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Address: 250 Fresh Pond Parkway, Cambridge, MA 02138
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A wonderful respite

Fresh Pond in the reservoir for Cambridge, but don't be put off by all the dogs. The water is purified before it gets to the tap. The walk around the pond takes about an hour at... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 14, 2015
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Cambridge, Massachusetts
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155 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

Fresh Pond in the reservoir for Cambridge, but don't be put off by all the dogs. The water is purified before it gets to the tap. The walk around the pond takes about an hour at an easy pace and is very quiet and pretty. It seems a world away from the rest of Cambridge. As you walk, think about... More 

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Toronto, Ontario Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

The old saying 'the best things in life are free' applies to this oasis in the lovely city of Cambridge. I went for a walk in this gorgeous park with my friends and a couple of dogs. I was delighted with the amount of green space, flora and fauna. I was able to take photos of some flowers that were... More 

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NH
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

Wonderful peaceful area set in the middle of very busy areas but quiet enough to find that perfect spot. Run, bike, walk - it's up to you. Some pet areas available also. Walk around the "pond" and enjoy a walk that is worth the effort but not exhausting.

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Cambridge, Massachusetts
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21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

a great place to walk, run, walk your dog and commune with nature. Bucolic, relaxing and restorative. A great escape from the hustle and bustle of an urban environment.

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Watertown, Massachusetts
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

This is a decent place to go walking if you're looking to meet up with people who are driving and those who need to take the T. Otherwise, it's not great, because it's very crowded, and not that interesting. Also, if you are driving, you should park at Whole Foods or somewhere else in that lot, because much of the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

We stayed in the hotel next to this reservation. This is a very peaceful and beautiful park. We went geocaching and had a great time. Highly recommended.

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Boston
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Fresh Pond is the biggest green space in Cambridge. It's a great place for a walk. Residents' well-behaved dogs are allowed off leash, so it's more or less dog heaven. I like dogs but don't want the trouble of ownership, so this is a great place to enjoy OPD: other people's dogs. Wave hello to Ranger Jean. Late in the... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 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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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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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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