Average Depth: 6 feet
Maximum Depth: 10 feet
Kayaks, Canoes, Sail Boats, Electric Motor Boats, Gas Engines Prohibited, Other Restrictions, See Comments
Boating Comments: Non-motorized boating only
Swimming: Swimming Allowed, Some Restrictions
Ames Long Pond, at 65 acres, is located on Highland Street on the Stoughton/Easton border. The pond is the location for the Town's supervised swimming program. Significantly removed from the hustle and bustle of downtown, the beach is located in a distinctly country setting. Bordered by shade trees, the beach area is a welcoming spot to beat the heat, especially for families with young children and senior citizens. Amenities include public bathrooms and a dock system. Water quality is tested weekly during the months of June, July, and August. The hours of supervision by certified lifeguards during the summer months are 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. For 2009, lifeguards will be on duty beginning June 27. Passes are required for entrance into the beach area for all adults and children that are able to walk, and are available for purchase at the Recreation Office and at Ames Pond. Non-motorized water craft are welcome and many enjoy fishing here. There is also a Citizen’s committee working to preserve and protect the area. What’s especially interesting about the area is the Ames family history surrounding it. The pond was formed when the Ames family built a dam in 1825 to power a hammer shop to make their infamous shovels that helped build America’s railroads.
No Known Issues, Town/State Monitoring
Vegetation Growth: Moderate
Non-native Species: Eurasian Watermilfoil (Myriophyllum Spicatum), Fanwort (Cabomba Caroliniana)
Largemouth Bass, Smallmouth Bass, Chain Pickerel, Yellow Perch, Channel Catfish, Brown Bullhead, Sunfish, Bluegill, Golden Shiner
None, Private Lake
Parking Spaces: None
Located on Highland Street on the Stoughton/Easton border.
Shoreline Development: 50-75%