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Jamaica Pond

Neighborhood: Jamaica Plain / Mission Hill
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Address: Between The Jamaicaway and Perkins Street, Boston, MA 02130
Phone Number: 617 635 4505
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Urban Oasis

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 3, 2015
Melissa P
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Boston, Massachusetts
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Boston, Massachusetts
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124 reviews 124 reviews
28 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 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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4 reviews 4 reviews
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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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Pune, India
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27 reviews 27 reviews
13 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 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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NJ
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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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London, United Kingdom
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51 reviews 51 reviews
18 attraction reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
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

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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77 reviews 77 reviews
20 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
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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30 reviews 30 reviews
14 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
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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