NORTHAMPTON, Mass. (WWLP) – The state has made a nearly $170,000 investment in improving fishing and boating access in Easthampton.
The most expensive project is a new boat ramp, dock, and parking lot located off of Water Lane that brings sportsmen to the bank of Nashawannuck Pond.
In the shadow of Mount Tom, the pond, with it’s recently constructed boardwalk, is a popular spot for fisherman, boaters, hikers and day-trippers. Nashawannuck Pond is also stocked with trout. Other naturally populating species include largemouth bass and pickerel.
The state Department of Fish and Game built the boat ramp and parking lot for eight vehicles. They also spent $8,000 rebuilding a float system along Route 5 that gives boaters direct access to the Connecticut River.
Statewide, Massachusetts just completed 11 fishing and boating projects that total nearly $2 million in investments.