Thompson Pond is a freshwater pond that covers over one hundred acres of northern Spencer, Massachusetts. The pond is bisected by Thompson Pond Road, which runs horizontally through the bottom third of the pond. Locals are welcome to swim, kayak, canoe, and drive motorized boats on the water. Visitors of the pond have the opportunity to fish for a variety of species including including bass, perch, bluegill, bullhead, and more.
Most of the homes near Thompson Pond are located on Lakeshore Drive, an enclosed circle north of Thompson Pond Road, or Oak Lane and Shore Drive, two cul-de-sacs south of Thompson Pond Road. Houses in these neighborhoods consist mostly of cozy, 2-3 bedroom Capes, cottages, contemporaries, and bungalows. Almost of these homes have 1-3 bathrooms and either direct access to the pond or are within walking distance of its coast. There are also small lots of land available in the area of approximately one acre in size.
The homes near Thompson Pond are conveniently located within a mile of Route 31, which travels directly into the center of Spencer, where you’ll find many excellent local businesses and restaurants as well as the town’s public service buildings. Route 31 also travels a bit further south down to the Mass Pike, which gives drivers a direct route east to Boston and west to New York. Locals can also take either Route 9 or Route 122 into the city of Worcester, the state’s second largest city.
Thompson Pond is within a couple miles of one state park and one state forest. Just north of the pond is the 700+ acre Moore State Park, which features miles of nature trails, grassy areas to picnic or enjoy the landscape, and the Eames Pond. To the west is Oakham State Forest, a large woodland area with many more hiking, walking, and biking trails.