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Jamaica Pond

Address: Between The Jamaicaway and Perkins Street, Boston, MA 02130 (Jamaica Plain / Mission Hill)
Phone Number: 617 635 4505
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Ranked #82 of 195 Attractions in Boston
Type: Parks, Bodies of Water, Outdoors
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Type: Parks, Bodies of Water, Outdoors

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Pune, India
18 reviews 18 reviews
11 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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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855 reviews 855 reviews
471 attraction reviews
1,135 helpful votes 1,135 helpful votes
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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39 reviews 39 reviews
16 attraction reviews
52 helpful votes 52 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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58 reviews 58 reviews
10 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
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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77 reviews 77 reviews
20 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 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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107 reviews 107 reviews
28 attraction reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
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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29 reviews 29 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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57 reviews 57 reviews
32 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
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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90 reviews 90 reviews
23 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
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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20 reviews 20 reviews
7 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
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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