Quaboag Pond, Quaboag River, and East Brookfield River

Brookfield, Massachusetts

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The rivers, connected by Quaboag Pond, are extraordinary paddling resources, passing through largely undisturbed habitat. Look for deer, beaver, muskrat, painted and stinkpot turtles, osprey, wood duck, and great blue heron.
Quiet Water Massachusetts, Connecticut, and Rhode Island: AMC's Canoe and Kayak Guide, 3rd Edition

DESCRIPTION FROM:

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

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

The rivers, connected by Quaboag Pond, are extraordinary paddling
resources, passing through largely undisturbed habitat. Look for deer,
beaver, muskrat, painted and stinkpot turtles, osprey, wood duck, and
great blue heron.

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

Activity Type: Flatwater Kayaking & Canoeing
Nearby City: Brookfield
Skill Level: Easy
Duration: Day Trip
Class: Class I
Season: Spring through Fall
Local Contacts: Camping at Wells State Park
Local Maps: Massachusetts Atlas & Gazetteer, Map 48: A15, B14, 15, Map 49: A16,B16,17, 18, C18, 19, 20, 21, 22, D21, 22; USGS Warren
Driving Directions: Directions to Quaboag Pond, Quaboag River, and East Brookfield River

Recent Trail Reviews

8/9/2009
0

This is a nice little area to paddle around on. I didn't choose to go up into the rivers but a trip around the edges of the pond took about an hr. There were some speed boats around but as long as one stayed toward the edge they were no problem. One recomendation would be to go up into the marshy area - one local recommended this saying it goes on and on as long as you're in a shallow boat.


7/20/2006
0

Last week I kayaked part of the Quaboag river and lake. It was wonderful, it was in the middle of the week and I was there before noon so there weren't any problems with waterskiers or speed boats, I paddled about 1/3 around the lake before I realized the the river entrance was on the opposite side of the lake. The lake and (the river for abit) were choppy, but certainly were no chalenge. The river was just wonderful, it was absolutely quite, the only sounds were birds, frogs jumping in the water and a few fish splashing out of the water to catch some delicous insect treat! I saw at least 6 Great Blue Heron very close up, a few phoebes, and many red winged blak birdes, the were plenty of other birds but I forgot my binoculars, definitely bring some if you do this trip. I traveled down unill I came to what looked like a factory and turned back probably 15 minutes further. At the end of my trip I had a nice swim,at a very small sandy beach just a few hundred feet to the right. I want to go back and do the whole river. I would highly reccomend this trip, I'm hoping to t paddle the entire river in the Fall, I'm sure it will be specatular



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