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Mass. Govt.: Rutland State Park
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At Rutland State Park in Rutland MA.
Trip date is Labor Day weekend, September 2017.
The access area with plenty of parking space.
The ramp to Long Pond at Rutland State Park.
Boston Kayaker just launched on Rutland State Park's Long Pond.
On left is Route 122.
Turned right southwards.
Today's paddle plan is to circle Long Pond counter-clockwise staying close to the shore on my right.
The pond is totally surrounded by all these greenery of the state park. Nice.
White waterlily flowers on Long Pond in Rutland State Park.
Continuing southward paddle.
The skies will be like this sunny for the hour I will be here on Long Pond today.
Two guys fishing from a boat on Long Pond in Rutland State Park.
This tree has stair steps and boardseats nailed to it.
I am approaching the southwest corner of Long Pond.
Rounding this corner, on my right is the southwest cove.
Now on my left, the rest of Long Pond viewed from the south end.
Continuing eastwards . . .
I will check out this cove and see how far I can go.
Can't paddle thru here.
Turned around. Now facing northwards.
Just following the shore on my right.
Rock tower on the banks of Long Pond.
A beaver lodge on Long Pond.
I can see the Route 122 road from here.
Looking to my left, the hilly sides of Long Pond.
Approaching the take out ramp.
Landed. Paddle time is 50 minutes.