Ashland Reservoir

Ashland, Massachusetts

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Ashland Reservoir offers a few hours of pleasant paddling along wooded shorelines over deep, clear water. The scenic shoreline harbors many tree species, with white pine and red oak in plentiful supply. Expect to see ducks and cormorant, along with other bird species. Ashland Reservoir, popular with canoers and kayakers, provides a great spot for a quiet morning or afternoon paddle. With a largely undeveloped shoreline, a 10MPH for limit for motors, and attractive woods surrounding the reservoir, Ashland offers some of the best lake paddling within the I-495 loop.
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)

Ashland Reservoir offers a few hours of pleasant paddling along wooded shorelines over deep, clear water. The scenic shoreline harbors many tree species, with white pine and red oak in plentiful supply. Expect to see ducks and cormorant, along with other bird species.

Ashland Reservoir, popular with canoers and kayakers, provides a great spot for a quiet morning or afternoon paddle. With a largely undeveloped shoreline, a 10MPH for limit for motors, and attractive woods surrounding the reservoir, Ashland offers some of the best lake paddling within the I-495 loop.

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

Activity Type: Flatwater Kayaking & Canoeing
Nearby City: Ashland
Skill Level: Easy
Duration: 2 hours
Class: Class I
Season: Spring through Fall
Local Contacts: Ashland State Park, mass.gov/eea/agencies/dcr/massparks/ region-north/ashland-state-park.html, 508-435-4303
Local Maps: Massachusetts Atlas & Gazetteer, Map 51: A27, 28; USGS Medfield
Driving Directions: Directions to Ashland Reservoir

Recent Trail Reviews

1/23/2011
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This is lovely walk around the lake with lovely views and forests. It is mostly flat, great for trail running, and in winter, great for snowshoeing. This is my favorite short walk in the area because of the super shoreline views. It is especially lovely at sunset. It can be a great work-out when you push it. I sometimes use it for training, carrying my full backpack with gear.



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