Balsom Pond/ Grasse River

Balsom Pond

Balsom Pond

© Spencer Morrissey

Balsam Pond

Balsam Pond

© Spencer Morrissey

© Spencer Morrissey

Balsom Pond

Balsom Pond

© Spencer Morrissey

Balsam Map

Balsam Map

Grasse River Access Map

Grasse River Access Map

Balsom Pond

 

The short trail has two destinations. The first portion is a short 0.1 miles to the Shore of Balsam Pond which is a nice bit short paddling destination.

 

The trail continues along the northern shore and eventually comes to the Grasse River  where you can paddle upstream to the Grasse River Flow, as well as mellower portions of the river that lead to Massawepie.  A few miles downstream, the Grasse River contains some of the most spectacular, easily accessible  series of waterfalls referred to as the

 "Waterfalls of the Grasse River "Tooley Pond Rd"  

which are an absolute MUST SEE.

 

 

Trailhead Location:

 

Locate the trailhead roughly 4.75 miles east of Cranberry Lake along Route 3. A small Canoe access sign marks the trail.

 

Trail uses:Hike, Snowshoe, XC Ski, Canoe Access, Fishing Access

 

 

 

 

 

 

Other Grass River Access Locations:

 

Roughly 3.5 miles east of Cranberry Lake along Route 3 there are 2 access points for the Grasse River for fishing. One is located at a major rest area where fishing can be accessed up and down stream. The second access is slightly closer to Cranberry Lake and accessed via a dirt road that is roughly 1-mile long. This accesses the river a bit further downstream for some excellent trout fishing.

 

Trail use:Fishing Access
 

 

 

 

Also see:

 

"Waterfalls of The Grasse River /Tooley Pond Road"