Cape Cod, Massachusetts

Red Lily Pond

The bodies of water today called Red Lily Pond and Lake Elizabeth, once the single Pink Lily Lake, form the eastern side of Craigville Village. The Ponds are home to swans, turtles, fish and much other wildlife besides their famous red pond lilies. From the Herring Run in the south through Lake Elizabeth to the quiet North Bay of Red Lily Pond, our ponds are a shimmering series of watery vistas and lush Cape Cod wetlands.
You can read more about our ponds, keeping them healthy, and the wider ecology of the Craigville area in our newsletter, The Lily Pad, and in the other documents found here:

The Lily Pad for 2013.

Presentation on Atlantic Herring by Capt Raymond Kane 2012

Proposed DCPC Implementing Regulations for the Craigville Beach District in 2010

The Lily Pad: Fall 2008.

The Fall 2008 Reply regarding Red Lily Pond from the Town of Barnstable.

The Lily Pad: Summer 2008.

The Red Lily Pond Restoration Review 2008.

Lake Elizabeth Vegetation Management Program.

The Lily Pad: Summer 2007.

The Lily Pad: Spring 2007.

Past Pond Events:

Summer 2008: Deborah Koons Garcia, documentary filmmaker and widow of Jerry Garcia, spoke in Yarmouth after a showing of her movie The Future of Food, an in-depth look at the important contrast between traditional and genetically modified food crops.

Summer 2008: Red Lily Pond Project Movie Night presented 'Everything's Cool,' a 'toxic comedy' about 'fossil fool's' efforts to block climate change science. See their website for more.

Summer 2007: David Gessner, award-winning Cape Cod author of Soaring with Fidel and Return of the Osprey spoke at the Tabernacle about the osprey of our Ponds.