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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 #81 of 209 attractions in Boston
Type: Bodies of Water, Parks
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Norwell, Massachusetts
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82 reviews 82 reviews
20 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 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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30 reviews 30 reviews
15 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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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31 attraction reviews
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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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81 reviews 81 reviews
19 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 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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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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36 reviews 36 reviews
7 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
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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Arlington, Virginia
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21 reviews 21 reviews
11 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2012

A few years back a friend emailed me a link to the 100 most beautiful places in the world and amongst the photos was Jamaica Pond in a shot that captured the beauty of the pond and its boat house.Jamaica Pond can be described as the gem on the Emerald Necklace, which is the series of ponds and parks designed... More

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Boston, Massachusetts
15 reviews 15 reviews
6 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2012

It's a little out of the way, but worth the trip to get a sense of what Boston is REALLY all about. Not just all Brahmins and Good Will Hunting

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Boston, MA
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23 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2012

If you are like me and like to jog or fast walk knowing where you started and where to end then this is the place to be. I know going around twice is 3miles and this is GOOD ENOUGH FOR ME! JP Pond is pretty, a place where I can clearly clear my head and take a breath of fresh... More

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London, United Kingdom
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185 reviews 185 reviews
91 attraction reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2012

Fabulous place to “do” a walk. silent, beautiful, quite a few animals, people from all walks of life walking, running, doing tai chi, inhaling the wonderful fresh air . Everyone is friendly.

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