Twenty-four acres in size and up to 42 feet in depth, Houghtons Pond is a spring-fed kettle hole pond formed by receding glaciers approximately 10,000 years ago. The Massachuseck Indians fished the pond and hunted the surrounding lands. From the colonial period through the late 1800's, several generations of the Houghton family farmed the area.It sits in the shadows of the Blue hills.
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1st of the year with my good luck charm My First bass of the year. Not a bad spot to mess around at while the kids play. Haven't had a chance to fish too seriously here. Only a few small bass and sunfish. Heard there's nice trout but I've never been trout fishing and not sure what to use. Added by: adamsj80