Spectacle Pond

Last Updated: 4/2016
      This managed trout pond is stocked with trout during the spring season. A good number of trout were sampled during the survey, indicating good carryover. Largemouth bass provide fair fishing and large bluegills and yellow perch provide good panfishing.


          The shoreline is 75% developed with summer and year round
homes. Aquatic weeds are very scant throughout the pond. 

Skill Level:  Class 1 - Flat water
Estimated Time:    1 hour
Distance around lake: 2.0 mile

Nearest Address:  
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Position:  42-31.23 N 71-41.43 W
USGS Map: Ayer, MA
As of this writing, shoreline access is limited to the town beach area on the north end of the pond off of Old Union Road. Only car top boats and canoes can be launched from Labor Day until Memorial Day. 
Physical Features:
  • Area:                 66 acres
  • Max depth:        55 feet
  • Average Depth: 18 feet
  • Transparency:   19 feet
  • Terrain Type:  Summer and Year Round Homes
Fish Population
  • Last survey 1980
  •  9 species : including the following:  largemouth bass, chain pickerel, brown trout, rainbow trout, yellow perch, bluegill, pumpkinseed, white sucker and banded killifish. The most abundant gamefish are largemouth bass and the most abundant panfish are bluegills

Put-In/Take-Out Directions ( 2.7 miles, 7 minutes):
From Exit 35 of Route 2 - Leominster/Lunenburg
  1. If traveling East on Route 2, turn immediately onto Old Union Turnpike at the end of the ramp. Go 0.5 miles to the entrance to Lancaster Recreational Beach on your right.
  2. If traveling west on Route 2, after the exit ramp, turn left onto Route 70 South and pass under Route 2.
  3. At mile 0.2, tt the traffic circle, take the 3rd exit onto Old Union Turnpike.
  4. ​At mile 0.7, turn right at the entrance to Lancaster Recreational Beach.

State Pond Map