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Fresh Pond Reservation

Address: 250 Fresh Pond Parkway, Cambridge, MA 02138
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Ranked #8 of 18 Activities in Cambridge
Type: Jogging Paths/ Tracks, Nature/ Wildlife Areas, Biking Trails, Sports
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Type: Jogging Paths/ Tracks, Nature/ Wildlife Areas, Biking Trails, Sports

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America
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40 reviews 40 reviews
7 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014

This is for Cambridge residents only. There is NO... NO parking place not even the one you would put a quarter to the meter around... Terrible..

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Cambridge, Massachusetts
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51 reviews 51 reviews
34 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

Beautiful. Peaceful. Good to connect with nature. The paths are nice to walk but not too long.It is nice to walk around and take pictures particularly in the winter with snow in the ground.

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Cambridge, Massachusetts
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43 reviews 43 reviews
5 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

A really well designed nature preserve amongst office and residential buildings where one can walk, run and cycle. There are some great birds and some lovely places from which to view them. It is a haven from the busy city life that is all around.

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Bremen, Georgia, USA
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25 reviews 25 reviews
6 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

I visited Fresh Pond Reservation with a baby in a stroller and a dog on a leash - it was a hot summer day and we needed cool air! It was lovely, the paths are well maintained, easy for a stroller. Everyone on the path was friendly, all the dogs well behaved. There is a spot where dogs can go... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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22 reviews 22 reviews
11 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

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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29 reviews 29 reviews
14 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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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103 reviews 103 reviews
25 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 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
12 helpful votes 12 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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