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Address: Between The Jamaicaway and Perkins Street, Boston, MA 02130
Phone Number: 617 635 4505
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The Pond

Great walking path around the pond frequented by joggers and moms with strollers. Interesting place with a seasonal boat house and lots of natural beauty

5 of 5 starsReviewed December 15, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

Great walking path around the pond frequented by joggers and moms with strollers. Interesting place with a seasonal boat house and lots of natural beauty

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Thank TeddyParker
Boston, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2015

yet another pretty area to walk around in Jamaica Plain....nice walk around the pond, some people use it as a jogging track. Pretty in the Fall...leaves changing color. Have seen people fishing there. In the summer, you can rent a row boat or a sail boat for ?rate.

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Thank Nance Z
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2015

I am staying with friends in Jamaica Plain and love getting up each morning to go for a walk around Jamaica Pond. The name is a little deceiving as it's more a lake than a pond. I love my FitBit and it tells me I go 5500 steps from the unit to and around Jamaica Pond and home again. Doesn't... More 

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Thank Watos7
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21 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015

This is a wonderful pond to walk around, sit by and observe the wonderful wild life in the city. There are festivals on the water like wake up the earth and other times. Great area for nature

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Thank Shuggiplum
Longmont, Colorado
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015 via mobile

Jamaica Pond and the adajcent Jamaica Way were designed by Frederick Law Olmstead, if you know his work you can see his touch. The park continues to be enjoyed by many to this day it was active both times I visited. The park has nice walking paths and there were lots of walkers and joggers both times I visited the... More 

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Thank hlhnco
Monterey, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

Love this place! Came here for a walk with my bf and his dog. Very relaxing little escape from the concrete jungle. Several people were out fishing, boating, and running. From the boat house/rental shop, you can easily walk to Centre St., which has lots of shops and restaurants. We stopped by JP Lick's since it was a nice warm... More 

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Arlington, Virginia
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10 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2014

Serene setting great for running / strolling. Connects to others ponds, woods, and nice neighborhoods. Felt very safe.

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Thank Tim E
Pune, India
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014

Jamaica Pond is a beautiful place to walk or just sit with a good book. When th sun shines it looks like little diamonds sparkling on the water. There is a lone tree right in the middle which adds character.

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Thank ffvachha
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

Last night we attended the Lantern Festival at Jamaica Pond, an annual event at this huge reservoir in Jamaica Plain. There were hundreds of people there, mostly young families with children, many of whom were attired in Halloween costumes. The pond itself is a popular jogging and walking area, especially on the path surrounding the pond (really big enough to... More 

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Thank LWL3333
London, United Kingdom
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21 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

There is a good tarmac path all the way round the pond which makes walking easy. We went on a Sunday afternoon and it was not particularly busy. Although there are roads along most sides of the pond it was not especially noisy. As it was a nice day there was a mix of people enjoying the pond; joggers, dog... More 

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