The Pogue at Marsh-Billing-Rockefeller NHP

Pogue view with tree showing early fall
Pogue in early fall

NPS Photo

Quick Facts
Moderate hike just under 1 mile up carriage road
During George Perkins Marsh's time on this land, the Pogue was a spring-fed fen. Frederick Billings dredged and dammed it in the 1880s to provide water for his estate. The Pogue provides a diversity of habitats for wildlife, including fish, turtles, frogs, ducks, herons.

Scenic View/Photo Spot

The Pogue is a man-made, 14-acre pond tucked into the hills of the park's Mount Tom Forest. Naturally a spring-fed boggy area, it was created in the 1880s when an earthen dam was constructed. It is rumored to be bottomless! The origin of its name is still in question.

Please note: There is no swimming, fishing, or wading allowed in the Pogue.

Marsh - Billings - Rockefeller National Historical Park

Last updated: September 30, 2023