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Walden Pond Professional Review and Guide
"Perhaps the most famous kettle hole in the world, Walden Pond is the former home of Henry David Thoreau. This 2.5-mile circuit includes much of the popular Pond Path that circles Walden Pond, but also includes a brief diversion to a quieter corner of the reservation, where turtles sun on fallen logs and thrushes sing beside a shady cliff. In 1854, Thoreau wrote in Walden, “All change is a miracle to contemplate; but it is a miracle which is taking place every instant.” While much has changed since 1845, the year Thoreau built a modest cabin near the pond’s shore, the 462-acre forested reservation that surrounds the 100-foot-deep pond remains an evolving natural treasure in the heart of New England’s most populated region."
--Jeffrey Romano, 100 Classic Hikes in New England (The Mountaineers Books).
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