Boston Kayaker

Kayaking on Bare Hill Pond - in Harvard MA


Rating: One Star - This is a pretty pond with islands and coves to explore. Annoying that the big islands are inhabited with those cable/power lines connecting them. Annoying that the beach is for town residents only. Also annoying the $25 launch fee to use the ramp to reduce portage.

  Put in at conservation area on
  Warren Avenue in Harvard MA.
Paddle around pond
  and return.
Estimated round trip
  distance = 4+ miles
Portage 100 feet
  to launch spot.
  Alternate put in at town
  ramp. $25 fee applies.
Beach for Harvard
  residents only
Pond can be busy with fast
  boats on weekends.
Girl Scouts
  campgrounds

Disclaimer: It is your responsibility to determine the legality, suitability and safety of this route for yourself.

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At Warren Avenue in Harvard MA.
Trip date is June 2013.


The launch to Bare Hill Pond will be about 400 feet from this entrance.








At the town conservation area launch to Bare Hill Pond.





The Boston Kayaker just launched on Bare Hill Pond.


I paddled to the right and will do a counter-clockwise circumnavigation.














The town beach (for residents only) is on the north east corner of Bare Hill Pond.














A blue heron on Bare Hill Pond.




















The power lines connecting the private island on my left.























Girl Scouts.














No man is an island except the residents of this house.


























I think this is the same bird I photographed earlier on the other side of the pond.








This is the cove on the mid-western side.





A beaver lodge on Bare Hill Pond.


I will try to chase whether this waters lead me to anywhere (inlet or outlet).





This seem to be as swamp as I can go.


Turned around and now heading back to the Bare Hill Pond.





Turtle on Barehill Pond.











You can hear the rushing waters coming from this inlet.

















Helicopter hovering over Bare Hill Pond.



































Landed. I was on Bare Hill Pond for 2 hours 20 minutes.