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Peaceful Evening

One of the best places to relax with your kids in an urban environment. Spy pond is uniquely... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Harsheet S

I love this place. It's an absolutely lovely place to just sit and watch the world go by. Kids can... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Rochelle G
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Pond Lane, Arlington, MA 02474
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Reviewed 1 week ago

One of the best places to relax with your kids in an urban environment. Spy pond is uniquely located right in the center of Arlington, MA. Grab a coffee or a drink from a variety of nearby restaurants and coffee shops. Take your kids to...More

Thank Harsheet S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I love this place. It's an absolutely lovely place to just sit and watch the world go by. Kids can feed the passing ducks and geese. There is a bike trail and a path to walk one's dogs. There is a parking lot. I have...More

Thank Rochelle G
Reviewed August 28, 2018 via mobile

Arlington's Spy Pond, just 15 min drive from Boston. Historical town just minutes from Lexington, and 20 min from Concord. Many things to see in Arlington so stop on your way to Lexington. Spy Pond is tucked away over the main drag, Mass Ave. Offer...More

Thank Gerald F
Reviewed June 9, 2018

Arlington is dotted with these glacier created ponds that provide a fresh outdoor experience. You can walk around the pond and reflect on how ice from these ponds were used as ballast on ships going to the East Indies (today Indonesia) for spices and other...More

2  Thank GlobalGypsy_13
Reviewed November 29, 2017 via mobile

When we visit our daughter and family in Arlington, this is one of our favorite places to take the grandkids, ages 2-9. My husband has taught them how to fish here so it is always on our list of things to do when the weather...More

Thank maryellen262016
Reviewed October 16, 2017

The hike around the reservoir is ideal: not too short, not too long, no big hills, a lovely view of the lake from every angle.

Thank kboardman
Reviewed August 9, 2017

Great spot to hang out and relax. Walk, run or bike along the minuteman trail and watch the sunset at the spy pond!

1  Thank Lavanya T
Reviewed July 10, 2017 via mobile

A little hide away to walk your dog. Go fishing and kayaking. Great playground for kids. Picnic Tables to enjoy a sunday brunch. Friendly neighbors and a beautiful Sunset at night.

Thank Nyree V
Reviewed May 14, 2017

Great place for families, nice playground and refreshing breeze from the lake. During the summer season, you can rent a kayak or canoe.

Thank flyinghen
Reviewed May 8, 2017 via mobile

What a nice place! Overlooking Spy Pond, having a Picknick, going with your little kids to the very nice Children's playground. There are many benches where people sit and read. Don't feed the birds!

Thank SusiHoch
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July 22, 2016|
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Response from Charles P | Reviewed this property |
No swimming due to the danger of the pond and water quality
November 6, 2015|
Response from azephyr | Property representative |
There is a parking lot adjacent to the park.