Is Walden Pond Open year round?

Is Walden Pond Open year round?

Walden Pond is open year-round for day use.

What are the hours at Walden Pond?

Operating hours will be 7am to 7:30pm, and the exit gate will lock at 8:00pm. Boat Ramp Gate locked at 7:30pm. Beginning Sunday, April 10th, Walden Pond will be closing at 7:00pm daily.

What time does Walden Pond Close?

Open 7:00am – 8:00pm (5:00am for boats). No dogs or bikes.

Does Walden Pond Close?

Monday to Friday, 5 am to 7:30 pm; weekends, 7 am to 7:30 pm. Boats are welcome on the water starting at 5 am on Saturdays and Sundays. The park is closed to everyone, pedestrians included, when the parking lot is full.

Is it safe to swim in Walden Pond?

The department announced that “beginning on Friday, July 9, 2021, the Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR) will open Walden Pond to open water swimming with enhanced safety measures.” Swimming will be allowed only during morning and evening hours when lifeguards are not on duty.

When can I swim in Walden Pond?

Since lifeguards are on duty between 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. daily, so open-water swimming at Walden Pond is permitted from 5 a.m. to 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. on weekdays, as well as 7 a.m. to 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. on weekends. After Labor Day, open-water swimming is permitted during all park operating hours.

How long is the walk around Walden Pond?

about 1.5 miles
The first question visitors ask: How long is it to walk around Walden Pond? Well, the distance around Walden Pond is about 1.5 miles, which takes about 45 to 60 minutes at a leisurely pace.

When can you start swimming in Walden Pond?

When can you swim at Walden Pond?

Is open water swimming allowed in Walden Pond?

How many people drown in Walden Pond?

No one has drowned at Walden Pond this year. In 2017, a 28-year-old man drowned there. The open-water ban came as Gov. Charlie Baker on Thursday filed a bill to increase fines for swimming outside designated waterfronts.

Is Walden Pond clean?

In his famed book inspired by the stay, Walden, Thoreau describes the place as a quiet, pristine pond in a wooded sanctuary where he lived in solitude. But the place has undoubtedly changed; it’s now severely polluted.