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Lake Quinsigamond / Flint Pond in Massachusetts

by fbsmith3

Trip Overview

We used the Route 20 Boat ramp, got my kayak and supplies right to the water and then parked. Not having to lug 50+ pounds is always a plus.

My 4 year old son sat on my lap as I paddled. We ran into very few motor boats and 1 jet ski and everyone was polite and responsible.

The water is relatively clear and not much silt. We saw a lot of waterfowl; ducks, Swans and a Great Blue Heron. Several small islands of which we stopped at one and did a little exploring.

Beautiful houses along the shore and we did run into several kayakers along the way. a 2 hour trip flew by very quickly. I'll be back.

Accommodations:

No sanitary facilities; there are several restaurants and grocery stores within a 1 mile radius.

Outfitting:

Kayak: 2002 Pungo 12'2", besides a few scratches she is perfect.


Paddle: Bending Branches Sun Shadow Crank Day.

Fees:

No fees

Directions:

On Route 20 on the Shrewsbury side of the Worcester/Shrewsbury town line. There is a set of lights for Edgemere Blvd, the entrance to the boat ramp is opposite Edgemere Blvd.

Resources:

This map was very helpful on planning our paddle:
Flint Boat Launch off Route 20

I have not used the North Quinsigamond Ave, Shrewsbury Boat ramp, but a map is here:
www.mass.gov/dfwele/pab/pabpdfs/pab-56.pdf

  • Duration: Day Trip
  • Sport/Activity: Kayaking, Canoeing
  • Skill Level: Beginner
  • Water Type: Flat/Sheltered Water
  • Group Rates: No

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