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Address: Highland Avenue & Parkway Street, Greenfield, MA 01301

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Great for walking your dog.

The pond used to be used for ice skating in winter but no longer is. People mostly go there to walk their dogs or jog along the cool wooded road/path. A few take their lunch... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed August 25, 2014
ElliesBoo
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Greenfield, MA
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Greenfield, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

This spot is within walking distance of Main Street, but it is a world away from the bustle. The pond and its surroundings (the park, Sachem's Head, the trail) provide a welcome respite from the norm. Each season provides a different experience, but always a calming one.

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western mass
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2016

This is a beautiful area with many fairly level hiking trails with some mild elevation. Frequently used by dog walkers and for recreation. Free all year availability for hiking and during the winter for informal snowshoeing and cross country skiing. The pond was originally used for ice skating and may be set up for that in the future..

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

When I was a kid in the 60's, Highland Pond was the most fun in the winter. It had a side sectioned off for the hockey players, and the rest of it, 2/3 of the pond, was for everyone else. I walked almost a mile most days in the winter to go there. There was a warming hut with benches... More 

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Greenfield, MA
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

The pond used to be used for ice skating in winter but no longer is. People mostly go there to walk their dogs or jog along the cool wooded road/path. A few take their lunch breaks there, eating mostly in their cars. Some kids try to catch frogs, pollywogs or fish but it isn't usually interesting for anglers.

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Greenfield, Massachusetts
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2013 via mobile

Pond is just a small part of nice hiking area. Xcountry ski in winter. Can also access area from poet's seat.

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Conway, Massachusetts
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2013

Dirty, not maintained and home to many homeless people. It could be wonderful, but Greenfield does not put in the effort. All talk, no action.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2013

Highland Pond offers so much to so many...from quiet trails through the heart of nature...to tranquil spots where one can sit and ponder life's complexities. I love it when towns make the effort to protect and conserve sanctuaries such as Highland Pond. Despite the warning signs, I have yet to see a Coyote but maybe they have seen me. Happy... More 

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