Mashpee Wakeby (two connected natural kettle-hole ponds), which is the Cape's largest and deepest fresh water body and has nearly six miles of beautiful forested shoreline that often sports wondrous swans and other shore birds.
Put in at the Mashpee Boat Launch: from the Mashpee Rotary take Great Neck Rd north ~3 mi; turn right onto Rt. 130; entry is a few yards on left. There may be a $5 fee for parking. A second entrance at Ryder Conservation Land can be used for extra parking (continue east on Rt 130; left onto South Sandwich Road for ~ 2 miles; entrance is on the left). It also has a nice beach area and sanitary facilities. A total perimeter paddle around the lake will be made (we will find you if you’ve parked at the second lot!). Bring along your lunch, a swimsuit, and a fishing pole if you have a license!