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“Peace and Quiet in Cambridge” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Fresh Pond Reservation

Fresh Pond Reservation
Wisconsin Dells, Wisconsin
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21 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Peace and Quiet in Cambridge”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 9, 2014

I have lived in Cambridge in the past and run around Fresh Pond many times. On my trip there this year, I walked it with a friend. We enjoyed seeing many birds and flowering bushes and trees. Please spend some time there, it really is pretty.

Visited May 2014
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Great Neck, New York
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240 reviews
60 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
“A lovely place to walk”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 5, 2014

There are well kept trails all around the lake. I enjoyed walking there always in sight of the lake. All around the lake was a bit too far for me so I returned on the trail that I went on and liked it as well on my return.

Visited April 2013
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Guelph, Canada
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29 reviews
24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“great place for walking”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 4, 2014

Freshwater Pond is a quiet oasis in the heart of Cambridge that caters to off-leash dog walking, joggers and strollers. It's kilometres long trail around the pond will keep you occupied for hours. The only setback is that Cambridge doesn't cater to non-resident parking, so either walk there, or risk being able to find one of the few parking spots along the surrounding ring roads.

Visited December 2013
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Boston, Massachusetts
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15 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“A good 2.5 mile running circuit”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 10, 2013

The trail around the Pond is approximately 2.5 miles, two laps means 5 miles, 4 laps means 10 miles, so it is a good place to time yourself because the math is easy. The parking area has drinking fountains and a nice bathroom, and there is a drinking fountain on the far side of the pond Usually I connect from the nearby Minuteman Trail by crossing the busy Alewife district. This is the Cambridge water supply, so you are not allowed near the pond itself, a big chain link fence surrounds the pond, and additionally there is lots of poison ivy inside the fence. So that might be a bit disenchanting to some. The circuit is mainly flat except for a stretch of slightly raised elevation clockwise from twelve to two o'clock from the parking area. There is not a lot of bicycling traffic, and the trail is mostly wide enough to pass any clump of walkers.

Visited July 2013
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New York City, New York
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16 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“A little piece of heaven”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 27, 2013

Walking around the Reservoir is meditative and great exercise. It is such a well-designed space that no matter how many times one walks it there is something new to discover. Terrific place to exercise the dog too.

Visited August 2013
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