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!