Bog Pond and Burnett Pond

Savoy, Massachusetts

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These small mountain ponds are a great place to paddle when the surrounding valley floors suffer from summer heat. They lie within the Savoy Mountain State Forest, the best place to look for moose in Massachusetts.
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)

These small mountain ponds are a great place to paddle when the
surrounding valley floors suffer from summer heat. They lie within the Savoy Mountain State Forest, the best place to look for moose in
Massachusetts.

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

Activity Type: Flatwater Kayaking & Canoeing
Nearby City: Savoy
Skill Level: Easy
Duration: 2 hours
Class: Class I
Season: Spring through Fall
Local Contacts: Camping: Savoy Mountain State Forest, Clarksburg State Park, Mount Greylock State Reservation, Mohawk Trail State Forest
Local Maps: Massachusetts Atlas & Gazetteer, Map 21: G23, H23, I23; USGS Cheshire (Burnett Pond) and North Adams (Bog Pond)
Driving Directions: Directions to Bog Pond and Burnett Pond

Recent Trail Reviews

7/18/2009
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Bog Pond is somewhat off the beaten path and located within the Savoy Mountain State Forest. It has good roadside parking and launching area. The hand built dam that impounds Bog brook was built in the 1930’s by the Civilian Conservation Corps. Beavers have recently added to its height which has raised the impounded waters. The pond is surrounded by hemlock and spruce trees and mountain laurel and blueberry shrubs. The pond contains several bog islands and in addition to the usual pond flora is inhabited by both pitcher plants and bladderworts both carnivorous plants which happened to be flowering at the time of visit. It also is reported to have sundew plants another carnivore. Beaver activity is very evident and there are several active lodges on the pond. Nesting Canadian geese, a great blue heron, kingfishers, and pine sparrows were observed.



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