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Fresh Pond Reservation

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Address: 250 Fresh Pond Pkwy, Cambridge, MA 02138-2101

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A perfect place with great views. The walk around the pond is about two miles and really enjoyable.Lots of people walking their well behaved dogs and enjoying themselves. A real... read more

Reviewed 10 October 2016
Toronto, Canada

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Toronto, Canada
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133 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 October 2016

A perfect place with great views. The walk around the pond is about two miles and really enjoyable.Lots of people walking their well behaved dogs and enjoying themselves. A real gem.

Thank simonr652014
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 August 2016

Great place to walk or run to get fit. I usually just like to stroll around the lake, it's also on the way to buy groceries. Try to get there while there is sunlight, it gets creepy when it's completely dark.

Thank pinacolada2017
Seattle, Washington, United States
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36 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 July 2016

We stayed at a friend's place nearby for two weeks. Took our dog here every day. A wonderful community asset and off-leash area for dogs.

Thank Maggie A
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16 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 May 2016

Many dog walkers, runner and bikers. Great for spotting birds, and make sure you take time to visit Blacks Nook-- the flowers and plants are wonderful!

Thank Deanna D
Boston, Massachusetts
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507 reviews
243 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 109 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 April 2016 via mobile

I wouldn't go out of my way to come here... For being a reservation, there are a lot of fences, almost claustrophobic feeling. Also kind of hard to get to and into with all the fences.

1 Thank Cara C
Newton, Massachusetts
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18 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 April 2016

On my first visit, the sun was setting and the pond appeared too large to walk around before dark. I soon returned when the sun allowed more time. The walk around the pond is lovely and easy. It is also very popular and maintained so do not expect a nature trail complete with wildlife frolicking about. The chain link fence... More 

Thank KIKIg28
Medford, Massachusetts
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17 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 March 2016

Very good for a nice run around the reservoir. I just can't give the highest rating because much of the reservoir is fenced up, therefore marring the view.

Thank sam t
Provincetown, Massachusetts
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44 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 December 2015

Step away from your screens and laptops and take a refreshing power walk around Fresh Pond. Free and fun. Grab your canine companion and get out on the trail which winds around this large pond. Stop and watch the water fowl. Fling a frisbee for your dog and enjoy the quiet sunshine. Path is about 2 miles around on fairly... More 

Thank PEEZGlobal
London, England
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129 reviews
33 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 October 2015 via mobile

A real little oasis. Beautiful to walk or run in the trees. And at 10am on Saturdays there is a free times run - either one lap around the pond (2.5mi) or 2 laps (5mi). There are also lots of Ranger-supported nature events at the weekend for all of the family - see the noticeboard by the Water Works. Also... More 

Thank fitbug2010
Boston, Massachusetts
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95 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 October 2015

The quiet path shaded by trees hosts numerous dogs and walkers. It is too busy for serious bikers, but ok for kids cruising along or slower biking. There is an extra path that follows the water the whole way and extends the path a little to 2.5 miles around the pond.

Thank KCB0930

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