Boston Kayaker

Kayaking on Brigham Pond - in Hubbardston MA

Rating: One Star - Smallish pond fenced with the beaver dams. Very cute islets (small islands). It is first day of October and the leaves are just giving autumn clues. We came to this pond after finishing at Asnacomet Pond just 2 miles south. Paddle time was 49 minutes.

  Put in at Old Princeton Road
  in Hubbardston MA.
Paddle around Brigham
  Pond and return.
Estimated round trip
  distance = 1.6 miles
Brigham Pond
  Tiny cute islands Beaver Dams    

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At Brigham Pond on Old Princeton Road in Hubbardston MA.
Trip date is October 2017.

Today's kayak buddy is the Boston Kayaker's wife.

The Boston Kayaker and wife just launched into Brigham Pond in Hubbardston MA.

Veering to the cove on the right.

Checking to see if can go under the Evergreen Road bridge.

On our left, a guy fishing from his boat.

Aquatic plants on Brigham pond.

At closer inspection, the stream is beaver-dammed on the other side of the bridge.

Turned away from the Evergreen Road bridge.

Coming in from the cove . . .

Turned right out of the cove and now facing northwards.

It is the first day of October. The leaves are just starting to show some autumn colors.

A cute tiny island on Brigham Pond.

The west shore on our left.

Continuing northwards.

At left is an island and behind that is the Brigham Street bridge.

A beaver dam blocks our path to the Brigham Street bridge.

Impressive beaver dam that raised the water behind it by 10+ inches.

Just turned around from the beaver dam.

Now paddling southwards.

Approaching the cluster of islands.

A small island on Brigham Pond.

Approaching the launch area.

The bridge and the top of the Brigham Pond dam.

Paddling to our left to the takeout where we came from.

Landed. Paddle time is 48 minutes.

Brigham Pond Dam seen from the Route 68 bridge.