Morses Pond


Morses Pond

Town(s): Wellesley MA
County: Norfolk

Size: 112 acres
Average Depth: 10 feet
Maximum Depth: 23 feet

Boating Allowed: Kayaks, Canoes, Sail Boats, Gas Engines Prohibited, State & Local Rules & Regulations Apply
Swimming: Swimming Allowed, No Restrictions

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Morses Pond covers about 100 acres in Wellesley and is a destination for residents and guests to enjoy water activities including swimming, boating, and fishing. The Town beach area and parkland trails are accessible via Turner Road off Weston Road. The area is managed in partnership by the Recreation Commission and the Natural Resources Commission. Day-to-day operations of Morses Pond are coordinated by the Recreation Department. 

Morses Pond has a rich history dating back to 1738, when Edward Ward dammed his brook to create a small mill pond. The original Morses Pond was much smaller than the pond we enjoy today. During the following century, a string of owners from railroad companies to paint manufacturers built up the dam and used the impounded water as a source of hydropower. Towards the end of the 1800’s and into the early 1900’s, two different ice-making companies owned the pond. Both companies built the pond up to the Morses Pond we enjoy today.

Water Quality: Town/State Monitoring
Vegetation Growth: Moderate
Non-native Species: Eurasian Watermilfoil (Myriophyllum Spicatum), Fanwort (Cabomba Caroliniana)

Boat Access: Unknown
Parking Spaces: 11-20

Shoreline Development: 10-25%