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Obviously this is a quiet place during the week, no idea how busy it gets on the weekends. It had a very remote feel to the whole paddle and though there are some homes or cottages in areas they are more prominent down near the city and the dam. I went up as far as the bridge but realized I could have kept going further up the river that feeds the pond.
Osprey, herons, bitterns, swallows and I'm sure if I were there earlier in the day I may have seen some muskrats or other wildlife on the shore. Turtles of course, and in some areas huge carp could be seen. Saw a couple large fish jump, but too far to tell what they were.
Large campground on right side nearer to the city area yet far enough away to not be bothered. Tents camp right next to the pond from what one of the patrons said if you are interested it's in Lisbon. Otherwise lots of permanent sites for larger campers and plenty of spread out trailers. Again this was during the week so no clue of the weekend.
I paddled 9 miles in about 4 1/2 hours with no real current or wind to speak of to battle with. I took lots of pics and just kind of kept paddling with no hurry to my strokes. If you don't want to do the whole pond (300+ acres) at least go right out of the cove and paddle northwards as far as the 2 bridges or your arms will take you.
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