry family’s ice house, and an abundant source of ice for summer residents.

Tickets: $10 DRHS Members; $15 non-members. Parking and gathering at the Mayflower Street parking lot, east side. Reservations are required and tickets are limited. Please call 781-934-6106.

The DRHS owns approximately 62 acres of land located on the north, east, and south sides of Round Pond and Pine Lake, off Mayflower Street. Parcels around Round Pond were acquired by the DRHS in the early 1890s, making it the earliest DRHS acquisition. Intended as a recreational area, trails were added in the 1980s. Today, the DRHS holdings are partnered with those owned by the Town of Duxbury, creating more than 170 acres of conservation land between Round Pond, Pine Lake, and Island Creek Pond.

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