Walden Pond

sights / Parks & gardens

Walden Pond information

Location
Concord , USA
Address
915 Walden St
More information
www.mass.gov/dcr/parks/walden
Prices
parking $8-10
Opening hours
dawn-dusk
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Thoreau took the naturalist beliefs of Transcendentalism out of the realm of theory and into practice when he left the comforts of town and built a rustic cabin at Walden Pond. Now a state park, the glacial pond is surrounded by acres of forest. There's a swimming beach and facilities on the southern side, and a 1.5-mile footpath circles the large pond. The site of Thoreau’s cabin is on the northeastern side, marked by a cairn and signs.

The park gets packed when the weather is warm; the number of visitors is restricted, so arrive early in summer.