Long Pond Harwich

Long Pond Harwich

Long Pond in Harwich, MA, claims the distinction of being the Cape's largest lake as well as inland body of water.  A former landing area and base for seaplanes, the freshwater pond is ideal for swimming as well as a favorite of kayakers and boating enthusiasts because of its size and depth.   The pond even boasts a boat ramp for easier launches as well as two beaches:  Wixon Memorial Beach on the east end and Fernandes Bog located off Cahoon's Drive.  Both beaches provide a quiet, safe setting for families and small children to splash in the clear waters and enjoy a variety of other water activities.  Parking is surprisingly easy with either a resident sticker or daily fee.
 
The pond's 6.4 miles of shoreline is only moderately developed with a mix of year-round homes as well as seasonal cottages and beach houses.  Long Pond is conveniently located southwest of Route 137 and east of the Seymour and Hinckley's Ponds on Long Pond Road.

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Long Pond: Cape Cod’s Largest Pond

If you’re searching for a truly unique destination, consider taking a trip out to Long Pond.  Known as Cape Cod’s largest pond, Long Pond is located on the Lower Cape at the border of Brewster and Harwich and stretches more than 700 acres.  This freshwater kettle pond offers crystal clear water and a sandy bottom.  The deepest part of Long Pond is 66 feet, with an average water depth of around 23 feet.Swimming is extremely popular in the area, with a lifeguard stationed at Long Pond betwee... Read More

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