Walden Pond (NRIS 66000790)
1.5 mi. S of Concord,
Massachusetts. County/parish: Middlesex.
1 contributing site.
Added to the National Register of Historic Places
October 15, 1966.
Also known as:
- Walden Pond State Reservation
- Walden Pond
- Walden Pond is a lake in Concord, Massachusetts, in the United States. A famous example of a kettle hole, it was formed by retreating glaciers 10,000–12,000 years ago. The pond is protected as part of Walden Pond State Reservation, a 335-acre (136 ha) state park and recreation site managed by the Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation. The reservation was designated a National Historic Landmark in 1962 for its association with the writer Henry David Thoreau (1817–1862), whose two years living in a cabin on its shore provided the foundation for his most famous work, Walden; or, Life in the Woods. (read more...)
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National Park Service documentation: https://npgallery.nps.gov/AssetDetail/NRIS/66000790