Paddle Highland Lake where Windham, Westbrook and Falmouth come together

Once on Lowell Farm Rd, follow the state boat launch signs to a small gravel parking area.  This site is a hand-launch facility at the South end of the lake in a marshy setting.  To the left, there is a stream that leads to the dam at the outlet, about 1 and 1/2 mile round trip.  To the right is the main body of Highland Lake.  Most of the shoreline has cottages and year-round houses, but near the launch there is a much more natural environment.  

I just got some good and important information regarding the directions I gave to the meetup on Highland lake: If you take the left at the Hawkes TV repairman onto Duck Pond Road you will find it's closed because of the bridge being replaced. You can access Duck Pond Road from Prides Corner on Rt 302 just about 2 miles south of the Hawkes TV repairman sign. Just a  couple of hundred feet North of the Subway Sub shop It is called Elmwood Ave, but becomes Duck Pond Rd.  In 2.1 miles, turn right onto Mast Rd. Follow directions from there as previously given. The other end of of Mast Rd intersects Blackstrap Rd in Falmouth.

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  • Bill A.

    Nice enjoyable paddle. Got to meet some wonderful new folks! and see some familiar faces as well. Got a little spread out on the return across the lake, but had a very nice time!!!

    1 · August 8, 2013

  • Laura R

    Wish I'd joined you tonight!!

    August 7, 2013

    • Bill A.

      We wished you did too! Next time?

      August 8, 2013

  • Susan C.

    I didn't read the email with the direction of how to get there. I went to the bridge and the road was closed. Sorry I missed tonight. I hope I can make it next week. See you all soon.

    August 7, 2013

    • Bill A.

      Sorry we missed you Susan, and Yes! we look forward to seeing you next week!!!

      August 8, 2013

  • Linwood F.

    Nice quiet paddle, good launch site but have to watch out for that mud on the sides, will suck your shoes off!

    August 8, 2013

  • Nicky H.

    Well organized and beautiful paddle!

    1 · August 8, 2013

  • Elizabeth W.

    Great time tonight! Thank you!

    1 · August 7, 2013

  • Andrew

    Can't be there tonight I just joined the group. I'll put the yak on the truck for the next meet up and have at it though!

    1 · August 7, 2013

    • Bill A.

      Welcome to the Group, Andrew. Next week we are at Songo Locks Hope to see you there!

      August 7, 2013

  • Kevin T.

    Bill, I'm concerned about the mumber of cars at that small lot, and the difficulty I'll cause with my trailer. I think I'll pass on this paddle, but I hope to be there next week.

    August 7, 2013

    • Bill A.

      Understood. Lots of parking at next week's paddle at the Songo Locks!

      August 7, 2013

  • Kevin T.

    Too many cars in that small lot for my trailer

    August 7, 2013

  • Denise

    Hi Bill, wondering if you would have room to bring kayaks for myself and my two two friends?

    August 6, 2013

    • Bill A.

      I can bring rentals for you and your friends. $20 includes paddle PFD and delivery to the launch site

      August 7, 2013

  • Denise

    Let me know if you don't so I can borrow some..

    August 6, 2013

  • Deborah

    Bill - my friend Molly & I will need kayaks please!

    August 6, 2013

    • Bill A.

      OK, Deb. I'll bring them!

      August 6, 2013

  • Meg

    Can't make this one but I'll see y'all next week :)

    1 · August 6, 2013

    • Bill A.

      OK, See you then, Meg!

      August 6, 2013

  • Elizabeth W.

    Looking forward to this!

    1 · August 4, 2013

  • Bill A.

    I've got rentals reserved for Joanne, Nicky and Kris. Anyone else need a rental? Anyone need help with directions?

    August 2, 2013

    • Joanne M.

      Pardon the typo...an issue with my eye...it's patched right now.

      August 3, 2013

    • Bill A.

      Sorry to hear about your eye, Joanne. We still will have several more outings this month and into the early fall!

      August 4, 2013

  • Kevin T.

    My kayak is on a trailer. Am I going to have trouble finding parking?

    August 3, 2013

    • Bill A.

      There is enough room to park a trailer in the lot as long as there aren't too many cars in there. I'll also be coming in with a trailer.

      August 4, 2013

  • Kevin T.

    How long will the paddle last?

    August 3, 2013

    • Bill A.

      A couple of hours

      August 4, 2013

  • Elizabeth M.

    I will need a rental, too.

    August 4, 2013

    • Bill A.

      You're in the book for a rental. Welcome to the group. We look forward to paddling with you on Wednesday!

      August 4, 2013

  • Bill A.

    I just got some good and important information regarding the directions I gave to the meetup on Highland lake: If you take the left at the Hawkes TV repairman onto Duck Pond Road you will find it's closed because of the bridge being replaced. You can access Duck Pond Road from Prides Corner on Rt 302 just about 2 miles south of the Hawkes TV repairman sign. There is a Subway sub shop on the corner. It is called Elmwood Ave, but becomes Duck Pond Rd. In 2.1 miles, turn right onto Mast Rd. Follow directions from there as previously given. The other end of of Mast Rd intersects Blackstrap Rd in Falmouth.

    August 3, 2013

  • Nicky H.

    I will need to rent equipment. Thanks!

    August 2, 2013

    • Bill A.

      OK, Nicky. We got you in the book!

      August 2, 2013

  • Joanne M.

    Hi, Bill
    I'm planning on the 8/7 event. I would like to rent a kayak from you.
    I can stop at your #302 location tomorrow and pay for it. Thanks. Joanne Mullen

    1 · August 1, 2013

    • Bill A.

      OK, Joan, I'll be there all day - see you then!

      August 1, 2013

  • Maria

    Sorry, but that day I'll be halibut fishing in Homer, Alaska! Hope to catch up with you near end of August or in September.

    1 · July 30, 2013

    • Bill A.

      Have you kayaked in AK yet?

      July 31, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Is there a kayak rental place close by?

    July 31, 2013

    • Bill A.

      I bring rentals to the launch site. $20.00 for Windham Raymond Paddle Club members - includes kayak, paddles and PFD, delivered to the site. Do you need one for the 7th?

      July 31, 2013

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