Walden Pond State Reservation

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915 Walden St
Concord, MA 01742
(978) 369-3254
Lake, Scenic Lookout, Park

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  • $5 for parking? And no pets allowed? I don't think Thoreau would approve
  • bring the love of yr life here. it's too beautiful to go alone
  • "I went to the woods because I wished to live deliberately, to front only the essential facts of life, and see if I could not learn what it had to teach..." - Henry David Thoreau, Walden
  • The trees lining this lake (where Thoreau built his famous cabin) offer gorgeous autumnal colors. There is a $5 parking fee. Enter the reservation on Rte. 126. - Green Guide Editor
  • Parking is $5 and the machine gives you back change with dollar coins. So I would recommend not using a $20 bill like I did, haha
  • Swim from the main beach to the furthest point across is .55 miles. Swim the perimeter is just under 2 miles.
  • Leave it as you found it
  • Painful rush hour traffic. Avoid if possible.
  • Like a wonder land, no matter in Winter or Spring, Summer or Fall.The lake make you doubt why do you live in the noisy world.
  • You can pee here just don't tell anyone
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  • Absolutely beautiful! Great for walking, hiking, photography, a picnic, and more!
  • $5 is a small price to pay for such beauty.
  • Breathe...
  • If you're hearty and bring a wet suit you can swim until Halloween. At least that's what the triathletes do. The latest I've ever made it (with out a wet suit) is late September.
  • Just jump in
  • go early or go late. parking lot often closes mid day.
  • Go to Walden Pond and place a rock on the pile next to the site of Thoreau's cabin. From main entrance go left. Follow the trail about 2/3 around to signs for "home site"
  • Parking is easy and definitely stop in at the visitor center and watch the 30 minute video about Walden Pond. Great this time of year (late Sept).Very peaceful with many accesses to the shoreline.
  • Parking is $8 for in-state plates. Pay stations accept credit cards.

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