Put in around 10 am and there were a few other paddlers already enjoying. The parking and boat launch area is well maintained and clean. The paddle was really enjoyable. There are a lot of tree stumps in this pond, submerged below the surface, so be careful when paddling.
I did paddle along the eastern side first working my way around to the north then along the western side and the view toward Stratton Mountain was real good. I didn't noticed a lot of fish but there were a few fisherman so they know a little more about this pond than I did.
The paddle was a good workout for me since this is a lake sized pond. I did notice that on my return to the boat launch a few more kayak paddlers with their children had arrived for the a great day of enjoying the outdoors. As usual I took my swim after putting away my kayak and gear and loved that the day was a great day to enjoy the outdoors.
My thanks go to a "Tracey" for telling me about Gale Meadows and sharing this beautiful spot. I'm sure more people will enjoy the outdoors when people share their knowledge of it to others.
There are NO porta potti that I saw at this pond. The parking area is large for about 40 cars and trucks. There is a boat launch ramp.
From southern New England take I-91 north to Exit 2 in Vermont Brattleboro. Take Rte 30 North merge of Rte 100 go north on Rte 30 North at the Town of Rawsonville toward Bondville. At the center of this town take a right once you cross the river onto River Road. Follow this road for about 2 miles Turns into a dirt but well maintained road. The road to the pond will be on your left. Pond is about 100 yards down on your right.
Vermont Road Atlas