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      About Watershops Pond
      Located in Hampden County, Massachusetts

      Watershops Pond, also known as Lake Massasoit, is a 180-acre great pond located in Hampden County, in the town of Springfield, Massachusetts.

      The closest location for urgent care is the Mercy Medical Center, three miles northeast of the pond. The Bradley International Airport is 21 miles south in Windsor Locks, Connecticut.

      Grab a bite to eat at nearby restaurants like D and G Jamaican Cuisine, Wings Over Springfield, Mezzaluna Pizzeria, and Hot Table.

      Fun on the Water

      Watershops Pond has been drained to make much-needed repairs to the dam. It is expected to make a comeback soon so residents can continue to enjoy the water!

      Watershops is a fantastic location for those that love low-speed water recreation. Activities like rowing, kayaking, and canoeing are popular here.

      Many historical sights are available to those on the water, like an old stone bridge or a building that is a part of the Springfield Armory.

      Fishing is another popular activity here, with the most common species being largemouth bass, rainbow trout, and common carp.

      What's Nearby?

      One popular attraction is the Ludlow Reservoir, where visitors can hike the trails and relax in nature. There are approximately three and a half miles of hiking trails featuring gorgeous year-round views of the lake.

      Visitors are not allowed to use the water in any way because it supplies local drinking water.

      Those who love golfing will be delighted to know a private golf course is only two miles away! The Ludlow Country Club is a beautiful destination to spend time on the green.

      Explore Springfield, Massachusetts

      If you're looking to step out into a historic city, Springfield is only minutes away!

      The Zoo in Forest Park is a not-for-profit zoo that houses over 200 native and exotic animals. It features a diverse array of mammals, birds, reptiles, invertebrates, and amphibians.

      While at the zoo, check out the beautiful 700-acre park it's nestled in. Designed by the father of modern landscape architecture, Frederick Law Olmstead, many consider Forest Park the jewel of Springfield.

      Visitors will enjoy courts and fields for sports like baseball, basketball, tennis, bocce, and soccer. The many trails, roads, and paths surrounding the park are a beautiful setting for a walk or run.

      For the sports fan in the family, visit the Basketball Hall of Fame. This modern building plays host to exhibits documenting the history and evolution of the game.

      If you're a history or weapons buff, check out the Springfield Armory, the U.S. Armed Forces primary weapons manufacturer from the Revolutionary War to 1968.

      After a long day of exploring, try one of the many eateries in Springfield like Red Rose Pizzeria, Student Prince Cafe, Fort Restaurant, and Theodore’s Blues, Booze, and BBQ.

      Relaxing and Calm

      Those looking for a place to relax will love living on Watershops Pond.