Great Quittacas and Pocksha pond hikes

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  1. Billswfl

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    This is a combination of two hikes to Great Quittacas and Pocksha ponds in Middleborough and Lakeville, Ma. There are numerous trails that run near these two ponds and also nearby Assawompset pond that have some great scenery.

    The first hike was to Great Island in Great Quittacas Pond

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    This was an interesting sight


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    The second hike a week later was to Great Quittacas and Pocksha Ponds. Most of the trails lead to the ponds and are not heavily traveled save for the occasional group of horse riders. Enjoy

    Bill

    Picture of a spring, the white spot in the top third is sand where you could see the movement of the water.

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    This is the other side of the path and shows the flow.

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    I think these are common periwinkle(vinca)

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    Pocksha Pond

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    A bushcraft camp and odd stone enclosure. Maybe some of you southeast MA members might know what it is.

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    Thanks for taking us along! Beautiful photos and nice grist mill stone.
     
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    The round stone is a grindwheel from a gristmill, I have no idea what it is in that picture though.
     
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    My son and I both thought that it was a grind stone, but had no idea what the structure was used for. Might be a table someone built long ago as it was near an old overgrown foundation and these stone steps were a short distance away.

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    Great area, about 10 minutes from my door, I frequent it often.
     
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    I spent a lot of time fishing and hunting in that area and lived on Assawompset in the summer for over 10 years. Still one of the top spots for outdoor activities in Southeast MA.

    Bill
     
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    Great trails for running,,, we are always out there running,,, Betty Neck area is pretty as well ,, it's a town park of sorts.
     
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