Pond is located near Concord, Massachusetts state in USA. It covers an
area of about 61 acres (25 ha).
is most famous for its resident- Henry David Thoreau who lived on its
shores for 2 years 2 months and 2 days starting with July of 1845 to
September 1847. Here he wrote his famous
on life in the Woods. “I lived here in the woods a mile from any neighbor in a house which I
had built myself, on the
Walden Pond, in
Massachusetts, and earned my living by the labor of my hands only”. The remains of the original chimney were found in 1945
on the North shore of the Walden Pond. A new cabin
was recreated in the modern times to the East of the original location.
Additionally an amusement park was constructed on the Western shores of
the lake, unfortunately it was burned down in 1902 and was never
was designated a National Historic Landmark and
today is part of
Massachusetts’ Walden Pond State Reservation that covers 2680 acres of Walden
Woods. Unfortunately only a small quota of 1000 at a time is allowed in
the park to minimize human impact and avoid congestion. It would be wise
to call in advance to check for parking availability. The fee
for a vehicle is $5 per day. You can to Walden Pond and spend time
swimming, hiking through the Walden Woods, fishing and many
others. There are few picnic locations as well as canoes and
rowboats that can be taken to the centre of the lake. However
keep in mind that no open fires, alcohol, off road vehicles and
boats powered by engines are prohibited within park's borders.
addition to being a popular swimming destination in the summer,
Walden Pond State Reservation provides opportunities for boating,
hiking, picnicking, and fishing. In 2015, Massachusetts state
conservation officials warned swimmers to stay out of Walden Pond,
"after a routine test there revealed a high level of potentially
dangerous bacteria." These bacteria included enterococcous, "a
pathogen that in severe cases can cause digestive ailments including
vomiting and diarrhea." There is a replica of Thoreau's cabin
available for viewing. The reservation is open year-round for day
use, but does not allow camping overnight.
Walden pond and
reservation are located to the south of state highway MA-2 / MA-2A.
Highway MA-126 passes through the reservation. The Fitchburg Line of
the MBTA Commuter Rail passes west of the pond; however, the nearest
station is in Concord center, 1.4 miles northwest of the