Thoreau Ramble & Explore Trails at Walden Pond

  • May 19, 2013 · 10:45 AM
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Come join us for a leisurely hike around historic Walden Pond and explore some of the surrounding trails. 

Henry David Thoreau lived at Walden Pond from July 1845 to September 1847. His experience at Walden provided the material for the book Walden, which 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. The Reservation includes the 102-foot deep glacial kettle-hole pond. Mostly undeveloped woods totaling 2680 acres, called "Walden Woods," surround the reservation.  

First we’ll meet at the replica of Thoreau’s cabin near the parking lots for a brief group introduction. A Park Interpreter will join us and take us on a 'Thoreau Ramble' and share with us Thoreau’s experiences at Walden Pond, and his literary legacy. We'll cross the road and follow the path leading to the actual site of Thoreau’s cabin overlooking the pond shore, and visit other points of interest along the way.  From there we'll choose from several trails to explore.

 

Links:
http://www.mass.gov/dcr/parks/walden/

Directions:

http://www.mass.gov/dcr/parks/walden/directions.htm

Trail Map:
http://www.mass.gov/dcr/parks/trails/walden.pdf
http://www.walden.org/Explore/Visiting_Walden_Woods/Guided_Programs/Walden_Pond_Hike

Please bring sunscreen, bug repellent, water, snacks, camera, sturdy hiking boots, and $5 for the parking fee. Please allow about 2 hours for the lecture and hike. No pets are allowed with the exception of a working guide dog.  If anyone is interested in car pooling please post a message to the group. Note, the $5 entry fee is collected by an automated machine and accepts cash or debit/credit card. 

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  • Susan R.

    Always wanted to go to walden pond. Glad I was able to attend. Thanks for organizing this event.

    May 24, 2013

  • Lee Att L.

    What a gift of weather, waik, info and friends - did HDT bless our visit to gather more support? I expect he's still unhappy about those trains - Thank you Sheila - pleasant times to all

    2 · May 19, 2013

  • Xiaobin

    I truly enjoyed the walk and the guided tour!

    1 · May 19, 2013

  • Donna M.

    Beautiful day, learned lots, nice hike and escaped bad weather yet again. Had never been before so glad to finally see it.

    1 · May 19, 2013

  • Gladys M.

    Loved it. The interpretation, though a bit long-winded was informative and appreciated. The hike was refreshing and the weather was Outstanding.

    1 · May 19, 2013

  • Carol L.

    Thank you Sheila! Hiking and history; great combination!

    1 · May 19, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Sorry ended up sick this morning.

    May 19, 2013

  • Bob W

    Sorry, I've made other plans.

    May 19, 2013

  • Sheila B

    Hey Melissa - sorry no dogs except working guide dogs.

    May 18, 2013

  • Reina R.

    I hope to join group tomorrow. Reina

    May 18, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    can we bring our dogs with us?

    May 18, 2013

  • Terry R.

    Last minute change of plans. Opening spots for others.

    May 17, 2013

  • Grace M.

    Sorry I have to go out of town.

    May 16, 2013

  • karen j.

    Sorry I have to cancel

    May 16, 2013

  • Odette H.

    Sorry, must cancel

    May 16, 2013

  • John C

    It looks like a friend and I will be doing Cardigan on Sat. It's tempting to try both but I can't deprive someone of the spot since doing both seems unlikely. Enjoy yourselves!

    May 15, 2013

  • Lisa

    I was looking forward to this event, but I must now decline due to an injury.

    May 14, 2013

  • Alan

    Depends on when

    May 13, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Fingers Crossed! :)

    March 24, 2013

  • Sheila B

    Wait list is now available :)

    February 13, 2013

  • Sheila B

    Hey Claudia ~ you should be able to RSVP Yes then you'll be placed on a wait list. Let me know if you have any issues.

    February 13, 2013

    • Claudia L.

      Hello Sheila. The RSVP is close. Thank you ;)

      February 13, 2013

  • Claudia L.

    How do I get on the waiting list?

    February 13, 2013

  • Gladys M.

    Yes! See you there!

    February 12, 2013

  • Sheila B

    Date has been chosen, hopefully you can all still attend. If not please update your RSVP. Thanks all!

    February 11, 2013

  • Yvonne

    Guided tour sounds great. Hope it's scheduled for mid May. I will be away May 4-11.

    February 4, 2013

  • Lee Att L.

    A guided tour in May appears inviting

    January 24, 2013

  • Gladys M.

    If the date works, I'm in.

    January 23, 2013

  • Gladys M.

    Sounds good. Guided tour especially.

    January 23, 2013

  • Sheila B

    Hi all....I'm looking to schedule this in early-mid May, before the busy swimming season sets in. Also let me know if there's interest in a guided walk.

    January 22, 2013

    • Karyn W.

      Yes, I am interested especially if it happens on a Saturday or Sunday. Thanks.

      January 23, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Depends on date. Thanks!

    January 23, 2013

  • Alan

    Depends on when

    January 23, 2013

  • John C

    I've done a few hikes here and it is a really nice, pleasant, pretty place for a hike. If this is during a weekend I'm almost certain in [.. especially since it's closer to home for me :-0 ]

    1 · January 22, 2013

  • John C

    If it's a weekend I'm almost certain in.

    January 22, 2013

  • Jim V.

    I can let you know when there is a date. It sounds great but I have a lot going on in the spring. I'll have to play it by ear.

    January 22, 2013

  • Bob W

    If the date is right,I will go. Weekends are best.

    January 22, 2013

  • Terry R.

    Hoping for a day I'm available

    January 22, 2013

  • Terry R.

    I so wanted to do this this past fall, but I couldn't free up enough time for it. Country me in!

    January 22, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Depending on when this is, I would love to go.

    January 22, 2013

  • Youngmi

    When is the date going be?

    January 22, 2013

  • Karyn W.

    I'm interested in going, but I really need a date before I can make a decision. Thanks!

    January 22, 2013

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