Boston Kayaker

Kayaking on Lake Maspenock - a.k.a. "North Pond" in Hopkinton MA


Rating: One-and-a-Half Stars - This is a nice little like about 2 miles in length. Should take you about two hours to explore. Can be busy with other boaters and water skiers. Mostly developed, western shore has long green streches.

  Put in at West Main Street
  in Hopkinton MA.
Paddle to south end of
  lake and return.
Estimated round trip
  distance = 4 miles
Lake Maspenock
  Dam
  Alternate put in at West Main
  Street in Hopkinton MA.
Name of lake means "waters
  at the base of the great hill".
Sandy Island Beach
  Hopkinton residents only
EMC Corporate
  Headquarters

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

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Other resources:
Lake Maspenock Preservation Association: Lake Maspenock History
Town of Upton: Peppercorn Hill Conservation Area Trail Map
Town of Upton: Peppercorn Hill Conservation Area Trail Map (cached copy)


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At Lake Maspenock at West Main Street in Hopkinton MA.
Trip date May 2012.


The Boston Kayaker's wife.


Just launched my wife.





Launching from these rocks above water . . .


Need a bit of a push.


Just launched on Lake Maspenock (aka "North Pond")..







































Jumping rope.








Water is very clear in these shallow parts.


















Very nice lakeside house.




















There is that island at the south end of the lake. Not shown in my map above.











Lake Maspenock Dam is that concrete structure on this southeast corner of the lake.





From the south end of the lake looking north.


























Some guy water skiing being pulled by a fast boat.




















Here's the waterskier having another go.








A kayaker fishing on Lake Maspenock.


























There is my "rocky" launch and takeout.


























The alternate put in spot to the east of the other one.


Lake Maspenock viewed from the alternate takeout.