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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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Great Neck, New York
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64 reviews 64 reviews
15 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 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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28 reviews 28 reviews
24 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 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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29 reviews 29 reviews
11 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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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113 reviews 113 reviews
42 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 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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Arlington, Massachusetts
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32 reviews 32 reviews
13 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2013

This is one of our favorite hangouts. We like the exercise of a brisk walk around the pond, and we like doing it with our dog. (The dog can run free, a privilege nominally extended only to dogs licensed in Cambridge. We don't live in Cambridge, but no one seems to be checking the dog tags!) The lawn is great... More

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Cambridge, Massachusetts
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35 reviews 35 reviews
8 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2013

I live near here and walk my dog here. Most people that come up here either are walking their dog or are jogging. The joggers just hate the dogs and don't want to share the path. It's crazy. I can understand the dogs that are not in control and off the leash, but the rudeness that comes with Cambridge/Belmont snobs... More

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Boston, MA
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34 reviews 34 reviews
13 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2013 via mobile

Great place to get away and walk. Yeah there's a fence around the pond, but I hardly notice now. It's amazing to have this place so close to the city.

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Medford, Massachusetts
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13 reviews 13 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2013

Well, firstly if you aren't a Cambridge resident you cannot park near the pond except on Sundays. You have to park in the shopping mall some distance from the pond. The view being completely surrounded by high fencing is just ugly eyesore. Yes, the path is very nice. And the dogs are beautiful.

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