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Walden Pond State Reservation

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Henry David Thoreau lived in a cabin at Walden Pond from July 1845 to September 1847, keeping a journal of his thoughts and his encounters with nature and society. He collected and revised these observations during the next seven years and published them in the book, Walden. This book is credited with helping to inspire 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. Park Interpreters provide tours and ongoing educational programs.

Visitors are welcome to swim, picnic, hike, use canoes and rowboats, fish, ski-tour and snowshoe. However, fires, camping, pets, off-road vehicles, motorcycles, novelty flotation devices, boats powered by internal combustion engines and wind-powered sail craft are all prohibited.

Location: 915 Walden St, Concord Massachusetts 01742 Telephone 978-369-3254

Other Massachusetts State Parks nearby:
(Uxbridge) Blackstone River/Canal Heritage State Pa
(Hingham) Boston Harbor Islands State Park
(Topsfield) Bradley Palmer State Park
(Framingham) Callahan State Park
(Natick) Cochituate State Park
(Gardner) Dunn Pond State Park

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