Great pond but often very crowded. Go early in the monringor late afternoon in the spring and summer.
If you go in the heat of the summer, it will be very crowded. Go during the week or before/after summer. There is a trail all the way around. It is quiet, tranquil, and please, keep it that way. Thanks.
Great location to relax after sightseeing, enjoying a coffee and book. Lots of families with kids playing in the water, but was still a quiet place
This had to be one of the highlights of my trip to MA. I was inspired to visit Walden Pond after reading Thoreau at University, and when we were in the area I reminded my friends. I do not think that we expected for them to enjoy the pond quite as much as they did.The pond was frozen, and coming... More
I used to love going to Walden Pond and walking the entire path around the pond. It was once a great source of solitude and peacefulness and a wonderful opportunity to get in touch with Walden's world. It's now just a few stops short of Disneyland. Apparently, it's in a number of guidebooks so the tourists flock to the place... More
This place is gorgeous, historic, and mesmerizing. As an avid reader of Thoreau, it was a must-do on our trip. The small beach and trail circling the pond were packed with tourists. Do not expect to have quiet reflection in either of those areas. The trails on the outer loop through the trees were stunningly beautiful and mostly empty, though... More
My husband and I visit Salem MA. in October and we wouldn't miss driving up to Concord to visit Walden Pond. It's always a special event for us. Last year I brought some driftwood and stones back home (to make a "memory jar" that included a photo of our solitary morning spent walking up and down the sandy shore of... More
Thoreau's famous retreat, still very inviting, well-preserved and pleasant. We walked to Thoreau's hut along the same trails that he might have used. Wanted to swim but it was a tad too cold for that.
We enjoyed our afternoon at this famous pond, swimming, walking and fishing (not successfully!). It was a sunny afternoon, and the fresh water was enticing. I was feeling a bit hemmed in by the safe swimming area, and wanted to swim further into the centre of the pond. Then a group of serious swimmers came and swim right across, and... More
Walden pond is beautiful and it is great that you can walk on the ground where Thoreau built his cabin and perhaps get a glimpse of what he experienced. With access and fame come the crowds and to manage the crowds the fences are put up. You have to take it all with a grain of salt as walking a... More
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