Beaver Pond Recreation Area, Franklin, MA

 Beaver Pond serves as Franklin, MA’s town public beach and swimming hole.  It also has a nice playground. 

beaver-pond-beach

There’s a level walking trail along the east shore of the pond which affords pretty water views.

walk-around-pond

There have been reports of good fishing at Beaver Pond (largemouth bass in particular) but I have not personally confirmed this.  There is a boat launch to the west of the parking lot.

The Chilson Memorial Beach at Beaver Pond is typically open July  to Labor Day.  A swimming dock is anchored in deeper water for use by swimmers.
Lifeguards are on duty during summer months.

ice-fish

During winter, you can see ice skaters and ice fishermen on the pond.