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Jamaica Pond

Between The Jamaicaway and Perkins Street, Boston, MA 02130 (Jamaica Plain / Mission Hill)
617 635 4505
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Ranked #95 of 218 Attractions in Boston
Type: Bodies of Water, Parks
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NJ
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

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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London, United Kingdom
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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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Sao Paulo, SP
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 via mobile

It is a lovely place to walk, run or walk your dog. I just wish the restroom would be open, I never see it open! It is beautiful, specially during summer evenings.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

I live in JP because of the marriage of city and scenic. Jamaica Pond is a great quiet place to go, soak up the smells of some actual nature, maybe read a book on the grass or go for a jog around the pond. Having this quiet little oasis is a nice escape from Boston. I recommend bringing a book,... More

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Norwell, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2013

We rode our bikes around the pond. Short ride good for families. We took two loops then rode to Arnold Arboretum to get more exercise. I would like to return later in the Spring when more trees will be in bloom.

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Phoenix, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2013

Boston's runners crowd the paths along the Charles. If you prefer a solitary run, choose this pond and the surrounding roads. On most days, you'll get your miles in without having to smell any exhaust from traffic.

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Brazil
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2013

The Jamaica Pond is a very nice place, beautiful and calm. If you are nearby, it is worth a visit. It is also close to the Arboretum, so you can make both visits in a row. But it is a place to relax, walk, or run. It doesn't have attractions, entertainment, cultural buildings or places to eat.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2012

Not far from the inner city, Jamaica Pond is an oasis that offers tranquility and a pleasureable location to wide down with family and friends. Good for young children supervised by an adult since the pond is close to walkways. Its the perfect spot for urban dwellers to catch their breath without having to drive out of the city.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2012 via mobile

Want some great sailing, this is your place. Not far is James Michael Curley's house.

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roslindale ma
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2012

Nice place for a walk, parking can be tricky! You can also go fishing they stock the pond every year. ps Fishing permit required!!

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