Date Of Visit: July 4, 2017
Location: 93 Point Grove Rd, Southwick, MA
Hours: the ramps are open around the clock
Cost: $5 boat launch fee
Parking: there is parking available in the parking lot of the boat launch and there is limited parking on Point Grove Rd.,
Handicapped Accessible: Yes
Dog Friendly: Yes
Highlights: boat launch, fishing, scenic
What better way to spend July 4th than at one of the busier lakes in Western MA?
Lake Congamond in Southwick, MA, seemed like the perfect place to spend the summer morning hours before our barbecue. But, mostly because I like to say and write Lake Congamond. What a fun name to say and what a fun lake to visit.
As the name suggests, Congamond Lakes is not one lake but, rather, a group of lakes at the border of Massachusetts and Connecticut. There are various boat launches. We stopped off at the boat launch in Southwick (MA).
With a maximum depth level of 35 feet, the Congamond Lakes are a popular place for boating or taking some other aquatic vehicle.
Ducks are common at the lake and they are so used to being fed they will sometimes eat from your own hand.
Congamond roughly translates to “long fishing place” and we saw quite a few people fishing.
The pier offers spots for fishing, places to view the water and the boats or a place to sit with a friend.
Dogs are allowed at Congamond Lakes. I’m just not sure they’re supposed to navigate the boats.
Some dogs prefer land to being on boats. Samurai is a Belgian Malinois.
Today’s featured link is Paul Samson’s Kayaking Blog. People on boats, or in this case a kayak, can get to places those on land can’t get to and Paul found some gems during his kayaking adventure. Paul’s blog post about Congamond Lakes can be found here.