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Walden Pond

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Address: 915 Walden Street, 28 Maplewood St Watertown, Concord, MA 01742
Phone Number: 978 369 3254
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Fee: No
Activities: Hiking, Swimming, Walking, Picnicking
Description: In order to preserve the natural environment, visitors are limited at this...
In order to preserve the natural environment, visitors are limited at this site, where Thoreau wrote his famous essays.
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Skip the Beach, Go for a Walk

Ready for a bit of nature? Walden Pond is known for it's beach but it tends to get a bit crowed. The hike around the pond is terrific, a nice smooth path, good distance and... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 4, 2015
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Carlisle, MA
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Concord, Massachusetts
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23 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015 NEW

When there are not big crowds this is a beautiful location. The best times to go are in the spring or fall, when no one is at the beach. The beach itself is small, overcrowded and not really worth the visit. There is a walk around the pond which is great. Avoid Walden pond particularly on weekends during the summer... More 

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Carlisle, MA
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015 NEW

Ready for a bit of nature? Walden Pond is known for it's beach but it tends to get a bit crowed. The hike around the pond is terrific, a nice smooth path, good distance and incredible views from all angles. This is an easy hike for all levels and a nice touch of history - make sure to stop by... More 

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Sudbury, Massachusetts
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

Lovely place to get in a good walk/hike and then a swim. Really enjoy the many spots to picnic along the waters edge. Just remember to carry out what you carry in.

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Cambridge, Massachusetts
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

We swam in the Pond, which was brilliant fun (if a bit chilly!). The main beach area nearest the car park tends to be super busy, so walk around the Pond and you'll find somewhere you can have to yourself where you can get to the water.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Walden does not disappoint if you go at off hours. Just don't expect a restful swim if you arrive at 2PM on a hot weekend afternoon.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

I was really looking forward to visiting Walden Pond, but it was so crowded!! Not cheap either...$10 for a non-resident. That's not really anyone's fault, but it's just something you should know before you come. It kind of defeated the purpose of Walden Pond...to get away from it all...being as there were loads of people everywhere. Also, dogs aren't allowed... More 

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Sudbury, Massachusetts
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

Each spring, immediately after the ice melts, the giant rainbow, brook and brown trout that cruise the considerable depths of this historic pond most of the year now wander near the surface, even quite close to shore. A keen observer wearing polarized glasses can spot enormous trout hunting in less than a foot of water -- so long as it... More 

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boston, ma, usa
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

clean and refreshing pond with idyllic setting, located just a few miles down the road from historic concord center. paid parking available, though it fills up quickly on warm summer days. if possible, park in town and ride your bike to the pond. great for kids, or for quiet walks around the pond's circumference (pond is 1 mile across and... More 

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Daly City
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

We had a private tour guide who took us to Walden Pond and told us all the history about it. It was one of the most serene and beautiful places we visited on this trip and I can just imagine how it was long ago. What a peaceful place to relax and enjoy. History comes alive when you hear the... More 

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Ogden, Utah
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

A great place and very peaceful. I would recommended that you walk all around the pond. It is approximately 1.7 miles.

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Address: Address: 915 Walden Street, 28 Maplewood St Watertown, Concord, MA 01742
Phone Number: 978 369 3254
Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Concord

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