Whitlock’s Landing

With flat water, beautiful views, and miles of the Agawam River to explore, Whitlock’s Landing is a great place for beginners and expert paddlers alike to begin your next adventure. This Wareham Land Trust launch on the Agawam Mill Pond is also an excellent spot for all ages to enjoy some scenic freshwater fishing.

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A woman standing by the Agawam Mill Pond at Whitlock's Landing in Wareham.

Take in a quiet view of the Agawam Mill Pond from the launch at Whitlock’s Landing.

If you’re a paddler or a freshwater angler, you’ll want to check out Whitlock’s Landing in Wareham. This waterfront preserve provides access to the Agawam Mill Pond, a calm expanse of the Agawam River. Canoe or kayak around the pine tree-lined shoreline, or cast a line for freshwater species like crappie, bass, sunfish, perch, and pickerel.

Habitats & Wildlife

Stretching from the ponds of Plymouth all the way to Wareham Village, the Agawam River is home to one of the most abundant herring runs on Buzzards Bay. Each spring, tens of thousands of river herring migrate from the Atlantic Ocean to the Agawam. Schools of herring swim up the fish ladder at the dam just south of Whitlock’s Landing to spawn in these fresh waters.

Much of the Mill Pond’s shoreline is surrounded by pine forests. As you travel upstream, these forests transition to the rare pine barrens of Myles Standish State Forest. A wide range of species find a home here, including deer, fox, and turkey.

Property Owned By

Founded in 2001, the mission of the Wareham Land Trust is to conserve Wareham’s open space and natural resources, and to educate the public about the benefits of protecting land.

Details
Size: 0.5 acres
Hours: Dawn to dusk
Parking: Small unpaved parking area
Dogs: Yes (on leash)
Facilities: Canoe/Kayak Launch
Boat Ramp: No
Lifeguards: No
ADA Accessible: No

Please follow all posted rules and regulations at this property.

Address & Contact Information
150 Glen Charlie Rd.
Wareham, MA 02538
41.772303, -70.664316
Wareham Land Trust: (508) 295-0211
Email: info@warehamlandtrust.org

Please follow all posted rules and regulations at this property.

Whitlock’s Landing
Wareham, MA
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