Here is a map with more information about the Houghton's Pond Recreation Area. We will be gathering at Picnic Site 5.
We plan to play games--volleyball, ultimate frisbee, wiffle ball and corn hole--and organize a group hike for those interested.
The grill will be going for hamburgers and hot dogs, and we'll have chips and watermelon. Feel free to bring a side dish or game to share.
The pond will be open for swimming, although there will not be a life guard on duty. There is a nice changing room/bath house by the lake.
Directions: From Route 93, take exit 3 (Houghton's Pond, Ponkapoag Trail exit) from Rte. 93. Follow the signs to Houghton's Pond. Do NOT turn off at the Houghton’s Pond Athletic Fields, Picnic area sign, but keeping going on Ponkapoag Trail about ¼ mile to the next turn off for picnic site 5.
Parking: There is parking near each of the picnic areas, but if fills up on nice days. There is also limited parking off of Blue Hill River Road, near each of the picnic sites. Additional parking is available at the main parking lot at 840 Hillside Street. Important: Do not park on Blue Hill River Road.