Walden Pond

Maynard, Massachusetts 01754

Walden Pond

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."

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Trail Information

Maynard
Nearby City
2.5
Distance
Loop/Lollipop
Trail Type
Easy
Skill Level
1.5 hours
Duration
Year-round
Season
USGS: Maynard, MA
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