Primary species sought by anglers in the pond include Largee-mouthed Bass, Chain Pickerel, and Black Crappie, a variety of sunfish species, yellow perch, and hornpout. Northern Pike were released by Fish and Game in the early 90’s, but there are no reliable reports of a viable pike fishery existing today.


An abundance of interesting and peaceful opportunities for kayaking/canoeing exist on the pond, due to the lightly developed character, the public access, the wildlife viewing potential, the fairly light motor boat traffic, and the connected river system upstream. From Powwow, one can navigate under the New Boston Road Bridge and paddle approximately two miles upstream through an undeveloped marsh and cedar swamp lined river corridor where you can enter Country Pond.

Boating and water sports

Many residents and visitors enjoy waterskiing, wakeboarding, tubing and swimming in the Powwow Pond.

Bird watching

The pond is host to a variety of birds for both migratory stops and breeding. The list includes: American Coot, Pied Billed Grebe, Ring-necked Ducks, Common and Hooded Mergansers, Wood Duck, Mallard, Ruddy Duck, Pintail, Bufflehead, Common Goldeneye,  Great Blue Heron, Osprey, Bald Eagle,  Kingbird, Tree Swallow, to name some of the birds  that visitors can enjoy watching. in season.

Winter sports

The Powwow Pond is a great place to ice skate, snow shoe, cross country ski, snowmobile and go ice fishing when the pond is adequately frozen.