Flows into Buzzards Bay
Love Albrecht Howard, President
The Six Ponds Improvement Association has worked since its inception in 1952 to advance and preserve the quality of life in the Six Ponds area of Plymouth.
The six ponds are Bloody, Gallows, Halfway, Little Long, Long, and Round Ponds. In close proximity to one other, the ponds are physiographically different: Halfway Pond gives rise to the Agawam River, which flows into Buzzards Bay, with Long Pond and Little Long Pond also in the watershed. Bloody Pond is in the Herring Ponds watershed, flowing into the Cape Cod Canal and thence to both Cape Cod and Buzzards Bay. Round and Gallows Pond are true coastal plain ponds,with no surface inlets or outlets.
The Six Ponds area includes many acres of protected open space and is home to the Wildlands Trust, southeastern Massachusetts’ premier nonprofit land protection organization. The Association strives to preserve the fragile pine barrens environment, protect the water quality of the ponds, and maintain the rural quality of the neighborhood.