Lake Street/Old Reservoir
104 Lake Street, Acushnet
Sunrise to sunset, year round
Known simply as “Lake Street” by locals, the New Bedford Reservoir in Acushnet is a haven for paddling, fishing, and wildlife watching. With access to a network of four freshwater ponds that form the peaceful headwaters of the Acushnet River, this town-owned property offers an escape from the city where you can explore, relax, and enjoy nature.
The free, gravel parking area on Lake Street is located at the scenic nexus of four ponds, allowing anglers and paddlers easy access to these flat, quiet waters. Cast a line from the shore, or launch a small boat, kayak, or canoe from one of several access spots. Paddling is best in spring, before lily pads and aquatic plants fill the water’s surface. Freshwater anglers catch species including sunfish, perch, pickerel, and largemouth bass.
The Buzzards Bay Coalition website provides additional details. http://www.savebuzzardsbay.org/places-to-go/new-bedford-reservoir/