Boston Kayaker

Kayaking on Johns Pond - in Mashpee MA

Rating: One Star - This pond has a state ramp that does not require resident sticker, water is clear. Paddle time was 1 hour 8 minutes. I went middle of June before the summer crowd swamps this pond.

  Put in at state ramp on Hoople Road
  in Mashpee MA.
Paddle around Johns
  Pond and return.
Estimated round trip
  distance = 2.5+ miles
  Put in at state ramp on Sandwich Road in
  East Falmouth MA for Ashumet Pond.
Johns Pond Park
  and beach

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At Johns Pond state ramp on Hoople Road in Mashpee MA.
Trip date is June 2017

The Boston Kayaker just launched into Johns Pond.
Veering right, will circle the pond counter-clockwise.

Looking to my right, the state ramp I just launched from.

Will keep near the shore to my right.

Paddling southwards . . .

A small cove on my right.

At my right is the Alper Conservation Area.

Past the conservation area, going towards the cove on the west shore of Johns Pond.

On my right is a cove on the west shore.

I am paddling straight and cutting off the cove on my right.

I am now gently rounding the south west corner of Johns Pond and will continue veering left.

From the south end, looking north on my left to the rest of Johns Pond.

Paddling eastwards along the south shore.

Veering left to round the south east corner of Johns Pond.

A parked boat with a fake owl (to scare away the water birds).

Now facing northwards, the eastern shore on my right.

Approaching the recreation area on Shorewood Drive along the eastern shore of Johns Pond.

On my right is Shorewood Drive public access area.

Approaching the public beach at the north end of the pond.

Johns Pond Park public beach and recreation area.

Paddling west and rounding the north end of the pond.

The western shore on my right, I am just looking for the launch cove where I came from.

Very close to the state ramp is the public playground.

Landed. Paddle time is 1 hour 8 minutes.