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Williams Pond - Kayak Trip / Canoe Trip

Report Type: Destination Report
Nearest City: Lebanon, CT
Difficulty: Easy
Submitted by: Ashiko

Description:

This lake is about 2.5 miles long and is easily accessible from Exeter Road (RT-207) in Lebanon, CT. About 3/4 of the shoreline is undeveloped with mostly deep woods surrounding. There’s a small campground on the northern shore with sites right along the shoreline. It's called Lake Williams Campground (not too original) and its probably be a nice place to stay. Once you enter the water from the parking lot, there are 2-3 small, uninhabited islands to explore right in front of you. There are actually a lot of islands on this lake and a few of them have shacks/houses of various size and condition on them. All of the islands are cool to scoot around. We landed on one and came across a mama duck sitting on her nest. When she exited we got a peek at her eggs but quickly moved on to give them peace. There are powerboats on the lake, but their traffic was minimal on a sunny Saturday in early May. The far east end of the lake is by far, the most interesting. There's a small island made up of large granite boulders and a couple of uninhabited islands that act as a border to a very secluded pond with no signs of civilization anywhere. It's very private and feels totally different than the open lake.

Accommodations:

Free public parking on RT-207. Lake Williams Campground on the northern shore.

Directions:

There's a parking lot and put in right on Exeter Rd (RT-207) in Lebanon, CT.


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