This lovely 17-acre pond is situated next a major public road providing a gateway view and recreation to Sutton from the south. The protected property on the west and north sides is owned by the Town of Sutton and the easement is now held by the ASLPT. Though not a large property – only 8.48 acres - it includes 1830 feet of frontage on Russell Pond and 2068 feet of frontage on N.H. Route 114. Folks can be seen on a daily basis enjoying this easy access recreational location – boating, fishing or just stopped to picnic and enjoy the view. There is easy access from the parking area which the Town maintains at the edge of Route 114 and the pond.
The easement property contains a mixture of forestland, wetlands and an open field, which is hayed regularly. The mixture of habitat types brings a wide variety of wildlife to this land, including great blue heron, red winged blackbirds, beaver, deer, Canada geese, painted turtles and an occasional moose. Many folks who travel Route 114 enjoy watching the yearly life cycle of the Canada geese goslings that are often seen at the road edge parking area with their parents.