Summer at the Lake
by Bill Tobin 6/21/12
Summer is here. The solstice has arrived, and school is out...
Our own beautful lake is ready to welcome swimmers, boaters, sun bathers and picnickers. The season is short. Enjoy it all.
Summer is here at last, and it will be fleeting by, so enjoy it now. We are fortunate to have beautiful Lake Winthrop at our beck and call, right here in Holliston.
Swimming is available at both Stoddard Park and Pleasure Point, with lifeguards on duty at Stoddard Monday thru Friday from 9:00AM 'til 5:00 PM. There are no lifeguards at Pleasure Point due to budget constraints.
Dad can light up the charcoal grill and barbeque a great dinner while the family swims or plays volley ball, or...
...the kids can enjoy the swings, slides and jungle gym at Stoddard.
All this is available to Holliston residents after they purchase a beach sticker. The fee for residents is $50 for the first car, and $15 for the second car. A senior citizen can purchase a parking pass for $10. A day pass is $10 for residents.
A non-resident may buy a pass for $100, or a day pass for $20. A non-resident can not enter the park on July 4th. A vehicle with nine or more passengers can enter the park for $2 a person. These passes may be purchased at the Recreation Department on Linden Street, or at Town Hall Treasurer's office. Go to the town website http://townofholliston.us/ for other payment options.
Swimming is great at Pleasure Point, and there is a well-equipped playground too.
Picnic tables and grills are also available at Pleasure Point on Arch Street.
Kayaking, canoeing and row boating are great past times on the lake, but no gas-fired engines are allowed.
Of course there are a few no-noes too (see above).
The lake is beautiful and fun. Enjoy and be assured it is safe as it is frequently and routinely tested by the Board of Health.
The Fourth of July is just around the corner. Watch for announcements of special activities to celebrate the Fourth at the Lake for Holliston residents.
Summer is now. Get out and enjoy our own Lake Winthrop.