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Houghton's Pond

840 Hillside St, Milton, MA 02186-5228
+1 617-698-1802
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Boston Houghton's Pond

Houghton's pond is situated in the hill side. People of all ages enjoy the pond It is calm and... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Chennai (Madras), India
Love Houghton's Pond!

Big fan of Houghton's Pond. It's so close to Boston but you can spend the day there with your... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Greater Boston
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“blue hills” (10 reviews)
“nice summer” (2 reviews)
“bath house” (2 reviews)
840 Hillside St, Milton, MA 02186-5228
+1 617-698-1802
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Houghton's pond is situated in the hill side. People of all ages enjoy the pond It is calm and water is clear. Pond recreation area offers variety of recreational activities like swimming, fishing etc. Near by parking facilities are available.

Thank balasubramanian16847
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Big fan of Houghton's Pond. It's so close to Boston but you can spend the day there with your family for a "staycation." Plenty of parking, a spacious bathhouse, and outdoor showers and foot showers to rinse off before leaving. There's a snack bar with...More

1  Thank kristinem
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Only once went to this pond, gets very crowded in Summer time, feel not too safe, sow few people drinking alcohol, not too sure if is allowed, but no one say something.

Thank Crar101699
Reviewed May 3, 2017

Houghton's pond/lake is a day trip for families or couples. It has a nice pond view and new boathouse. Near the edge it stays shallow, so it's safe for (supervised) kids. If you live locally, it's a nice summer option. If you're a visitor, it's...More

Thank RachelRaven
Reviewed February 13, 2017

Really nice swimming spot. Plenty of parking and amenities. Nice day for large or small groups. Will go there again.

Thank Bobby K
Reviewed January 5, 2017

While the location is fairly convenient, and the sand is nice, and the new bathhouse is really good, the crowds, the trash, and the crime really take the appeal off this location. I recommend that you consider south shore salt water beaches instead, like Nantasket.

Thank Ray T
Reviewed October 25, 2016

Beautiful clean and crisp way to experience New England fall if you're in a hurry to get out before the winter comes.

Thank David E
Reviewed October 19, 2016

The water is shallow within the buoys. Nice place to bring kids. Lifeguard on duty. Pond is in the Blue Hills so you could go for a hike and then take a swim.

Thank skitraveler1
Reviewed September 26, 2016

we didn't really spend to much time here we parked here before beginning our hike. Looked like a cute little are, not sure I would make the trip just for the pond, but it looked like a fun place to spend the day if you...More

Thank Nina P
Reviewed August 3, 2016

I went here with my granddaughter so she could swim. The area designated for swimming is very small. The parking lot and beach get crowded. Often you can not park due to a full lot. The bath house, playground , walking trails, & food stand...More

Thank terrysinc
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Poliany D
Are you guys open tomorrow??? May 27th.
May 26, 2017|
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Response from Ray T | Reviewed this property |
Yes, Houghton's Pond is open every day, sunrise to sunset.
Saem O
Can we grill here?
April 24, 2017|
Response from Ray T | Reviewed this property |
yes, but check with DCR for any permit requirements and to confirm that one of the sites that allows grilling is available.
Thea B
Is it free?
August 27, 2016|
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Response from Loraine S | Reviewed this property |