Boston Kayaker

Kayaking on New Bedford Reservoir - in Acushnet MA

Rating: One Star - This pond is really viable for kayaking only from mid-May to June. After June, this pond is filled with aquatic vegetation. There is a swan rookery on the east side in middle section of the pond.

  Put in at Lake Street
  in Acushnet MA.
Paddle around reservoir
  and return.
Estimated round trip
  distance = 1.2+ miles
Reservoir is filled with aquatic
  vegetation in the summer.
  Long Plain
New Bedford
  Reservoir Dam

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

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At the Newbedford Reservoir launch parking lot in Acushnet MA.
Trip date is May 2013.

Just launched on the Newbedford Reservoir. A pair of fishermen.

Facing east.

Now heading north.

I can see a bunch of swans in that rookery area.

Turning east. The houses on Carol Street.

A duck in flight over New Bedford Reservoir.

Turning towards the northwestern arm of the reservoir.

I see at least seven turtles in this picture. Can you see them?

This is as north as I want to go . . . too much vegetation already.

Just turned around and now heading back.

I am now on the main body of the reservoir where there is not much water lillies.

The Boston Kayaker has landed.

From the parking lot looking south across the road.