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Jamaica Pond

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Address: Between The Jamaicaway and Perkins Street, Boston, MA 02130
Phone Number: 617 635 4505
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Beautiful pond!

Visited Boston and stayed in Jamaica Plain. Walked around the pond in Jamaica Plain at sunset. Just beautiful. Saw many joggers and walkers. A family of ducks too! No biking... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
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Hammond, Ontario
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Hammond, Ontario
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Visited Boston and stayed in Jamaica Plain. Walked around the pond in Jamaica Plain at sunset. Just beautiful. Saw many joggers and walkers. A family of ducks too! No biking or swimming allowed. Very nice relaxing place to visit!

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Midlothian, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We visit Boston every summer and are so fortunate to stay in Jamaica Plain. Jamaica Pond is one of my favorite places in Boston. Just a beautiful pond with walking/jogging paths. You can see folks taking sailing lessons, locals walking their dogs, joggers, walkers. Just a lovely way to spend a sunny day.

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Manchester
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A lovely walk around the lake and opportunities to boat (rowing, sailing and kayaking). Just nice to spend time in the outdoors so close to the city centre

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Clemmons, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Jamaica Pond lies along the Emerald Necklace, which winds its way through southern parts of Boston. It is surrounded by several walking paths and is easily accessible by walking from all surrounding areas. It is accessible via public transit on the Orange Line, the Green Line at Heath Street, and the 60 and 39 bus lines. It's an amazing area,... More 

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Thank Andrei S
Boston
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

Great walking path around the pond frequented by joggers and moms with strollers. Interesting place with a seasonal boat house and lots of natural beauty

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Boston, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2015

yet another pretty area to walk around in Jamaica Plain....nice walk around the pond, some people use it as a jogging track. Pretty in the Fall...leaves changing color. Have seen people fishing there. In the summer, you can rent a row boat or a sail boat for ?rate.

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Thank Nance Z
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2015

I am staying with friends in Jamaica Plain and love getting up each morning to go for a walk around Jamaica Pond. The name is a little deceiving as it's more a lake than a pond. I love my FitBit and it tells me I go 5500 steps from the unit to and around Jamaica Pond and home again. Doesn't... More 

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Thank Watos7
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015

This is a wonderful pond to walk around, sit by and observe the wonderful wild life in the city. There are festivals on the water like wake up the earth and other times. Great area for nature

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Longmont, Colorado
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015 via mobile

Jamaica Pond and the adajcent Jamaica Way were designed by Frederick Law Olmstead, if you know his work you can see his touch. The park continues to be enjoyed by many to this day it was active both times I visited. The park has nice walking paths and there were lots of walkers and joggers both times I visited the... More 

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Monterey, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

Love this place! Came here for a walk with my bf and his dog. Very relaxing little escape from the concrete jungle. Several people were out fishing, boating, and running. From the boat house/rental shop, you can easily walk to Centre St., which has lots of shops and restaurants. We stopped by JP Lick's since it was a nice warm... More 

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Jamaica Plain
This Boston neighborhood feels like a distinct community unique and separate from the bustle of other areas. Beautiful Victorian homes, restaurants with an emphasis on being eco-friendly and providing local and organic food, and a large Hispanic community. Visit Centre and South streets for restaurants, cafes, and little shops. The Arnold Arboretum is a beautiful, large green space well worth a visit if you venture to JP.