Assabet River Mill Pond, A-1 Site

Westborough, Massachusetts

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This is a great place for fishermen and for paddlers who don’t mind weaving their way though a stump-filled reservoir. The wooded hillsides and scattered islands lend a scenic beauty. Look for great blue heron prowling the west-end marshes. Assabet Reservoir, locally known as Mill Pond and also called the A-1 Site, just a few miles from busy Route 9 in Westborough, provides a wonderful place to paddle. Thousands of closely spaced tree stumps, left over from the creation of this flood-control reservoir in 1969, keep out most motorboats and make paddling here somewhat of a challenge.
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)

This is a great place for fishermen and for paddlers who don’t mind weaving their way though a stump-filled reservoir. The wooded hillsides and scattered islands lend a scenic beauty. Look for great blue heron prowling the west-end marshes.

Assabet Reservoir, locally known as Mill Pond and also called the A-1 Site, just a few miles from busy Route 9 in Westborough, provides a wonderful place to paddle. Thousands of closely spaced tree stumps, left over from the creation of this flood-control reservoir in 1969, keep out most motorboats and make paddling here somewhat of a challenge.

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Activity Type: Flatwater Kayaking & Canoeing
Nearby City: Westborough
Distance: 333
Skill Level: Easy
Duration: 3 hours
Class: Class I
Season: Spring through Fall
Local Contacts: Westborough Community Land Trust" rel="nofollow">Trust" rel="nofollow">rel="nofollow">Trust" rel="nofollow">rel="nofollow">rel="nofollow">rel="nofollow">Trust, westboroughlandtrust.org
Local Maps: Massachusetts Atlas & Gazetteer, Map 39: N16, 17, O16, 17; USGS Marlborough
Driving Directions: Directions to Assabet River (Mill Pond, A-1 Site)

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