First, look at the entire mill pond. Notice:
In the next picture, the green-roofed building in the center is Allen's Clam and Lobster House. Across the parking lot, on Hills Point road, is the red "barn" building.
The Town's public access is where the road passes by the shore in
the upper left of the photo. That's all marshland, not suitable for
construction. Currently, the access way is a narrow footpath through tall
Up close, the Mill Pond is a peaceful place. Here's part of the
panaroma from the parking lot at Allen's Clam and Lobster House.
The patrons inside Allen's share the view, in considerably more
elegant surroundings than this view of the building suggests.
A few ducks come over to remind the visitor that the Mill Pond is home to much wildlife.
Looking at the fast-moving water here shows why the Town does not
intend to encourage boating on the pond. Another reason becomes
apparent after all this water flows out: The Pond then is said to be so
shallow that a canoe could be stranded.
You can get there from here... North of Allen's Clam House, along
Hills Point Road, we peek through the tall grass at the roadside
public access already owned by the Town.
But you can't park? Only a muddy shoulder is available for
parking. Despite this, a resident states that cars park along here in
the summertime now for access to nearby beaches.
That concludes our tour. Thanks for coming!