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Wed, Aug 27 - Paddle the Punkhorn Ponds, Brewster

There are three interconnected ponds, which form the headwaters of the Stony Brook/ Paines Creek watershed. The Town of Brewster owns much of the surrounding area, which preserves the pristine lake shorelines. Lots of birds and most of Cape Cod's native trees and shrubs are found here. We'll paddle all 3 ponds; two are huge with very few houses. The launch is really easy and parking is plentiful.

It is difficult to find a location on the Cape that combines parking for a group, with no sticker required, and a beautiful area to paddle, while not seeing many houses. This location is perfect. We can get out of our boats at the Grist Mill, pictured above, to take a break and there is a porta potty there.

The pix below shows the shallow connector between two of the ponds. If there has been some rain, we will make it through. The vegetation protrudes into 'your space', making it quite narrow. There is some poison ivy.

DIRECTIONS: Heading west on 6A in Brewster, pass Tubman on your left, then take a left fork OFF 6A onto Stoney Brook. Pass Paines Creek Rd, then take left onto Run Hill. Drive past the last road on your left which is Red Maple Rd. and see parking lot on the left.

Heading east on 6A, take right on Stoney Brook Rd. Pass Setucket/Satucket that comes in on your right.. take the next right onto Run Hill Rd. Drive to parking lot on left.

The parking lot on the left, with split rail fencing around it, is just past the last house on the road.  DRIVE PAST THE PARKING LOT a very short distance to find the kayak launch on the right. If there are no / few cars near the launch, you can drive down, turn around & unload....or back down this narrow road to the launch. There is a shed and rental kayaks there. Unload your kayak and park your car in the parking lot you passed on the way in. 

 Be in the water and ready to paddle at 10:00.

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  • Joyce
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