parking is a pain, the pond is chained off and the area around it is not the nicest. would only go here if I lived within a few blocks.

I’m on this trail everyday on weekdays. It’s a beautiful loop that’s fairly easy. Parking inside can be a pain if you aren’t a Cambridge resident. But there’s plenty of street parking if you come from Concord ave. It isn’t a moderate trail; it’s definitely an easy one.

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2 months ago

This is a lovely walk around the fenced Fresh Pond reservoir. There’s a cute little dogs-only swimming area at Little Fresh Pond. Dogs are supposed to be on leash the rest of the walk, but unfortunately, most folks ignore that and let their dogs run loose. Not sure why it’s rated moderate here; the main trail is flat as a pancake and paved! A very nice walk for a day when you can’t get out of the city.

Not the biggest fine,but if you are in the area, why not?

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
Sunday, May 28, 2017

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.

walking
Friday, August 19, 2016

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.

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