Halfway Pond, MA


Halfway Pond

Town(s): Plymouth MA
County: Plymouth

Size: 232 acres
Average Depth: 9 feet
Maximum Depth: 13 feet

Boating Allowed: Kayaks, Canoes, Sail Boats, Electric Motor Boats, Power Boats, Jet-skis, State & Local Rules & Regulations Apply
Swimming: Swimming Allowed, No Restrictions

Halfway Pond is a 232-acre natural warm water pond with a small island in its center. The island is owned by The Nature Conservancy. The average depth of the pond is nine feet and the maximum depth is 13 feet. It is the most westerly water body of the six pond complex, located south- southwest of Plymouth center, just west of Rte. 3 and east of Miles Standish State Forest. Transparency is typically less than 10 feet (SPA data). There are almost three miles of shoreline, only lightly developed. The bottom is primarily sand, and vegetation is common on the eastern side of the island. Halfway Pond is supplied with water by groundwater, a small stream in the northwest corner, and a pipe carrying water from Long Pond to the east. Halfway Pond serves as the headwaters of the Agawam River and is also used as a water source for four cranberry bogs (bog irrigation water is returned to the pond). SPA monitoring has shown excessive nutrient levels. For many years, there have been algae blooms and elodea growth.

Water Quality: Unknown
Vegetation Growth: Unknown
Non-native Species: Unknown

Fish Species: Largemouth Bass, Smallmouth Bass, Chain Pickerel, Black Crappie, Yellow Perch, Channel Catfish, Brown Bullhead, Bluegill, White Sucker

Boat Access: Unknown
Parking Spaces: None

Directions: South-Southwest of Plymouth center, just west of Rte 3 and east of Miles Standish State Forest.
Shoreline Development: 25-50%