Williamsville Pond

Last Updated: 6/2018
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            This pond has some interesting coves to investigate.  Since it is an impoundment of the Burnshirt River, you can travel for some distance north.
​      Hubbardston State Forest borders a large portion of the impoundment.  The benefit is fewer homes and public access over most of the pond.
            Ware River Rail Trail runs north-south along the western shore of the pond.  This trail is owned by the DCR and is open to the public.
Skill Level:  Class 1 - Flat water
Estimated Time:    1.5 hour
Distance around lake:  3.6 miles

Nearest Address:  
{cke_protected}{C}%3C!%2D%2DStartFragment%2D%2D%3E98 Grove Street, Hubbardston, MA 01452{cke_protected}{C}%3C!%2D%2DEndFragment%2D%2D%3E
Position:  42-28.69 N 72-04.68 W
USGS Map: Barre, MA
Follow Grove Street to the end where you can launch just before the dam.
​NOTE: Google Earth indicates a boat ramp.  There is no boat ramp.

Physical Features:
  • Area:                56.8 acres
  • Max depth:          feet
  • Average Depth:   feet
  • Transparency:     feet
  • Terrain Type:  Homes, Woods, Wetland, Ware River Rail-Trail, State Forest
Fish Population
  • Last survey Unknown
  •   Species : Unknown

Put-In/Take-Out Directions ( 6.8 miles, 11 minutes):
From Exit 20 of Route 2 - Templeton/Baldwinville

  1. At the end of the ramp turn south on Baldwinville Road.
  2. At mile 1.0, in the center of Templeton, turn right onto Route 101 South just past the First Church of Templeton.
  3. At mile 1.4, turn left onto Barre Road toward Williamsville.
  4. ​At mile 6.4, Williamsville Pond will be on your right, the road becomes  Burnshirt Road.
  5. At mile 6.6, turn right onto Grove Street.
  6. Follow Grove Street to the end to the dam and launch ramp.
Mission E4

       On the eastern shore of Williamsville Pond is headquarters for a missionary group. Here is a brief quote from the website:

        Thank you so much for taking the time to learn about Mission E4. My wife, Tanya, and I began the organization in February 2005 after returning from three-and-a-half years of full-time service in the country of Haiti. In our capacity as full-time missionaries in Haiti, we were responsible for the oversight of 19 elementary schools, a high school, 18 churches, and a medical clinic. We had the privilege of leading about 70 short-term mission teams during our stay in Haiti and another 30 teams from 2005 to 2011. In total, we have led over 3000 individuals on overseas trips.
Mission E4
Spillway for the Dam.
Looking North from the Dam.