When the weather gets tough, the tough get inspired!
Welcome to the blogspot for Summer Village at the Pond. My name is Esther and I am the new Social Media Strategist and Copy Writer for Cottage Advisors. I hope that you will join me in musing about the warmer days to come.
Now that I can finally see my yard, instead of an expanse of whiteness, I’m happy to focus on summer and cottaging at such a wonderful destination. Inspired by visions of green grass, flowers, blue skies, sunny days and picnics on the beach – this edition of Easy Times opens with a tribute to thinking summer.
It is easy to daydream of sitting on the dock and splashing one’s feet in the refreshing water on a sunny summer day while looking out at the shores of Long Sought For Pond. The pond is a little-known treasure, a secret beach that is hidden away in the Merrimack Valley, roughly 50 miles away from the Massachusetts coast and only 25 miles from Boston.
One might never guess a perfect beach day could be enjoyed so far from the Atlantic and so close to the city lights, but when looking at the 105 acres of pond, 30 feet deep and surrounded by a canopy of forest, you’ll unexpectedly find a New England retreat and beach spot perfectly located close to home. Here you can spend summer days fishing for fresh trout in a canoe, paddling a kayak across the pond, wading or swimming in the clear water, or building sand castles on the beach.
The rivers, lakes and ponds located across the Merrimack Valley region’s beautiful state parks offer a plethora of opportunities to Think Summer! Go white water rafting on the Concord River, rent kayaks or canoes from Nashoba Paddler in West Groton for an excursion down the Nashua River, or spend the day fishing at one of the Lowell-Dracut-Tyngsboro State Forest ponds.
We invite you to share your summer daydreams with us in our new community forum. Which ponds, lakes or rivers will you visit and what will you be doing in them this spring and summer – when the snow is nothing but a melted memory?