X5X2+VP Halifax, MA, USA
Owned By: Town of Halifax
Sandy beach on the shore of West Monponsett Pond, with grass and open forest. Picnic area and boat launch site. Halifax recycling sticker required for parking.
Originally one lake, West and East Monponsett Ponds are sometimes known as the Twin Lakes or Monponsett Lake. The western portion is 282 acres and the eastern portion is 246 acres, both with an average depth of 7 feet (13 feet maximum). The are connected by a culvert.
In the 1600s, White Island, which extends between the two ponds, was a fishing camp for Wamsutta, the eldest son of Massasoit, the leader of the Wampanoag tribe. Wamsutta was the brother of Chief Metacomet (aka King Philip).
During water shortages, water from West Monponsett Pond is occasionally diverted into Silver Lake, which provides water to the City of Brockton.
Habitats and Wildlife
West Monponsett Pond is part of the Satucket River watershed. Stump Brook is its only natural outlet. It flows southwest to Robbins Pond in Halifax, the source of the Satucket River. The Satucket is a significant headwater tributary to the Taunton River.
There is a sandy beach on the property, as well as a large grassy area and some open pine-oak forest.
Historic Site: No
Boat Launch: Yes
Hours: Dawn to Dusk, Memorial Day to Labor Day
Parking: Ample on site parking. Halifax Recycling sticker is required to park.
Trail Difficulty: Easy
Dogs: Dogs must remain on leash. Scoop the poop and take it with you.
Boat Ramp: No
ADA Access: No
Scenic Views: Yes
Waterbody/Watershed: West Monponsett Pond (Taunton River watershed)