Cranberry Meadow Pond is a 74 acre body of water in southern Spencer, Massachusetts. The pond is very popular among locals, as they are welcome to drive motorized boats as well as sailboats, canoes, and kayaks. The pond is also home to a variety of fish include bass, pickerel, perch, and more. There are also no swimming restrictions at this pond.
There are many homes near Cranberry Meadow Pond, most of which are located in the large neighborhood off of Briarcliff Lane and Cranberry Meadow Road. The houses near the pond vary in size and style. You can find 1-3 bedroom cottages, 2-3 bedroom ranches, as well as larger split-entry and Colonial homes with four or more bedrooms. Most of these homes have multiple bathrooms and a private dock on the pond.
Spencer State Forest, the largest woodland area in Spencer, is about a mile north of Cranberry Meadow Pond. There are many scenic nature trails at this forest that are perfect for mountain biking, observing nature, or taking a hike. More fishing hot spots can be found nearby at Quaboag Pond, Brooks Pond, and Cedar Meadow Pond. Those who enjoy golf can head to one of the three golf courses nearby: Strawberry Hills Golf Course, Leicester Country Club, and Hillcrest Country Club.
The homes at Cranberry Meadow Pond are within a mile of Route 31, which travels north into the center of Spencer and south to the Mass Pike. The center of town is where you’ll find the Spencer Historical District as well as the local grocery store, pharmacy, and many stores and restaurants. The Mass Pike gives drivers traveling east direct access to the city of Boston and drivers traveling west direct access to New York state.
Cranberry Meadow Pond is even closer to the many shops, restaurants, and theaters in Worcester, which is about ten miles east of Spencer. Locals can find more than hundred stores at the shopping centers in Auburn, which is about five miles south of Worcester.