Al and Cal Homes and Community: Where to Kayak MetroWest Boston part 1

Where to Kayak MetroWest Boston part 1

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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Comment balloon 16 commentsCarol-Ann Palmieri • July 03 2012 03:51AM

Comments

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!

Posted by Dorie Dillard CRS GRI ABR, Serving Buyers & Sellers in NW Austin Real Estate (Coldwell Banker United Realtors® ~ 512.346.1799) over 6 years ago

Hey there Cal-nice to see you got out kayaking! I plan to do the same this upcoming weekend-have fun!

Posted by Marco Giancola, Realtor (305)608-1922, Miami Beach Florida (Beachfront Realty) over 6 years ago

Good morning, Carol Ann.... what a great hyperlocal post..... loved the video....

Posted by Barbara Todaro, "Franklin MA Homes" (RE/MAX Executive Realty ) over 6 years ago

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.   :)  

Posted by Carol-Ann Palmieri, "Cal" the Real Estate Gal (RE/MAX Executive Realty, Al and Cal Realty Group) over 6 years ago

Terrific post Cal, get out there early before the heat of the day sets in.

Posted by Al Raymondi, Ormond By The Sea Florida - Home and Condo Sales (Ocean View Realty Group in Ormond By The Sea Florida) over 6 years ago

Carol Ann...Like Dorie, I am looking forward to the rest of this series.  A wonderful start and the video was great!

Posted by Anita Clark, Realtor - Homes for Sale in Warner Robins GA (ColdwellBanker SSK Realtors ~ 478.960.8055) over 6 years ago

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!

Posted by Leesa Finley, RED Properties - Raleigh NC Real Estate (RED Properties) over 6 years ago

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.  

Posted by Carol-Ann Palmieri, "Cal" the Real Estate Gal (RE/MAX Executive Realty, Al and Cal Realty Group) over 6 years ago

Hi Anita.  Thank you!   I am just figuring out the video thing. 

Posted by Carol-Ann Palmieri, "Cal" the Real Estate Gal (RE/MAX Executive Realty, Al and Cal Realty Group) over 6 years ago

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.

Posted by Carol-Ann Palmieri, "Cal" the Real Estate Gal (RE/MAX Executive Realty, Al and Cal Realty Group) over 6 years ago
My brother loves to kayak. I will have to let him know about this spot!
Posted by Christine Smith, Exclusive Buyer Agent & Attorney, Canton, MA (Buyers Brokers Only LLC - www.BuyersBrokersOnly.com) over 6 years ago

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.

Posted by Bob Crane, Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671 (Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, Keller Williams fox cities) over 6 years ago

Hi Christine.    You should get out there with him!

Posted by Carol-Ann Palmieri, "Cal" the Real Estate Gal (RE/MAX Executive Realty, Al and Cal Realty Group) over 6 years ago

Hi Bob.   Beats a cup of coffee any day!   

Posted by Carol-Ann Palmieri, "Cal" the Real Estate Gal (RE/MAX Executive Realty, Al and Cal Realty Group) over 6 years ago

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. :)

Posted by Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD, REALTORS® in Clark County, WA (ViewHomes of Clark County - Nature As Neighbors) over 6 years ago

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

Posted by Christine OShea (Christine E O'Shea Real Estate Broker) over 6 years ago

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