Horn Pond, MA


Horn Pond

Town(s): Woburn MA
County: Middlesex

Size: 102 acres
Average Depth: 10 feet
Maximum Depth: 40 feet

Boating Allowed: Kayaks, Canoes, Electric Motor Boats, Gas Engines Prohibited, Other Restrictions
Boating Comments: No gas-powered engines are allowed.
Swimming: No Swimming Allowed

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This raised, natural great pond is located a half mile south of Woburn Center. The town reclaimed the pond, as a primary drinking source and also handles its management. Aquatic vegetation is minimal except in a few coves and shallows. Much of the shoreline has minimal urban development making for good fishing and kayaking opportunities. Some houses, average in size, abut the land along Arlington Road. The town park resides along the northern and western shores and the dam and water treatment plant are to the south near Winchester. A causeway creates a lagoon to the northwest, giving the pond the look of a whale standing on its tail. Here's something rare...a 2-mile trail circles around the entire shoreline making for a great morning or afternoon stroll. The pond is a great place to walk, ride a bike or just get some peace and quiet for a few hours. Plenty of trails to jog, benches to sit, people watch or read the paper. They have a snack wagon in the main parking lot and also rest rooms. The city keeps the area extremely clean and well maintained. Right next to the Woburn Country Club for a quick round of golf, if you're so inclined. There is a parking lot open till sunset on site.

Water Quality: No Known Issues, Town/State Monitoring
Vegetation Growth: Minimal
Non-native Species: Unknown

Fishing Comments: Rainbow Trout are stocked to the pond every spring. Local say this is one of the best fishing ponds in the area.
Fish Species: Largemouth Bass, Chain Pickerel, Brook Trout, Brown Trout, Rainbow Trout, Black Crappie, Carp, Yellow Perch, Brown Bullhead, Yellow Bullhead, Sunfish, Bluegill

Boat Access: Primarily Car-top boats & Canoes
Ramp Comments: There is a paved ramp for small boats at the south end just west of the outlet. The ramp closes at 8:00 PM.
Parking Spaces: 21-40

Directions: Route 95 to Main Street Worburn, Maint Street to Pleasant Street, Left at Arlington Road, Pond on right.
Shoreline Development: 25-50%