Walden Pond State Reservation

Walden Pond State Reservation protects a large pond, called Walden Pond, that was made famous by the writings of Henry David Thoreau in the mid-1800’s. His famous transcendentalist book inspired countless others to begin exploring nature as a means of escape from the busyness and corrupt politics taking place in larger urban areas. The park also has a number of hiking trails that both circumnavigate the pond, as well as the surrounding terrain, connecting with other parks in the area. A key point of interest is also the site of Thoreau’s cabin, found on the northwest side of Walden Pond.