Walden Pond State Reservation

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Walden Pond State Reservation is a 1.7 mile heavily trafficked loop trail located near Concord, Massachusetts that features a lake and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and birding and is best used from April until October.

1.7 miles 104 feet Loop

kid friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

walking

beach

forest

lake

views

wildlife

bugs

snow

no dogs

Walden Pond is a kettle pond famous for being home to Henry David Thoreau. Part of the Massachusetts Forests and Parks system, Walden Pond State Reservation includes 335 acres of protected open space so that visitors from near and far may come to experience the pond that inspired Thoreau. In summer the Reservation is a popular swimming destination. In the spring and fall, many people hike the trails that ring the pond and visit the replica of Thoreau's one-room cabin. Year round interpretive programs and guided walks are offered as well as a gift shop, bookstore and the Tsongas gallery. $5 Parking Fee

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hiking
5 months ago

Easy and very serene hike near a beautiful pond.

hiking
6 months ago

walking
7 months ago

Love this place. We are seniors and bought pass for $9 I think which allows parking in all DCR property.

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hiking
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geocaching
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hiking
1 year ago

Parking is now $8 for MA residents and there are fewer spots due to construction of the new visitors center. Water level is lowest I've seen, and you can still walk around the pond on the shoreline. Mosquitoes are already out in full force but they're still young and not biting.

walking
1 year ago

walking
1 year ago

Anyone that reads Thoreau must see Walden Pond. Its an easy hike around the famous lake. A replica cabin is also a feature worth seeing.

hiking
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