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Kayaking on Sawdy Pond - in Westport MA

Rating: Two-and-a-Half Stars - Do not be deceived by the stagnant mini-pond near the launch. As you find your way to Sawdy Pond via the channel, a hidden gem awaits. This pond is pretty dotted with boulders and about 3 islands. Size-wise, this is perfect for me as I managed to circumnavigate the whole pond in about an hour and a half.

  Put in at Route 177
  in Westport MA.
Paddle south via
  narrow channel.
Paddle around Sawdy
  Pond and return.
Estimated round trip
  distance = 3+ miles
Sawdy Pond
  outlet dam

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At the mini-pond launch of Sawdy Pond on Route 177 in Westport MA.
Trip date is May 2013.

The outlet dam near the launch.

Just launched on the mini-pond.

The channel is easy to find.

Follow the channel . . .

I can see some of Sawdy Pond now.

Entering Sawdy Pond.

This is like opening a present when Sawdy Pond greets you. The boulders and rocks are pretty.

I turned to my right and will circumnavigate counter-clockwise.

Heading to the west side of the pond.

Paddling south along the west side.

Another island on the southern half of Sawdy Pond.

A mini-lighthouse on a rock on Sawdy Pond.

Approaching the southern island on Sawyer Pond.

Continuing south on the east side.

Good catch!

Ducks in flight over Sawdy Pond.

This cove to my right will take me to the southeast corner of the pond.

This is now the southeast end of Sawdy Pond.

That looks like a nice patch of beach with my name on it.

On the southeast end of Sawdy Pond, looking north.

Another inviting beach stop.

Back on the water. Paddling north hugging the east side.

This helicopter has been buzzing over Sawdy Pond.

These are the rocks that greeted me when I entered Sawdy Pond.

The channel out to the launch mini-pond is in front.

Landed. Was very glad I kayaked on Sawdy Pond today!
I was on the water 1 hour and 34 minutes.