Pocha Pond

Edgartown, Massachusetts

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Perched on the northwest corner of the Vineyard, Pocha Pond offers the most remote paddling, along scenic dunes. Look for herons and egrets, and all the other birds that populate the Vineyard’s ponds. For an extended trip, you can paddle up into Cape Poge Bay, at least under less windy conditions.
Quiet Water Massachusetts, Connecticut, and Rhode Island: AMC's Canoe and Kayak Guide, 3rd Edition

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Quiet Water Massachusetts, Connecticut, and Rhode Island: AMC's Canoe and Kayak Guide, 3rd Edition

by Alex Wilson & John Hayes (Appalachian Mountain Club Books)

Perched on the northwest corner of the Vineyard, Pocha Pond offers
the most remote paddling, along scenic dunes. Look for herons and
egrets, and all the other birds that populate the Vineyard’s ponds. For an extended trip, you can paddle up into Cape Poge Bay, at least under less windy conditions.

©  Alex Wilson & John Hayes/Appalachian Mountain Club Books. All Rights Reserved.

Activity Type: Flatwater Kayaking & Canoeing
Nearby City: Edgartown
Skill Level: Easy
Duration: 2+ hours
Class: Class I
Season: Spring through Fall
Local Contacts: Long Cove, Cape Poge Wildlife Refuge, Wasque Reservation,or Mytoi Japanese-style garden: The Trustees of Reservations, thetrustees.org; Chappaquiddick Ferry, chappyferry.com Note: Cape Poge Bay not recommended for novice paddlers
Local Maps: Massachusetts Atlas & Gazetteer, Map 69: H30, I30; USGS Edgartown
Driving Directions: Directions to Pocha Pond

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