Directions: From Westbrook, Take River Road towards Windham. Cross over Rt. 202, staying on River Road. Come to the 'rotary' at the intersection of Windham Center Road, and take third exit to go onto Windham Center Road, passing St. Anne's Church. Stay on Windham Center Rd. for about 0.5 miles then turn right onto Middle Jam Road. About 0.1 miles on the right is the launch I used.
Boat Launch: This was a narrow open spot along the shore. Grassy knoll down to the water. The bottom of the pond was sandy but covered with some decaying leafs, so a bit mucky, but not bad!
(*Note: I did not see signs for this being a public launch, but also didn't see any 'no parking' signs... )
Parking: Very little. It looks more like a pull off spot or turn around spot than a parking area. I think this area is designed for access to the power line tower you can see behind my truck. Again, I didn't see any no parking signs here, so I parked... it appeared others had done the same. MAYBE two or three vehicles could park here strategically, but if more than one vehicle people won't be able to leave because a second or third vehicle would block the spot.
Wildlife: Loons, ducks, turtles, active fish jumping today near the falls...
I was SO incredibly excited to get on the water today. AND so excited to have a NEW place to share with you! (I apologize if there are too many photos...what can I say? I was excited! The weather forecast had predicted today as a rainy day. As a result I had planned on staying close to home, to do chores. As the day wore on I started getting a little antsy and thought about paddling. I looked at the sky and there were some white clouds in the gray sky, but it wasn't raining, so... I decided to go for it. I reached out to a friend of mine and was very happy she was up for a spontaneous trip. I heard about North Gorham Pond from a co-worker whose family, at some point, had a camp here. I thought today would be a great day to check it out. I had driven by here a couple weeks ago, trying to see where to park. I had read on some fishing website that there was access to the lake up by the power house. We drove up there and I gotta tell ya, I would NOT launch from up there. Walking down to the waters edge involves a steep bank. I would not recommend it.
At the southern end of the pond, along Windham Center Road, there is another power house/small, and a dam. . There is a tiny parking area and I have read that people launch from there, but it looked like it would involve needing to carry my boat a ways, so... even though I was ready to do that, as we drove back towards that area, we spotted this little pull off area and decided that would be best! It worked great.