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Great place to kayak or paddleboard!

This lovely lake is shallow, does not allow powerboats, so kayaking and paddle boarding is great... read more

Reviewed August 23, 2018
Amesbury, Massachusetts
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This was my first trip here. A great spot for a little fresh water beach time, especially for... read more

Reviewed August 8, 2018
Paul M
West Newbury
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Reviewed August 23, 2018 via mobile

This lovely lake is shallow, does not allow powerboats, so kayaking and paddle boarding is great because the water is not chopped up by the boats. The lake has a protected cove which is great for paddle practice. The lake also has a small sandy...More

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Reviewed August 8, 2018 via mobile

This was my first trip here. A great spot for a little fresh water beach time, especially for families with small children. But we were here to Kayak, and it is a good spot for leisurely lake kayaking, and up the powwow river. No admission/parking...More

1  Thank Paul M
Reviewed December 22, 2017

what more can I add. This is a lake, not well known that it's there. You can have shade, (if you stake your claim early enough) Lifeguards are vigilant, the water warm and generally clean.

3  Thank AprilBaby41
Reviewed October 2, 2017

Great beach - plenty of public parking - canoe and paddle board rentals available. Close to downtown center.

1  Thank pator
Reviewed September 6, 2017 via mobile

Great place to cool off, mellow out with the grandkids. Good for a couple of hours of diversion: nice beach, flowing waters, scenic view.

Thank Sensei-01913
Reviewed June 28, 2017

Looking for a warm lake where we could take a quick swim in the hot weather (the ocean being still too cold), we found Gardner on a local map. it was a quick drive, had well-arranged parking and a lovely sandy beach where children and...More

Thank Marion T
Reviewed May 3, 2017

Lake Gardner is a clear water lake with free parking. On weekends, you can rent kayaks (single or double seated) and canoes. There are lifeguards on duty, plus a public bathroom. AND, the Ice Cream truck stops by every so often to allow you to...More

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Reviewed April 24, 2017

Went here for a hike and was very surprised. They Had a dam and three trails Stage Coach Trail, A trail on the beach to the others also, Bachelder Park at the top of a small mountain. Beautiful views too.

Thank Dibird50
Reviewed September 13, 2016

Local public beach, nice to have here in town for sure and staffed with life guards. Nice for children so you do not have to worry about tides and waves etc. Local enough that you do not have to pack up for a long day...More

Thank hihosmom
Reviewed August 12, 2016

I grew up going to lake gardner and we now live 1 street away from the lake and now our kids go there. Now that they are teenagers, they walk with friends. On weekends Lake Gardner offers kayaking and paddle board rentals, 2 hour minimum...More

Thank Gioia C
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Rebecca B
July 18, 2017|
Response from Schatziboppes256 | Reviewed this property |
I believe that if you go to the right at the beach, where the kayaks and canoes are launched, your dog can swim. What I'd recommend, however, is that you follow the path around the lake to the left where you'll find a number... More
July 17, 2017|
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Response from Paul M |
Rental station is run by Plum Island Kayak from Newburyport Give then a call