Quononchontaug Pond is one of Rhode Island’s premier saltwater tidal ponds.
On the western end, you find Weekapaug which means “end of the pond”. Clustered in the community of Weekapaug, you can discover the Weekapaug Inn , the Weekapaug Yacht Club and the simple summer ice cream, sandwich, and breakfast spot known as the Innlet.
Boating east along the pond, you will pass kayakers, paddleboarders, clammers, sailors, and the occasional power boater enjoying this protected body of water.
Weekapaug to Haversham to Shelter Harbor. Onward to Ninigret Cove, then East and West Cove Point, and suddenly you enter the openness of “third Pond”.
In “Third pond”, along the northern edge, you will see Picnic Rock, a popular spot to boat to and swim around. Picnic Rock is near the community of Shady Harbor. Have you ever boated in to the cove at Shady Harbor? It is not a large cove in depth or size, but it is large in beauty and worth paddling in sometime.