Farm Pond, MA


Farm Pond

Town(s): Framingham MA
County: Middlesex

Size: 150 acres
Average Depth: 5 feet
Maximum Depth: 18 feet

Boating Allowed: Kayaks, Canoes, Electric Motor Boats, State & Local Rules & Regulations Apply, Other Restrictions
Swimming: Swimming Allowed, Some Restrictions

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This relatively large, natural great pond is located less than a mile from Framingham center. The pond is divided into two parts by a large eastern dike. The larger section, called Big Farm Pond, is 124 acres while the area know as Little Farm Pond is just 23 acres and can only be accessed by canoe or kayak via portage. The fertile water is moderately transparent and supports abundant aquatic vegetation. The shoreline is only lightly developed and lives within the Dudley Road town park. The other half, located along the northern shoreline, is a railroad yard and supports a shopping center and state hospital. Averaging only 4 feet deep, the pond is not recommended for those looking for recreational activities. A town owned park is located on the eastern shoreline within Framingham and provides boat and fishing access to the pond.

Water Quality: Unknown
Vegetation Growth: Abundant
Non-native Species: Eurasian Watermilfoil (Myriophyllum Spicatum), Fanwort (Cabomba Caroliniana)

Fishing Comments: The pond is best known for producing lunker largemouth’s every year and the entire pond is fishable and productive. The best bet is most likely ice fishing and access for shore fishing around much of the pond is excellent.
Fish Species: Largemouth Bass, Chain Pickerel, Carp, Yellow Perch, Yellow Bullhead, Sunfish, Bluegill

Boat Access: Primarily Car-top boats & Canoes
Ramp Comments: Informal ramp
Parking Spaces: Less than 10

Directions: Route 9 to Union Ave, left on Mt. Wayte, first left after tracks to boat ramp.
Shoreline Development: 50-75%