I will probably be launching from in front of my house because I expect to have a house guest and can't haul 2 kayaks over to the town landing. Will verify before the paddle.
We paddled Follins Pond on June 1 and timed it just right to get through the pictured culvert into Mill Pond...and back. Follins Pond is lined with houses. Mill Pond is beautiful...almost no houses.
To get through the culvert, there has to be no flow against you..to allow you to move your boat with your hands on the ceiling and sides of the culvert. So, the timing for our going in BOTH directions through the culvert is critical. I'm choosing a day when we can launch from the Follins Pond Rd IN DENNIS, OFF MAYFAIR RD., and do a longer paddle on Follins Pond than we did in June.
There is a public launch at the end of Follins Bay Rd, into Follins Pond in Dennis, off Mayfair Rd, that we used once for this paddle last year. There is ample parking, no sticker required and a very close, easy launch. This used to be called Follins Pond Rd, but the street sign now says Follins Bay Rd.
In a GPS or mapping program, be careful to enter FOLLINS POND RD, DENNIS.
DIRECTIONS TO THE DENNIS LOCATION: From Rt 6, coming from the west, take Ex 8. Go south on Station Ave a few hundred feet to the stop light. Go left onto Whites Path; drive 1.5mile. Take left at the stop sign onto N.Main which becomes N.Dennis Rd and go 1.8 mile to the first stop sign at a wide open intersection. Go right onto Setucket, pass 4 streets on the right and then take the fork to the right to get on Mayfair Rd. After the fork, Follins Pond Rd. is the 14th street on your right and is just under 1 mile from the fork.
Coming from the east on Rt 6, it would be shorter to get off at Exit 9, Rt. 134.