Lake Rohunta

Orange, Massachusetts

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Lake Rohunta’s shallow waters harbor legions of aquatic plants, sometimes making paddling slow-going, especially on the southern reaches. Look for deer, osprey, ducks, geese, and other aquatic birds here. Blueberries grow in profusion is some places, and this is a great place to study trees, shrubs, and aquatic plants. In a strong breeze, the bay gets quite rough. With winds from the south, you can reach Pease Pond without too much difficulty (at low tide, exposed sand banks present obstacles). You can also land on the Atlantic side of the Lagoon or Cape Poge Bay and hike the 14 miles of trails in the wildlife refuge along the beach, although four-wheeler trails preclude having a wilderness experience. Also, note that poison ivy grows in profusion amid the dunes. Waves crash the sandy shores of this beautiful beach.
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)

Lake Rohunta’s shallow waters harbor legions of aquatic plants, sometimes making paddling slow-going, especially on the southern reaches. Look for deer, osprey, ducks, geese, and other aquatic birds here. Blueberries grow in profusion is some places, and this is a great place to study trees, shrubs, and aquatic plants.

In a strong breeze, the bay gets quite rough. With winds from the south, you can reach Pease Pond without too much difficulty (at low tide, exposed sand banks present obstacles). You can also land on the Atlantic side of the Lagoon or Cape Poge Bay and hike the 14 miles of trails in the wildlife refuge along the beach, although four-wheeler trails preclude having a wilderness experience. Also, note that poison ivy grows in profusion amid the dunes. Waves crash the sandy shores of this beautiful beach.

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

Activity Type: Flatwater Kayaking & Canoeing
Nearby City: Orange
Skill Level: Easy
Duration: 4 hours
Class: Class I
Season: Spring through Fall
Local Maps: USGS Orange
Driving Directions: Directions to Lake Rohunta

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