Lake Massapoag – Sharon, MA
Ahhh yes the Sharon Lake. A natural, springfed lake complete with two sandy beaches on each side and a boat ramp. Whether its boating, swimming or fishing – you can’t beat the beauty this lake provides, right in the heart of this small town. In season, the resident only side of the beach comes complete with bathrooms, lifeguards and a snack bar serving both food and ice cream. There is also a large field and bandstand by the lake where you can frequently attend an event (July 4th fireworks is quite popular) or see a live concert weekly. Back in the day, this lake was somewhat of a resort destination for the city folk from Boston.
You must buy a resident pass to park or use the resident side of the beach during the summer season. Non residents can also buy either a day pass or a summer pass to visit the other side of the lake by the Sharon Community Center. This beach is a bit smaller and doesn’t have the same amenities.
My kids wait all year until the weather finally warms up and beach season begins. As a stay at home mom, I know that I can spend my summer days at the lake and always find a friend for my kids and myself. We often pack a picnic lunch and spend the entire day there. The kids also love watching the sailboats sail by.
Few things to note:
- water is rocky so you many people wear water shoes
- it’s a piece of nature so don’t be surprised to find snails, fish, seaweed, etc
- A boat pass is needed to access the boat ramp
- The left side of the resident beach is nicer than the part by the docks on the right
- Beach hours are 10am – 6pm – no pass is needed before or after hours (ie for the concerts or before/after official season)
- Only Coast Guard approved life jackets/floating devices are allowed
How to get there:
Resident Only Beach:
Non- Resident Beach:
219 Massapoag Ave