Walden Pond State Reservation


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Walden Pond State Reservation


Location:Near Lincoln and Concord in the Greater Boston area.
Facilities:Historic site, beaches (é), picnic area, boat ramp, trails.
Activities:Boating (non-motorized), canoeing, fishing, swimming, hiking, cross-country skiing, guided tours and educational programs.
Special Features:Henry David Thoreau lived at Walden Pond from July 1845 to September 1847, and his experience at Walden provided material for his book <i>Walden</i>, which inspired public awareness and respect for the natural environment. Because of Thoreau's legacy, Walden Pond has been designated a National Historic Landmark and is considered the birthplace of the conservation movement. A replica of Thoreau's house and the location of his modest home are available for viewing by the public. The number of visitors at Walden Pond is limited to no more than 1,000 people at a time, so visitors are advised to call the park in advance to check on availability.
Address:915 Walden St
Concord, MA 01742

Phone:978-369-3254
Web: www.mass.gov/dcr/parks/northeast/wldn.htm
Size: 400 acres.

See other parks in Massachusetts.
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Thoreau's sense of ecology is stressed at Walden Pond State Reservation, as opposed to his sense of dissidence.
Composting toilets are used at Leominster State Forest, the Doyle Conservation Center in Leominster, at the public beach on Wallum Lake in Douglas and at Walden Pond State Reservation in Concord, to name a few places in this state.
Since then I have been threatened with more of the same for simply distributing a flyer denouncing Park authorities at Walden Pond State Reservation. How hypocritical that the Park, created as a direct result of Thoreau's fame, would suppress the voice of a citizen following Thoreau's very advice: "Let your life be a counter friction to stop the machine." How duplicitous that the Thoreau Society refuses to answer my correspondence regarding this matter.