Where to Kayak MetroWest Boston part 1

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Real Estate Agent with RE/MAX Executive Realty, Al and Cal Realty Group S-96414

Where to Kayak MetroWest Boston part 1

Looking for places to kayak in MetroWest?    This is part of a hopefully never ending series, so check back often!

I recently wrote a post about a home I sold at 12 Norcross Road in Hopkinton MA.   The previous owner was an avid Kayaker like myself and when I met her she shared with me her experiences.   I learned that she purchased the home in part because of the access to the beautiful lake Whitehall where she could access the lake through the neighborhood.  

Not having that luxury, I had to check out the public launch site for my self and try it out.    The day of my investigation, I got to the lake and there were some plein air painters set up so it even peeked my interst even more.    Meaning that there is more to do at Lake Whitehall than Kayak, although, that was my main focus for the day.

 Saturday morning early, my kayaking bud and sister (Kayakers' Chronicles) packed up the Mariner and headed out for Whitehall State Park in Hopkinton.    It was early when we arrived.  The parking lot already had a bunch of pick up trucks with trailers attached.   I thought, oh great, this is going to be a bust.   As much as I love seeing and talking with people, the reason I love kayaking so much is to take in the peace and quiet and to enjoy the wildlife, birds and scenery.   

The access we used was right off route 135 (Wood St).   There  is a ramp and it was simple getting in and out.   Parking is free.

What a surprise it was out on the lake.    It was so large (600 acres)  and with many twists and turns, we didn't really bump into all those boats that we thought would be in there.   We traveled the length and investigated the many little coves and islands.    Lake Whitehall was once a water source for the area.  There are really no homes that can be seen from it.    It is a pristine with nothing to break the scenery.   There is a walking trail that goes around the entire place too.    

We saw ducks, a heron low in flight, varieties of plants and a few friendly fisherman.     It was a bit windy and the lake is wide so it provided a decent work out.    


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 Stay tuned for part 2 of our kayaking adventure throughout Metro West of Boston!

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Carol-Ann Palmieri, a full time Real Estate professional in Massachusetts for the past 24 years along with Al Mussi have helped hundreds of families find, sell or purchase new places to live.

A former US Marine, she grew up in Walpole, MA...  is committed to the serving the community through various volunteer opportunities.   She attended MA Bay Community and Suffolk University and is committed to constantly updating her Real Estate education. 

Licensed in MA and RI...

Al and Cal's primary areas of service Franklin, Bellingham, Medway, Millis, Medfield, Norfolk, Wrentham, Plainville, Blackstone, Walpole, Milford, Holliston, Hopkinton, Mansfield, and Foxboro, North Attleboro, Hopedale, Mendon, Millville but have resourses to help anyone, anywhere....

Her mission....  To exceed your expectations!


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Rainmaker
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Dorie Dillard CRS GRI ABR
Coldwell Banker United Realtors® ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
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Good morning Carol,

This is definitely going to be a great series! Thanks for the wonderful video..loved all the lilies and wonder too if the fish were biting for the fishermen! Thanks for the share..looks like kayaking in West Boston is quite lovely!

Jul 02, 2012 09:01 PM #1
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Marco Giancola
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Hey there Cal-nice to see you got out kayaking! I plan to do the same this upcoming weekend-have fun!

Jul 02, 2012 09:08 PM #2
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Barbara Todaro
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Good morning, Carol Ann.... what a great hyperlocal post..... loved the video....

Jul 02, 2012 09:09 PM #3
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Carol-Ann Palmieri
RE/MAX Executive Realty, Al and Cal Realty Group - Franklin, MA
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Hi Dorie.  Thank you.   It is really beautiful.   Out there early.  Nothing like it!

 

Hi Marco.   I assume you will be out there on the ocean.   Fun!   I might try that tomorrow too!

 

Hi Barbara.   Thank you.    Had a hard time holding on to that camera once it got windy or I would have had some better shots.   :)  

Jul 02, 2012 09:33 PM #4
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Al Raymondi
Ocean View Realty Group in Ormond By The Sea Florida - Ormond Beach, FL
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Terrific post Cal, get out there early before the heat of the day sets in.

Jul 02, 2012 09:43 PM #5
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Anita Clark
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Carol Ann...Like Dorie, I am looking forward to the rest of this series.  A wonderful start and the video was great!

Jul 02, 2012 09:52 PM #6
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Leesa Finley
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Kayaking is such a wonderful activity for ALL ages and a great way to relax, unwind and reflect.  I absolutely LOVE your video for Lake Whitehall - looks like an amazing location and you had a wonderful day!

Jul 02, 2012 10:37 PM #7
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Carol-Ann Palmieri
RE/MAX Executive Realty, Al and Cal Realty Group - Franklin, MA
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Hi Al.  You had better believe it!    Had to apply the sun screen more than once and loving it!   Happy 4th to you and your family.  

Jul 02, 2012 11:55 PM #8
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Carol-Ann Palmieri
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Hi Anita.  Thank you!   I am just figuring out the video thing. 

Jul 02, 2012 11:56 PM #9
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Hi Leesa.  Thank you.  I notice more and more people are beginning to appreciate all the fun and peace it can bring.   Thanks for reading.

Jul 02, 2012 11:57 PM #10
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Christine Smith
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My brother loves to kayak. I will have to let him know about this spot!
Jul 03, 2012 02:02 AM #11
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Bob Crane
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Thanks for the reminder, Carol Ann.  I need to take a few mornings off this summer and take my canoe down to the river to enjoy the solitude.

Jul 05, 2012 07:43 AM #12
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Carol-Ann Palmieri
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Hi Christine.    You should get out there with him!

Jul 09, 2012 01:47 AM #13
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Carol-Ann Palmieri
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Hi Bob.   Beats a cup of coffee any day!   

Jul 09, 2012 01:47 AM #14
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Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD
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What a great way to work out and start the day. The lily pads and shots of the lake are beautiful - and you once again make me want to kayak soon. This is a great idea for a series and a good excuse to get outside and paddle. :)

Jul 09, 2012 11:02 PM #15
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Christine O'Shea
Christine E O'Shea Broker-Associate - Naples, FL

Carol Ann, Great video.  I have not been kayaking, but plan to try it in the very near future!  Thanks for sharing.

Jul 15, 2012 02:32 AM #16
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