Cushing Pond, which is created by a dam on its northeast side, is fed by the Plymouth River and Eel River. The pond falls within the Weir River watershed with water flowing over the dam into Crooked Meadow Brook, merging with Fulling Mill Brook and continuing into the Weir River. The dam, which was built in the 1600s, was used as a saw mill, a fulling mill and a grist mill in its early years. The pond is currently used for fishing and boating.
Mildred Cushing woods is made up of 19 acres of the southeastern shore of Cushing Pond donated by Mildred Cushing. Mildred was a resident of the area and a longtime member of the Conservation Commission. The rolling, open woods, well known to fishermen of all ages, have good-sized native trees and an open field that abuts several Main Street residences. Public access is by way of a footpath at 37 Cushing Street. Street-side parking is available across from 59 Cushing Street where there is an informal water portage area. There is also an informal trail access along the shore west of 59 Cushing Street.