Recently, my wife and I decided to take our kayaks out on Jacobs Pond. What we found there was an unexpected array of wildlife and scenery on par with that of Maine or Canada. We live in Norwell and still were pleasantly surprised by what we saw, experiencing a truly relaxing afternoon right in our own town. Although the entire pond is beautiful, a real gem is found when you explore upstream. Thankfully, we were greeted with sunshine and a beautiful day despite weeks of dismal clouds and rain. Pictured throughout this blog are photos of the wildlife we took ourselves.
Photographed is a Great Blue Heron and some painted turtles enjoying the sunshine. In addition to the Blue Heron and painted turtles, we saw a diverse population of animals such as osprey, cormorants, ducks, and bull frogs.
When it comes to fishing, this area is shallow and a little weedy. However, if you enjoy bass fishing, the pond is plentiful. Besides bass you may find perch, pickerel, and sun fish. Given its great location, Jacob's pond makes for a fun and tranquil afternoon out on the water.
For access, use the Jacobs Lane entrance. At this location you can both park and launch your kayaks/canoes into the pond. Trail heads are located here as well.
To finish off the day, I recommend walking across the boardwalk to the island located in the pond. The boardwalk is right off the Jacobs Lane entrance and is a perfect way to cap off a relaxing kayak/canoe tour of Jacobs Pond.
For additional information about Jacobs Pond, including history and trail details, click here.