Boston Kayaker

Kayaking on Turkey Ponds - in Concord NH

Rating: Two Stars - I launched from the south end at Route 13. I paddled northwards and circled the cute islands near the northern end. Beautiful pond dotted with beds of white lily flowers. Paddle time was 1 hour 16 minutes.

  Put in at dirt road off Clinton Street
  / Route 13 in Concord NH.
Paddle around Turkey
  Ponds and return.
Estimated round trip
  distance = 5+ miles
Susan McLane
  Audubon Center
  Alternate put in at Hopkinton Road
  / Route 202 in Concord NH.
Site for rowing practice
  by Saint Paul's School.
Saint Paul's
Silk Farm Widlife

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Kayaking on Turkey Ponds - in Concord NH

Other resources:
NH Love it of Leaf it: Paddling Turkey Ponds
McLane Audubon Center and Silk Farm Wildlife Sanctuary brochure
NH Govt: Turkey Pond Bathymetry Map
NH Govt: Turkey Pond Bathymetry Map (cached copy)

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The roadsign marking the launch to Turkey Pond on Route 13 in Concord NH.
Trip date is July 2020.

The Boston Kayaker just launched on Turkey Pond.

I am just paddling straight ahead northwards.


The I-89 bridges in sight.

Beds of waterlillies.

A beautiful aquatic garden!

There is actually a footbridge along the I-89 bridge . . .

Paddling northwards under the I-89 bridge over Turkey Pond.

To my right is the Saint Paul's School boathouse.

Grandstand for people watching rowing practice.

Facing north, some islands.

I will circle these islands counter-clockwise.

White lilies dot the island . . .

I have now reached the northern end and pivoting back around these islands.

Facing south, I can see the I-89 bridge.

Paddling under the I-89 bridge southwards.

Some pedestrians on the foot bridge over Turkey Pond.

Continuing straight ahead to the launch area.

Approaching the launch area.

Landed. Paddle time is 1 hour 16 minutes.

The dirt road off Route 13 to Turkey Pond.