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A pleasant day at a pond

I found the pond to be a refreshing change from the ocean.I like that the public can have access... read more

Reviewed September 19, 2018
richard p
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Serenity and beautiful

The Puffer's pond is so beautiful surrounded by trees. You can picnic and swim in the pond. Good... read more

Reviewed August 28, 2018
Amherst, Massachusetts
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Reviewed September 19, 2018 via mobile

I found the pond to be a refreshing change from the ocean.I like that the public can have access. Parked on the road and walked down. I hope it stays just like it is.

Thank richard p
Reviewed August 28, 2018 via mobile

The Puffer's pond is so beautiful surrounded by trees. You can picnic and swim in the pond. Good for families .

Thank nelufarraza00
Reviewed July 11, 2018

Took the bus up to this place on my way to go shopping it is open to the public and has a park and swimming area nearby

Thank Marie C
Reviewed June 24, 2018

I love Puffer's pond in the summer and try to swim there every day. It's pretty cold water, but with nice warm spots. You can swim the length of the pond, which is a good workout, and just swim. It can be crowded on the...More

3  Thank Conniefay
Reviewed January 28, 2018

Good place to start a walk. Several trails to walk here. Parking can be a bit crowded depending on the time.

Thank S A
Reviewed December 5, 2017

Walked here with family over Thanksgiving weekend. A very peaceful, family friendly spot with an easy walk around part of the pond and then into the wooded hillside beside it and back (loop trail).

1  Thank Alison L S
Reviewed October 22, 2017 via mobile

Former mill pond has trail around one side and road around other side. Trail is a bit rough but not too difficult on foot. Has two beaches.

Thank Eric_F854
Reviewed October 10, 2017

Wonderfull place to visit and walk alongside the pound, boating or just enjoying the river landscape.

Thank Andreia Q
Reviewed September 3, 2017

I came here in the late evening with friends for a swim. It wasn't too busy and the water was pleasant. Some people were enjoying jumping off the rocks, some were swimming from one end to the other and some were paddling. There were some...More

1  Thank Squeaks86
Reviewed August 16, 2017 via mobile

Stopped by with my 7 & 13 year old. Saw several people swimming off the two sandy beaches. We really enjoyed walking on the Robert Frost trail. Worth a 20-30 minute stop.

Thank Cleow2013
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July 10, 2016|
Response from fireUrchin-b |
Best real advice for hiking the path the "circles" Puffers Pond is someone could walk the public path and continue around by walking back to the second beach and down to Mill St, walk the street around. The public path goes... More