The Land Bank purchased this property in 2015 with the goal of improving public access to Long Pond, one of the great ponds of Massachusetts. Long Pond Landing is an ADA accessible park, walkway, and pier in Madaket. The 140-foot wooden pier extends over the pond and facilitates public pond access for boating, birdwatching, and other recreational activities. From the gravel parking lot with a dedicated accessible parking space, visitors can walk along an ADA compliant path leading down to the dock, passing a set of benches along the way.
The wetland vegetation bordering the pond contains thickets of shrubs and cattails, providing ideal habitat for songbirds. Also, on either side of the pier is an osprey pole and a barn owl box, so don’t forget to bring your binoculars!
48 South Cambridge Street
From Town, drive west on Madaket Road, turn left onto South Cambridge Street. Drive south for 0.3 miles, and the parking area is on the left.
Land Bank trails are marked by the post shown here.