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Walden Pond State Reservation

Walden Pond State Reservation
  • Walden Pond State Reservation

Non-motorized boating, cross-country skiing, fishing, hiking, interpretive programs and swimming. Daily Parking fee is $5.

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Walden Pond in Walden Pond State Reservation is located on Massachusetts Route 126 (Walden St. and Concord Rd.) in Concord and Lincoln, MA. The Visitors Center is located at 915 Walden St. in Concord, MA. Walden Pond has been designated a National Historic Landmark. Visitors can swim, picnic, hike, canoe, rowboat, cross-country ski, or snowshoe at Walden Pond State Reservation. It is open from 5:00am to a half-hour after sunset year-round. There is a year-round parking fee and a maximum capacity of 1,000 people for the reservation. For more information, visit the Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation’s Walden Pond State Reservation website or call the Visitors Center at 978-369-3254, visit The Walden Woods Project website or call 781-259-4700, or visit the Friends of Walden Pond, an activity of the Thoreau Society website.

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