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Fresh Pond Reservation

250 Fresh Pond Parkway, Cambridge, MA 02138
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Ranked #19 of 47 attractions in Cambridge
Type: Jogging Paths/ Tracks, Biking Trails, Nature/ Wildlife Areas
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English first
Boston, Massachusetts
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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

This is one of those parks that feels like it's supposed to be pretty, but isn't because much of the pond and the fields are right next to a busy parkway. Nature this isn't.

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Boston, MA
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014

We took our 3 year old dog to Fresh Pond in Cambridge for a walk for the first time recently. What a beautiful spot! The paths are well kept and there is a section where your dog is allowed to walk off-leash (technically it is for dogs licensed in Cambridge but no one checked). What a great atmosphere! The dogs... More

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Boston, Massachusetts
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25 reviews 25 reviews
14 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

Come spring and Fresh Pond is filled with cyclists, joggers, walker, dogs, strollers, wheelchairs. Happy dogs splashing in a side pond, or lolling about on lawns with their content owners. Cyclists and runners make their way around the beautiful 2 mile perimeter of the pond. It is brilliantly cared for by Reservation staff and volunteers, they are always improving it... More

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Wisconsin Dells, Wisconsin
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2014

I have lived in Cambridge in the past and run around Fresh Pond many times. On my trip there this year, I walked it with a friend. We enjoyed seeing many birds and flowering bushes and trees. Please spend some time there, it really is pretty.

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Great Neck, New York
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75 reviews 75 reviews
19 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2014

There are well kept trails all around the lake. I enjoyed walking there always in sight of the lake. All around the lake was a bit too far for me so I returned on the trail that I went on and liked it as well on my return.

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Guelph, Canada
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29 reviews 29 reviews
24 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2014

Freshwater Pond is a quiet oasis in the heart of Cambridge that caters to off-leash dog walking, joggers and strollers. It's kilometres long trail around the pond will keep you occupied for hours. The only setback is that Cambridge doesn't cater to non-resident parking, so either walk there, or risk being able to find one of the few parking spots... More

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Boston, Massachusetts
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2013

The trail around the Pond is approximately 2.5 miles, two laps means 5 miles, 4 laps means 10 miles, so it is a good place to time yourself because the math is easy. The parking area has drinking fountains and a nice bathroom, and there is a drinking fountain on the far side of the pond Usually I connect from... More

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New York City, New York
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15 reviews 15 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2013

Walking around the Reservoir is meditative and great exercise. It is such a well-designed space that no matter how many times one walks it there is something new to discover. Terrific place to exercise the dog too.

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Cambridge, Massachusetts
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34 reviews 34 reviews
11 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

The lake is lovely, although it's completely fenced off, as it provides Cambridge's water. The trees and lawns are lovely, and it's a great place to watch people and dogs go by. Very peaceful.

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San Francisco, California
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160 reviews 160 reviews
54 attraction reviews
79 helpful votes 79 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2013

This is an oasis ! The walk around is long enough to get a good workout and almost completely in the shade. Too bad we can't get to the water's edge but it is a water reserve.

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