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Fresh Pond Reservation

#23 of 76 things to do in Cambridge Features Animals
250 Fresh Pond Pkwy, Cambridge, MA 02138-2101
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If you love dogs, this is the place to go: it is one of the only public spaces where Cambridge dogs... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Cambridge, Massachusetts

A perfect place with great views. The walk around the pond is about two miles and really... read more

Reviewed 10 October 2016
Toronto, Canada
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250 Fresh Pond Pkwy, Cambridge, MA 02138-2101

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Reviewed 2 days ago

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 10 October 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
Reviewed 25 August 2016

Great place to walk or run to get fit. I usually just like to stroll around the lake, it's also on the way to buy groceries. Try to get there while there is sunlight, it gets creepy when it's completely dark.

Thank pinacolada2017
Reviewed 10 July 2016

We stayed at a friend's place nearby for two weeks. Took our dog here every day. A wonderful community asset and off-leash area for dogs.

Thank Maggie A
Reviewed 25 May 2016

Many dog walkers, runner and bikers. Great for spotting birds, and make sure you take time to visit Blacks Nook-- the flowers and plants are wonderful!

Thank Deanna D
Reviewed 26 April 2016 via mobile

I wouldn't go out of my way to come here... For being a reservation, there are a lot of fences, almost claustrophobic feeling. Also kind of hard to get to and into with all the fences.

1  Thank Cara C
Reviewed 19 April 2016

On my first visit, the sun was setting and the pond appeared too large to walk around before dark. I soon returned when the sun allowed more time. The walk around the pond is lovely and easy. It is also very popular and maintained so...More

Thank KIKIg28
Reviewed 13 March 2016

Very good for a nice run around the reservoir. I just can't give the highest rating because much of the reservoir is fenced up, therefore marring the view.

Thank sam t
Reviewed 24 December 2015

Step away from your screens and laptops and take a refreshing power walk around Fresh Pond. Free and fun. Grab your canine companion and get out on the trail which winds around this large pond. Stop and watch the water fowl. Fling a frisbee for...More

Thank PEEZGlobal
Reviewed 30 October 2015 via mobile

A real little oasis. Beautiful to walk or run in the trees. And at 10am on Saturdays there is a free times run - either one lap around the pond (2.5mi) or 2 laps (5mi). There are also lots of Ranger-supported nature events at the...More

Thank fitbug2010
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Could I bring a picnic here?
20 August 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