Walden Pond

Thoreau went to the woods because he wished to live deliberately.  From 1845 until 1847, Thoreau lived in a cabin near the shores of Walden Pond.  His account of his experience Walden; or, Life in the Woods has made the location famous.

I’m so glad I had the chance to follow in Thoreau’s footsteps and wander around Walden Pond.  I watched swimmers quietly swimming laps.  I enjoyed the cool shade beneath the pine trees as the sun sparkled on the lake.  I thought about life.

Thoreau’s cabin is no longer standing, but you can still visit the house site and learn about the original structure.  (While I was there, a film crew was shooting a documentary!)

Walden Pond, located near Lincoln and Concord in the Greater Boston Area, open daily 8 am-6:30 pm. For further information, visit the website.

Walden Pond will always hold a special place in my heart because it’s the spot where I got engaged.  Feel free to read about my proposal.

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