Sandy Pond, MA

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Sandy Pond


Town(s): Ayer MA
County: Middlesex

Size: 74 acres
Average Depth: 9 feet
Maximum Depth: 20 feet

Boating Allowed: Kayaks, Canoes, Sail Boats, Electric Motor Boats, Other Restrictions
Swimming: Swimming Allowed, Some Restrictions



This circular great pond is located off Route 2A and has some small inlet coves in the north corner. The shore is moderately developed with seasonal and year-round cottages that are fairly spread out. Some weeks exist but mainly along the shoreline on the south side which is lined by Route 2A. Boating traffic is minimal despite the number of homes.

Water Quality: No Known Issues
Vegetation Growth: Minimal
Non-native Species: Unknown

Fishing Comments: Good shoreline fishing available. Trout stocked in the spring.
Fish Species: Largemouth Bass, Chain Pickerel, Brown Trout, Rainbow Trout, White Perch, Sunfish

Boat Access: Primarily Car-top boats & Canoes
Ramp Comments: Cartop boats can be launched at the town beach via an overland portage. A parking sticker is usually required while the beach is open.
Parking Spaces: Less than 10

Directions: Route 495 to exit 31W (Route 2A), 3 miles to right on fork, left on Sany Pond Road, access at town beach off Snake Hill Road.
Shoreline Development: 25-50%