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Fresh Pond Reservation

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Beautiful spot

If you want a restful walk with beautiful pond views, this is the place. It about 2 1/4 miles... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Cambridge, Massachusetts
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Really that great

In Cambridge amongst the left wing liberals is a great hidden spot with woods parks and a pond... read more

Reviewed June 14, 2018
boston ma
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250 Fresh Pond Pkwy, Cambridge, MA 02138-2101
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

If you want a restful walk with beautiful pond views, this is the place. It about 2 1/4 miles around and takes an hour or less to walk around. There are grassy areas for picnicking.

Thank packedlite
Reviewed June 14, 2018 via mobile

In Cambridge amongst the left wing liberals is a great hidden spot with woods parks and a pond. Free with of course awful parking.. it is a cambridge status symbol. Great break from central or Harvard square

Thank animalhc
Reviewed April 1, 2018

Running around Fresh Pond is a great way to get your running morning exercise in a less stressful environment.

Thank Maynard C
Reviewed February 4, 2018 via mobile

One of my local favorite places to take a walk. Lots of trees and open green areas. The water is protected so no fishing or swimming. Bring a good pair of sneakers. The walking area is pretty much flat so it makes for an easy...More

1  Thank GuySBosMia
Reviewed August 29, 2017 via mobile

Fantastic 2.5 mile trail for walking, running or bike riding. A great place for young children to learn to ride a bike. Great for spotting animals with kids and a lovely play area on site. My kids love watching the dogs swim at 'dog pond'....More

Thank michelskt
Reviewed August 9, 2017

I come here every evening to let my dog play off leash. Beware of the park ranger if your off-leash pup hasn't got a Cambridge dog license. The place used to be a lot more attuned to the needs of residents and still offers a...More

1  Thank sherpadog
Reviewed July 10, 2017

Just a few steps off Concord Avenue with its heavy traffic is this delightful place to escape the traffic. I'm not sure where you can park because only Cambridge residents are allowed to use the parking lot. There's a two-mile walk around the reservoir, a...More

Thank carolagate
Reviewed May 26, 2017

People from around Cambridge and beyond come to this 2+ mile trail around Fresh Pond. We walk, ride bikes, walk dogs, run, and whatever comes to mind. It is a respite amidst busy lives and distraction. Nice spot.

Thank Nancy2005
Reviewed May 23, 2017

If you love dogs, this is the place to go: it is one of the only public spaces where Cambridge dogs can go off-leash (sorry, dogs from neighboring towns are leash-bound, although I believe they can still swim at the designated dog beach). If you...More

Thank Wahini2014
Reviewed October 10, 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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June 10, 2017|
Response from Nancy2005 | Reviewed this property |
Parking is street parking and scarce. I often shop around there and leave my car in one of those lots while I walk the pond.
August 20, 2015|
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Response from packedlite | Reviewed this property |
Yes, but there are no picnic tables just benches in a few spots or you can find an open space to put a blanket. Just be aware that Cambridge dogs are allowed off-leash in some areas. They are usually well-behaved, but... More