Boston Kayaker

Kayaking on Alum Pond - in Fiskdale MA

Rating: Half-Star - Problem with this pond is it is essentially a private pond for the shoreline residents as there are no public access. An anonymous resident was kind enough to let the Boston Kayaker be his guest for the day and I used the resident only beach. Shoreline are all developed and the view is flush waterfront expensive houses. Boats with tag-alongs busy on this ok-sized private pond,

  Put in at Trail Road
  in Fiskdale MA.
Paddle around Alum Pond
  and return.
Estimated round trip
  distance = 1.5 miles

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

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Mass. Govt.: Alum Lake Bathymetry Map
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At the residents-only access to Alum Pond in Fiskdale MA.
Trip date is a rainy Labor Day September 2013.

The residents-only beach on Alum Pond.

It has been rainy and cloudy the whole day.
Now, at about 2:30pm, seems the sky is brighter.

The Boston Kayaker just launched on Alum Pond.

I decided to veer to my left and will circumnavigate the Alum Pond clock-wise.

A boat pulling two pods filled with kids.

I have reached the northwestern corner of Alum Pond.

Veering to my right to continue the clock-wise circumnavigation of Alum Pond.

There is one island over there on right side of picture.

Island on Alum Pond.

A kid on a kayak on Alum Pond.

Here's my landing and there is my truck.
I was paddling for 50 minutes.