Hobbs Pond Association was founded in 1971 by a number of concerned Hope residents and summer pond residents interested in preserving the clean water and abundant wildlife populations supported by the pond. In the mid-1980s the Association, with the help of many others, successfully challenged the bid by the then Camden-Rockland Water Company to withdraw large quantities of water from Fish and Hobbs Ponds, and was instrumental in developing a long term water use program for the area served by the water company. In the midst of this controversy the Association invited residents of and interested parties to Fish Pond to become members of the newly named Hobbs and Fish Ponds Association.
Many pond residents have multigenerational histories on Hobbs or Fish Ponds with the first of the summer-only camps being built in the first decade of the 1900's. Honeymoon Cottage on Payson Path was the earliest building (built as a barn) except for the residences along Barnestown Road.
The Association has its annual meeting in early July every year, and the Board of Directors meets several times to set agendas and discuss ongoing and new issues pertinent to our mission (found itemized in the blue side-bar to the right side of the page). Please consider joining and supporting our work.