Walden Pond

Concord, Massachusetts 1742

Walden Pond

Walden Pond Professional Guide

Detailed Trail Description from our Guidebook

"All paddlers in the Northeast should, at some point, make a pilgrimage to Walden Pond. Here we revere Henry David Thoreau, who penned in Walden the reason why many of us seek solitude in nature:
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, and not, when I came to die, discover that I had not lived."

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Trail Information

Nearby City
Skill Level
2 hours
Class I
Spring through Fall
Walden Pond State Reservation, mass.gov/eea/agencies/dcr/ massparks/region-north/walden-pond-state-reservation.html, 978-369-3254
Local Contacts
Massachusetts Atlas & Gazetteer, Map 40: D5; USGS Maynard
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Dec 2018