27 N Shore Rd, Holbrook, MA 02343, USA
Owned By: Town of Holbrook
A 31-acre pond with about 0.1 mile of grassy shoreline, along with some woods. A pleasant spot for fishing, paddling, and enjoying nature. Suitable for launching non-motorized boats such as canoes and kayaks. Swimming is not permitted.
The town of Holbrook was named for its benefactor, Elisha N. Holbrook, who provided funds for the town hall and library. The lake is named after him as well.
This land is within the region of the Massachuseuk (or Massachusett) Native American tribe.
A short, pleasant trail extends along the shore of the pond, through a light woodland, for about 0.1 mile. It is grassy in some places, mossy in others, and in some spots thick with roots. Along the way, you’ll find an occasional bench with a beautiful view.
Habitats and Wildlife
There is a small grassy area at the edge of the pond, and some light woodlands, with pine, oak, birch, maple and lots of moss. There is a dam at the northeast end of the lake.
Trout Brook flows through Lake Holbrook and onward to Sylvan Lake. After joining with Mary Lee Brook, Glovers Brook, and Tumbling Brook, it flows into the Cochato River on the Holbrook/Braintree line.
The Cochato River rises in Avon and serves as the boundary between Randolph and Braintree. Within the Braintree Municipal Golf Course, it merges with the Farm River for form the Monatiquot River.
The Monatiquot River flows northeast for 4.9 miles before merging with Smelt Brook to form the Fore River. The Fore River serves as the boundary between the towns of Weymouth and Braintree. It flows for about 3 miles, into Quincy, where it meets Town River, and then flows for another 2 miles into Hingham Bay. In its final few miles, the Fore River is nearly a mile wide in some places.
Follow the Fore River Watershed Association more information about the Monatiquot and Fore Rivers.
Historic Site: No
Boat Launch: Yes
Size: 3.2 acres
Hours: Dawn to Dusk
Parking: Limited roadside parking on North Shore Road.
Trail Difficulty: Easy
Benches, picnic tables, trash receptacles; shoreline is suitable for launching non-motorized boats.
Dogs: Dogs must remain on leash. Scoop the poop!
Boat Ramp: No
ADA Access: No
Scenic Views: Yes
Waterbody/Watershed: Trout Brook (Fore River watershed)