The Big Alum Lake Association is a volunteer-based, non-profit organization of nearly 175 member families, whose purpose is to oversee the well-being of Big Alum Lake and the surrounding watershed.  Our goal is to maintain the health and beauty of Big Alum Lake for all human and wildlife residents. 

We invite you to tour this site for information about activities on the lake.

Check out our 2018 Calendar!   See details on our Events page.  Weed Treatment June 6, 2018

For important information on lake matters, please read the Minutes of the August 19, 2017 BALA meeting.

Big Alum Lake Association's 2018 Meetings will be held on Saturday, July 7 and Saturday, August 18.  (BALA Dues Form)

Visit Big Alum Lake Association on Facebook.  LIKE US and you'll always know what's going on at the lake.  

Take a look at our Scrapbook page, where residents have posted photos of family gatherings, wildlife sightings, and other lakeside "events."
We invite you to join in the fun by e-mailing pictures, with or without captions, to Barb LaRochelle at  
Then visit our link to see what has been happening on Big Alum!

Barb Hitchcock shared these wonderful pictures of a rainbow "touching" the lake ,
and a sunset viewed from her dock..

Photo of the lake in 1890

We invite you to visit our  History Pages!

The story of Big Alum Lake is a blend of history and legend but, most of all, it is the story of people - Native Americans, historical figures, and generations of families who have settled its shores. In our History pages, we share the writings of historians Samuel Flagg Bemis and Louis E. Roy, accounts of the Fiskdale trolley system, and the link between Big Alum's dam and the Fiskdale mills.  In addition we tell the story of Reverend John Eliot, his "praying Indian" communities, and his 1000-acre parcel at Pookookapog Pond.  Interspersed among these stories are the memoirs of residents, past and present.  Enjoy!

New Listing on Big Alum Lake
290 Clark Road Extension.

View video!

Price = $724,000

Stunning waterfront home on Big Alum!
3 bedroom, 2 bath
Beautiful, thoughtfully-designed floorplan, with private docks and multiple 3-season rooms that invite comfort and exude modern functionality.  Captivating waterfront setting on coveted Big Alum.  You and your guests will enjoy relaxing and entertaining on this full recreation waterfront.  Plenty of natural light throughout this home's open, airy layout.  Other special highlights include panoramic westerly waterfront views with breathtaking sunsets, vaulted ceilings, 3-car garage, skylights, and stained glass windows.  Enjoy gatherings in the generously-sized front to back living/dining/kitchen area, graced by gleaming hardwoods and glass doors that lead to 3-seasons rooms and waterfront.  Recent updates include roof, siding, windows, painting, landscaping, gargae doors, and so much more.

"Big Alum is a 200 acre great pond located off 148, approximately 3 miles northwest of Sturbridge Town Center."

Contact:  Phil Olivo, Associate Broker
Properties Central Realty

In Memoriam:
2017 & 2018

Howard Pratt, longtime resident of Sturbridge and Big Alum, on July 4, 2018.

Claire Roy of Southbridge amd Big Alum on June 23, 2018.  Mrs. Roy designed our original Big Alum logo.

Pat Johnson, longtime resident of Big Alum, on January 3, 2018

Joseph Athanas of California, formerly of The Trail, in December, 2017

Wesley Gilbert of Lake Rd. in Aug. 2017

Linda DeMaio, daughter of Robert and Nancy Allan in June, 2017

Grace Olson, of Webster, MA, formerly of TheTrail, on Feb. 25, 2017

Our sincere sympathies to their families.


Check our Classifieds Page for
Lost and Found items.

Boating Safety Course

Sturbridge Lakes Advisory Committee (SLAC) will be sponsoring a Boating Safety Course this summer.  Keep in mind that even though this course is not yet mandatory in the state of Massachusetts, it could be very soon.  The course is free to attendees but limited to the first 50 people who sign up on the State's web site.
When:  July 28, 2018           8:00 AM - 4:30PM
Where:  Sturbridge Host Hotel, Rt. 20, Sturbridge
Morning snack provided but lunch is on your own.  You may Google:  MA State Boating Safety Course.  

THE COURSE IS FULL.  However, Bruce Gran reported at our July 7th meeting that interested parties may walk in and sign up on the day of the course.  Often people who sign up ahead do not attend.

Follow the link and click on the “Online Registration” link at the bottom.


We are offering shirts, hats, tote bags, sweatshirts and pants for sale featuring our Big Alum logo.

All items come in a variety of colors and sizes. Please click on our STORE  link for more information or click below to go directly to our new shopping site where you can purchase items on your own.  
When ordering, please place the logo code AB-54108 in the "comments box" located at the very end of the checkout screen.

Help us keep Big Alum clean and weed-free.  We have posted information about phosphorus-free fertilizers and other environmentally-friendly lawn and garden care. Click here or go to the end of our Ecology Page for a link to Tips for Lake-Friendly Lawns.  

Please e-mail items for Web Page publishing to:  Barbara at

Web Page Design and Maintenance - Barbara LaRochelle
Lake photo by Lisa Dalberth

Big Alum Lake Association
P.O. Box 355
Fiskdale, MA 01518