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Beautiful spot to walk or run

the 2.5-mile loop might seem off-limits to the uninitiated: there are no trespassing signs. But... read more

Reviewed 8 August 2018
Wellesley, Massachusetts
Bucolic bliss all four seasons

Lake Waban (in the heart of the Wellesley College campus in Wellesley, MA) is a beautiful gem of a... read more

Reviewed 23 July 2018
Patrick R
Wellesley, Mass USA
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21 College Rd, Wellesley College, Wellesley, MA 02482-5703
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Reviewed 8 August 2018

the 2.5-mile loop might seem off-limits to the uninitiated: there are no trespassing signs. But that just means you need to stay on the path, partly owned by Wellesley College and partly owned by a mega-wealthy local family. Great views of the college and the...More

Thank Swellie
Reviewed 23 July 2018

Lake Waban (in the heart of the Wellesley College campus in Wellesley, MA) is a beautiful gem of a spot for a leisurely walk. No matter the season (spring, summer, autumn or winter), you can walk around this gorgeous lake and see nature in its...More

1  Thank Patrick R
Reviewed 19 June 2018

Lake Waban is a local gem, located on the Wellesley College Campus. A perfect location for a nice walk, alone or with a friend. Not sure exactly about the distance around the lake but it takes about an hour and a half to walk. There...More

Thank mdciriello
Reviewed 25 April 2018

Lovely small lake on the Wellesley College Campus. Beautiful trail around the lake with benches for sitting and reflecting. Good for kayaks, canoes, and small sailboats.

Thank Mort77
Reviewed 3 March 2018

The walk around Lake Waban takes about an hour and is really lovely. It is a bit difficult to find the trail but if you enter the Wellesley College campus from Route 16, park in the first parking lot on the right and then walk...More

3  Thank sisu3
Reviewed 29 January 2018

We have been to Lake Waban many many times, since our daughter is a student at Wellesley. It is such a beautiful lake with so many special little spots around it. And so many people from town walk their dogs there!

Thank RobinSyracuse
Reviewed 23 January 2018

Wellesley...if you live here it is just a hop and a skip to enjoy nature in its glory. No matter what the season, this 45 min. if you walk fast, is the most enjoyable thing you can do for yourself.

Thank landal16
Reviewed 22 December 2017

Woodsy trail around the lake and through the Wellesley College Campus. You always certain to see someone on the trail. Its 2.5 miles or so. Great for an afternoon stroll.

Thank James C
Reviewed 22 November 2017

A lovely easy flat walk around Lake Waban surrounded by the beautiful architecture of Wellesley College and woodlands. Not perfect for the elderly or toddlers as there are exposed tree roots and rocks in the woods, but it is rarely much of an incline or...More

Thank I7990PRdonnat
Reviewed 16 November 2017

We've always enjoyed this walk, but it's not the way it used to be. One previous reviewer wrote "so much better than Walden Pond!" Yea. Has anyone been to Walden lately? There is no shrubbery or vegetation along the pond shore -- it's been scoured...More

1  Thank disappskier
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1 August 2018|
Response from mdciriello | Reviewed this property |
I’m sorry, I really don’t know the answer to that question. Although I think I’ve seen people on the water when I walked there. I moved the spring to North Carolina so I won’t be enjoying the lake myself anymore.
Susan M
10 June 2018|
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Response from James C | Reviewed this property |
Nearly 3 miles.