Indian Head Pond

(781) 294-4119

Owned By: Town of Hanson

Large pond surrounded by woodlands, ideal for fishing and paddling. Winter activities here include ice skating and ice fishing.


Look for the very small sign for the Marcus L. Urann Fisherman’s Landing, off Route 58 in Hanson, then follow the unpaved road to the pond. There is a small (0.3 acre) town-owned area adjacent to the pond with a ramp for launching canoes, kayaks and very small motor boats. It was established in the 1960s.

Who is Marcus L. Urann? According to the Hanson Open Space & Recreation Plan 2009-2014 . . . In 1912, a large cranberry packing house was built in South Hanson by a Boston lawyer named Marcus L. Urann, who earned a reputation as the “Cranberry King” by selling his popular cranberry sauce in tins. He named his company the Ocean Spray Preserving Company which has expanded into the national corporation it is today. By 1915 there were 21 cranberry growers and 20 poultry farms in the town (of Hanson.)

Trail Description

No trails at the pond itself, but visit the Alton J. Smith Reserve, immediately adjacent, for a network of walking trails around a retired cranberry bog and into the woods.

Habitats and Wildlife

Indian Head Pond is the headwaters for Indian Head Brook. It is also a tributary to Furnace Pond, a public water supply. It is surrounded by woods, residential properties, retired cranberry bogs, and roadways. Some species of fish commonly found in Indian Head Pond include largemouth bass, chain pickerel, sunfish, white perch and yellow perch.

42.052063, -70.851725

Historic Site: No

Park: No

Beach: No

Boat Launch: Yes

Lifeguards: No

Size: 121 acres

Hours: Dawn to Dusk

Parking: Limited on-site parking at the Marcus L. Urann Fisherman's Landing, off Route 58, Hanson.

Cost: Free

Trail Difficulty: Easy


Launch ramp for canoes, kayaks and very small boats.

Dogs: Yes

Boat Ramp: Car-top boats and very small motor boats only.

ADA Access: No

Scenic Views: Yes

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