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Kayaking on Lake Quinsigamond - in Shrewsbury MA

Rating: One Star - An urban oasis in the middle of Massachusetts. Lots of rowers to be seen here and the occassional water skier. Shores are mostly developed with some short stretches of greenery.

  Put in at North Quinsigamond
  Avenue in Shrewsbury MA.
Paddle south and
  around then return.
Estimated round trip
  distance = 8+ miles
Lake Quinsigamond
  Alternate put in at Route 20
  boat ramp on Flint Pond.
Lake Quinsigamond
  State Park
Regatta Point
  public beach
This lake site of
  rowing regattas.

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

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Other resources: Lake Quinsigamond Kayak Trip Report
Lake Quinsigamond Watershed Association
Mass. Govt: Quinsigamond State Park
Regatta Point Community Sailing
Quinsigamond Rowing Association

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At the Leo Corazini state boat ramp on North Quinsigammond Avenue in Shrewsbury MA.
Trip date is August 2013.

The Lake Quinsigamond boat ramp.

To the right (north) of the launch is the I-290 highway bridge.

Just launched on Lake Quinsigamond. Paddling south.
Left bank is Shrewsbury MA. Right bank is Worcester MA.

Next to the launch is the Donahue Rowing Center.

That building on the horizon is the UMass Memorial Hospital of Worcester MA.

A powered boat on Lake Quinsigamond.

Route 9 bridge over Lake Quinsigamond.

Looks like they are building a new bridge to replace the current Route 9 bridge.

A boat pulling a water skier.

The water skier's wake.

At this point, I turned around and started paddling north.

A helicopter ambulance "medivac" about to land on the hospital helipad.

Continuing north, the I-290 bridge is approaching.
The take is to the right just before that bridge.

Donahue Rowing Center

A couple in a tandem kayak just launched onto Lake Quinsigamond.