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Messerschmidt Pond Boat Launch, Westbrook CT

 

Messerschmidt Pond Boat Launch, Westbrook CT

 

Tuck in off of RT 145 is a 73 acre natural pond perfect for an afternoon of kayaking, fishing, or canoeing.  The parking area is a great size to accommodate for quite a few vehicles.

 

 

Electric motors are prohibited.  This makes for a peaceful and relaxing adventure surrounded by natural forest and wildlife.

At the far eastern end of the lake from the boat launch there is a small sandy/rocky beach perfect for a picnic.  The maximum depth of 16 ft is right around the corner next to the dam.

Short hiking trails at Messerschmidt Wildlife Management Area take hikers past a sunny brook and equal parts sunny and shady forest.

Overall, this is a great area to explore!  There are little islands and coves great for building up to a few hours of paddling.  This little spot is definitely worth the trip!

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