Brickyard Pond Boat Ramp
This is a site for launching boats from trailers. Boat ramps can normally be used to launch canoes and kayaks but please do your best to keep the boat ramp clear for boat trailers.
Description & Overview:
Brickyard Pond is an 84 acre pond in Barrington, largely bordered by Veterans Memorial Park. Despite its suburban setting it feels surprisingly wild. An abandoned railroad grade turned into a walking and bike path runs along the north short of the pond. The pond has many coves to poke into and islands to paddle around.
This put-in on the west side of the pond has a paved parking lot and a boat ramp that is simply the natural gravel shoreline of the pond. The use of outboard motors is prohibited by town ordinance. This pond is stocked with trout in the early spring.
This site provides access to the following water bodies in the Coastal Watersheds (East Bay) watershed: Brickyard Pond.
Alternate Site Name: Veterans Memorial Park
Nearest Town Center: Barrington
Driving Landmarks: From Interstate 195 take Exit 7 in East Providence. This will put you on Route 114 south. Go 5.4 miles south, to the first traffic light, where Massasoit Avenue crosses the Barrington River. Turn right (away from the river) onto Federal Road. Go 0.6 miles and turn left onto Middle Highway. Go 1 mile and turn left onto American Legion Way. The road to the boat ramp is 0.2 miles ahead on the left. The ramp is in Veterans Memorial Park behind the American Legion.
Access & Waters:
Water 'Features' At Site: pond
Note: Because one boat launch can access, say, both a lake and a river or both the upstream and downstream portions of a river, not all paddling trips at a given site will necessarily encounter all of the features listed.
Type of Access: Boat ramp
ADA Accessible Boat Launch? no
Parking: parking lot
ADA Accessible Parking Spaces? no
Sources for More Information:
AMC Quiet Water Canoe Guide: 2nd Edition, page 187
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This site report was last updated on February 6, 2009