Lake Quinsigamond / Flint Pond - Kayak Trip / Canoe Trip
Day Trip Report
August 8, 2009
Submitted by: fbsmith3
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.
No sanitary facilities; there are several restaurants and grocery stores within a 1 mile radius.
Kayak: 2002 Pungo 12'2", besides a few scratches she is perfect.
Paddle: Bending Branches Sun Shadow Crank Day.
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.
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:
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