As close as you can get to nature without leaving the city. Free parking in the lot with a Cambridge city sticker. Has a "dog beach" in the marsh about halfway through the loop. Lots of dogs off leash if that's a draw, or a drawback, for you!

walking
2 months ago

The Fresh Pond Reservation Loop was a nice walk on a beautiful day. It was good to experience a more secluded area in Cambridge and there were plenty of people utilizing the trail, although it was not crowded. Around 85-90% of the trail is paved.

This is my home base. Not easy to find a closed off space in the city. Lots of dogs, birdwatchers, runners, bikes, etc. four seasons of getting off the roads.
Parking is tough for non residents.