The public has a long history of access to the area and many have related how they spent many enjoyable hours hiking, fishing, exploring, picking berries, etc. at the pond. On occasion a canoe or kayak can be seen on the pond.
This reserve is the third piece of property on the Mousam River this land trust holds in the Jagger Mill District. There are two parts to this reserve: An eight-acre rectangular lot that borders the river and a one-third mile long by 43 feet wide portion of the rail bed for the former Sanford & Cape Porpoise Railway which later became the Atlantic Shore Line Railway.
Boivin Way is a continuation of the Sanford Rail Trail, the whole of which is a very long linear park from Main Street in Springvale. Forested and open wetlands along the right of way provide excellent wildlife habitat and opportunities for wildlife watching.
This acquisition reunites what was once part of the original Tombegawoc or Deering Pond as well as the Lydston Grant.