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Fresh Pond Reservation
Reviewed 13 May 2014

Come spring and Fresh Pond is filled with cyclists, joggers, walker, dogs, strollers, wheelchairs. Happy dogs splashing in a side pond, or lolling about on lawns with their content owners. Cyclists and runners make their way around the beautiful 2 mile perimeter of the pond. It is brilliantly cared for by Reservation staff and volunteers, they are always improving it and have great guided walks (occasionally), and informative info as well as water bowls for dog and fountains for humans.

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Reviewed 10 May 2014

I have lived in Cambridge in the past and run around Fresh Pond many times. On my trip there this year, I walked it with a friend. We enjoyed seeing many birds and flowering bushes and trees. Please spend some time there, it really is pretty.

Thank Betsy G
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Reviewed 5 March 2014

There are well kept trails all around the lake. I enjoyed walking there always in sight of the lake. All around the lake was a bit too far for me so I returned on the trail that I went on and liked it as well on my return.

Thank vishty
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Reviewed 4 January 2014

Freshwater Pond is a quiet oasis in the heart of Cambridge that caters to off-leash dog walking, joggers and strollers. It's kilometres long trail around the pond will keep you occupied for hours. The only setback is that Cambridge doesn't cater to non-resident parking, so either walk there, or risk being able to find one of the few parking spots along the surrounding ring roads.

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Reviewed 10 October 2013

The trail around the Pond is approximately 2.5 miles, two laps means 5 miles, 4 laps means 10 miles, so it is a good place to time yourself because the math is easy. The parking area has drinking fountains and a nice bathroom, and there is a drinking fountain on the far side of the pond Usually I connect from the nearby Minuteman Trail by crossing the busy Alewife district. This is the Cambridge water supply, so you are not allowed near the pond itself, a big chain link fence surrounds the pond, and additionally there is lots of poison ivy inside the fence. So that might be a bit disenchanting to some. The circuit is mainly flat except for a stretch of slightly raised elevation clockwise from twelve to two o'clock from the parking area. There is not a lot of bicycling traffic, and the trail is mostly wide enough to pass any clump of walkers.

1  Thank craig_and_donna
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