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Kayaking on Norton Reservoir - in Norton MA

Rating: One-and-a-Half Stars - This is a nice round trip route on little body of water but big enough to take a few hours to explore. There are islands, wildlife, and a kayak rental shop on the west shore.

  Put in at Route 140 / Mansfield Avenue in
  Mansfield MA behind Tsang's Restaurant.
Paddle around reservoir
  and return in.
Estimated round trip
  distance = 3 miles
Norton Reservoir
  Norton Kayak Company
  guided kayak tours

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

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Norton Kayak Company Norton Reservoir Trip Report 1 Norton Reservoir Trip Report 2
The Sun Chronicle: In Norton, grassroots effort strives to restore town pride in The Reservoir
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Tsang's Restaurant on Route 140.

Norton Reservour launch site beside Tsang's. Space for 8+ cars.

Put in spot has concrete steps.

First time I have seen pink version of these flowers!

Just off from the put in looking north.

Flowers abloom!

Swans and fishermen.

One of the islands in the middle of the reservoir.

This island has a nice landing spot.

Beached myself on the landing spot just to get a closer look.

A rock they call home. And toilet!

The north-east coast is lined with houses.

Another island.

Yet another island with its prominent resident.

The resident turn out to be a whole family.

A group of kayakers hugging the north-west coast.

Route 140.

Paddling my way back.

Pictures taken August 2011.