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.