Once connected to the Wicomico River, Schumaker Pond is dammed off at Beaglin Park Drive and between the Ward Museum of Wildfowl Art and Schumaker. Here at the museum you can find fishing piers and places to bird as well as a nice walk around the Pond.
Near the Schumaker Pond Park, there are several signs stating that there is no swimming or bathing in the Pond. This is due to the fact that there are large quantities of E-Coli bacteria that endanger the health of the human population. However, back in the 1950s-60s Schumaker Pond was a large swimming beach for locals. After this period in time, areas surrounding the pond were developed more and the health of the pond gradually worsened. For the safety of the community, the "no swimming" signs must be presented to show the threat. But this should not stop you from kayaking or paddling on the pond. This pond is a big hotspot for students of Salisbury University and companies promoting kayaking to get out and have some fun. Here is a link to a water trail for Schumaker Pond.
In the slideshow below, one can find underwater pictures showing the turbidity of the water and trees overhanging. Also there are pictures showing how pipes leading into the water decrease the beauty of the shoreline and create a stagnant look in the area.