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Last Updated: 2/2017
STATISTICS
Skill Level:  Class 1 - Flat water
Estimated Time:    1 hour
Total Distance:       2.5 miles
Nearest Address:  
{cke_protected}{C}%3C!%2D%2DStartFragment%2D%2D%3E1230 Main Street, Leicester, MA 01524{cke_protected}{C}%3C!%2D%2DEndFragment%2D%2D%3E
Position: 42-14.72 N 71-54.97 W  
USGS Map: Worcester North, MA  and Worcester South, MA
Access:  
{cke_protected}{C}%3C!%2D%2DStartFragment%2D%2D%3ELaunch behind the red building (formerly a pizza restaurant) to the right of the Castle building.{cke_protected}{C}%3C!%2D%2DEndFragment%2D%2D%3E
  
Physical Features:
  • Area:                65.4 acres
  • Max depth:          feet
  • Average Depth:   feet
  • Transparency: 
  • Terrain Type: Wooded North, Wetlands, Homes
Fish Population
  • Unknown

Put-In/Take-Out Directions ( 7.8 miles, 14 minutes):
From Exit 10 of the Massachusetts Turnpike (Rt. 90)
After the tollbooths, head southwest on I-84.
  1. At mile 0.3, Keep right, follow signs for Route 12 South/Route 20 West/Charlton/Sturbridge and merge onto Route12 South.
  2. At mile 1.0, at stop light, turn right onto West Street.
  3. At mile 2.2, At the end of the street, at the stop sign, turn left onto Rochdale Street.
  4. The road becomes Comins Road and then Comminsville Road.
  5. At mile 3.1, at stop light, turn right onto Route 56 North.
  6. At mile 5.5, at the stop sign turn right to stay on Route 56 North.
  7. At mile 7.4, at stop light in the center of Leicester, turn left onto Route 9 West.
  8. At mile 7.8, arrive at the Castle Restaurant on your right.  Park behind the red building to the right of the restaurant.  Cartop informal launch. 
 Fishing
      No information published by the state.
    

Description
      Aquatic weeds are common along much of the shore. Residential development is moderate with many year-round homes and summer cottages.  About 1/3 of the shore is undeveloped, in contrast to the rest of the shoreline.
       The entire pond is surrounded by private land except where there is a public historic cemetery in the south along Main Street.  As a result, cartop boats can only be safely launched in the parking lot of the Castle restaurant behind the red building.