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“Very nice place to spend a nice Fall Weekday.” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Walden Pond

Walden Pond
915 Walden Street, 28 Maplewood St Watertown, Concord, MA 01742
978 369 3254
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Ranked #5 of 18 attractions in Concord
Type: Bodies of Water, Historic Sites, State Parks
Activities: Walking, Picnicking, Hiking, Swimming
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Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: In order to preserve the natural environment, visitors are limited at this site, where Thoreau wrote his famous essays.
Concord, Massachusetts
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“Very nice place to spend a nice Fall Weekday.”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2013

Very nice place to visit. Just stay away on Weekends. The lots will be shut down for parking and you will get towed if parked on the side of the road.

Visited September 2012
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Westford, Massachusetts
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“Early Morning Solitude”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2013

I recently went there on a "photography date" with my husband. If you want solitude go early in the morning. I love photography and I'm developing a 4 season series for Walden Pond. I also plan to photo a series of the sunrises and sunsets.

Visited May 2013
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Falmouth, Massachusetts
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“One of my favorite places to visit and bring friends”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2013

This is a peaceful place we all the vacationing is done, the children go back to school............you can also enjoy laughter, picnics, people and a dip in the water.......in the summer.

Visited September 2012
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Los Angeles, California
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“Tranquility at its best”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2013

The Walden pond offers a 1.7 mile hike trail. Has sand so people and kids play by the shore and sunbathe by it. I went during a weekday in the afternoon and there were only a few people there.

Visited April 2013
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Boston
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“Local Watering Hole”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2013

If I can't make it to the Ocean, we'll come here. We live close by. It's a small beach. We usually try to go around the lake where there are less people as it's packed in the summer. What we like best is the trail. It's a nice walk and beautiful and just long enough for my 7 year old. The fall is gorgeous here. And yes, it is an historic landmark.

Visited October 2012
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