A scenic pond in Seekonk could soon be transformed into Swan Lake. That means family fun as early as fall 2024.

When I was in grade school, I visited the Buttonwood Park pond in New Bedford when it was home to human-powered swans. You and a friend could hop in and take a giant bird-shaped boat for a spin. I was always the one who had to pedal hard and fast.

Old Grist Mill Pond in Seekonk is in talks with the Town of Seekonk to not only get some of those pedal swans on the lake by fall but also offer other family-friendly activities.

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The pond itself has existed since 1745, providing power to grind grain for local farmers.

"The grist mill is a perfect example of how present-day people are able to enjoy and celebrate the hard work of generations before us," said Karl Pelletier, owner of The Old Grist Mill Tavern.

Almost 300 years later, a lot is happening around the pond. In addition to the longtime restaurant, there's a vintage store on site called Four Echoes. A bed-and-breakfast is in the works as well.

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Back to the swans, though. The boats could soon be another draw at the local landmark, offering fun-loving folks another view of the area.

"We are working with the town of Seekonk to take the appropriate steps to get these swan boats on the lake by this fall," Pelletier said.

That would be the perfect time to enjoy the fall foliage.

Stay tuned.

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