GPS coordinates are: N 42 07.906 W 71 21.801
Suitable for all level of experience. The river is narrow and more suitable for boats 15 feet and shorter.
The Charles River affords canoeing, kayaking and fishing opportunities in Franklin, MA, especially where the river moves past picturesque Populatic Pond, a recreational body of water open to non-motorized boating.
The pond connects to the Charles River and straddles the border between the three adjacent Towns of Franklin, MA, Medway, MA and Norfolk, MA. You can paddle down the Charles River onto Populatic Pond or continue on the Charles as it moves downstream through the towns of Medfield and Millis and beyond
Rt.495 North to exit 16 King St/Franklin. RIGHT onto King St. towards
Franklin/Medway Go approx. 1.3 miles to a set of lights. Go straight thru and the road now becomes Chestnut St. Follow for approx. 2.9 miles and take a left onto Myrtle St. Go approx 1.4 miles and take left onto River Rd. Parking on side of road.
Those taking 495 south, same exit # but take a LEFT onto King st.
Many twists and turns. Long boats not recommended.