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Jamaica Pond and Victorian Jamaica Plain

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Jamaica Pond and Victorian Jamaica Plain is a 3.2 mile heavily trafficked loop trail located near Boston, Massachusetts that features a lake and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

Length 3.2 mi Elevation gain 104 ft Route type Loop
Dog friendly Wheelchair friendly Kid friendly Stroller friendly Fishing Hiking Nature trips Paddle sports Road biking Walking Bird watching Running Beach Lake Partially paved Views Wild flowers Wildlife
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Christie Fritz
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Hiking

Lots of pavement. Worth it to extend it on the arboretum end!

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Kenneth Dietz
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Rachel Daubney
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Gorgeous in the fall with the changing leaves, crisp air and sparkling clear blue water

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Rich Boccuzzi
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Samantha Levin
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Perfect day! Parts of the walk were shaded, others not so much but it was a beautiful walk all the way around! Lots of benches to sit down and appreciate the scenery and feel spread out. Lots of people on the path though, so be prepared to wear a mask.

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Michelle Wang
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Walking

Calm walk around the pond - close to jp center with a lot do in the area

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Aly Humphreys
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Beautiful weather, plan for it to be crowded

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Brian Clouse
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Hiking

Beautiful walk just outside of Boston. Not too crowded despite holiday weekend. easy to keep distance on trails.

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Ella Noor
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Great, easy, paved walking path. Summer sunsets here are incredible.

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Sudha Swaminathan
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Hiking

We went for a relaxed and leisurely stroll around the pond. We parked at Olmstead park and walked down to Jamaica pond. Beautiful views, shady pathway, dogs on leashes, lots of geese with their younglings. Highly recommend for families and the elderly. Easy stroll. Boat rentals are also available.

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Scott Harr
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Walking

Nice walk around the parkway. Paved with some small hills but otherwise flat. No parking at the starting point. Will need to drive to the other side of the pond for street parking.

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Luis Taveras
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Walking

great for walks, biking, dog walking, jogging

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Jeremy Gordon
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Simple, flat but pretty with nice view of the pond. Good for walking running or biking. Is what it is...no frills, but enjoyable.

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Mark Soden
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Great walk. Paved path is as easy as it gets. Good for kids learning to ride their bikes, strollers, and also wheelchair accessible. Pond wildlife like ducks, geese, and fish when the pond is stocked twice a year. Sailing lessons and canoe/ rowboats for rent make the pond a local destination for frequent and varied uses. Exercize stations throughout make it a go to for JP residents. There is a historic element addressed by signage and representative building foundation on a hill north of the pond. Nice, however often busy, family walk.

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Daniel Schafler
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I have walked this trail many, many times in all weather conditions. you will almost always have others on the trail, especially in the warmer seasons. It is paved, but the trees and the pond are great.... I have definitely seen people run this loop around the pond...

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William Scannell
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Jennifer Cabral
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David Wall
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Emily Yurek
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Emily Yurek
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Emily Yurek
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Emily Yurek
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Julia Berges
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Isabelle Ribeiro Antoine
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Rachel C.
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Xinyu Jiang
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Mark Newton
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Bethany Edwards
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Tatyana Karpenko
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Gargi Patil
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