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Lake Quinsigamond / Flint Pond in Massachusetts

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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