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Fresh Pond Reservation, Cambridge

Categories: Wildlife Areas, Jogging Paths, Nature & Parks, Outdoor Activities
Inspirock Rating:
4.2/5 based on 55 reviews on the web
Fresh Pond Reservation consists of 162 acres of open space surrounding and protecting the 155 acre Fresh Pond Reservoir. Fresh Pond Reservoir is a vital part of the drinking water supply system for the City of Cambridge. Fresh Pond is fed by the drinking water system's important upland reservoirs: Hobbs Brook Reservoir in Lincoln, Lexington, and Waltham, and Stony Brook Reservoir in Weston and Waltham. Raw water from Fresh Pond is purified at the adjacent Walter J. Sullivan Water Treatment Facility and pumped to Payson Park Reservoir in Belmont. From there it flows back to the city by gravity, providing drinking water to the residents and businesses of Cambridge.
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  • 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. 
  • 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 complete...  read more »
  • 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. 
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