Duckpuddle Pond

Nobleboro, Maine

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As you paddle out from the boat access toward Duckpuddle Pond, you are greeted by alders, pickerelweed, rushes, grasses, a sea of water lilies…and mosquitoes. The passageway out to the pond is narrow and filled with aquatic plants. When we visited in mid-July, the water was cloudy from a huge pondwide algae bloom; we were unable to locate the source of the nutrient influx that might cause such a bloom, given that there is only scattered development on the pond. Trees around this shallow pond include white pine, hemlock, paper birch, sugar and red maple, and red oak, with oak predominating along the northern shore. There are several marshy coves to explore, but save time to paddle down the beautiful outlet stream— about a four-mile round trip. Prominent fish species: smallmouth bass, white perch, and chain pickerel.
Quiet Water Maine: Canoe and Kayak Guide, 2nd Edition

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Quiet Water Maine: Canoe and Kayak Guide, 2nd Edition

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

As you paddle out from the boat access toward Duckpuddle Pond, you are greeted by alders, pickerelweed, rushes, grasses, a sea of water lilies…and mosquitoes. The passageway out to the pond is narrow and filled with aquatic plants. When we visited in mid-July, the water was cloudy from a huge pondwide algae bloom; we were unable to locate the source of the nutrient influx that might cause such a bloom, given that there is only scattered development on the pond.

Trees around this shallow pond include white pine, hemlock, paper birch, sugar and red maple, and red oak, with oak predominating along the northern shore. There are several marshy coves to explore, but save time to paddle down the beautiful outlet stream— about a four-mile round trip. Prominent fish species: smallmouth bass, white perch, and chain pickerel.

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

Activity Type: Flatwater Kayaking & Canoeing
Nearby City: Nobleboro
Distance: 3
Skill Level: Easy
Duration: Day trip
Class: Class I
Season: Best spring through fall
Local Contacts: Duckpuddle Campground
Local Maps: USGS Waldboro West
Driving Directions: Directions to Duckpuddle Pond

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