Walden Pond

By - 5/16/14 - 5:01 pm

The state Department of Conservation and Recreation said today "open-water swimming" will continue to be allowed at the historic Concord pond, but that people really shouldn't try it until they know what they're doing:

Over the last three years, there have been 28 saves by lifeguards at DCR's Walden Pond, 13 of these saves came from outside of the designated swimming areas. Water rescues

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By - 5/15/14 - 11:03 pm

UPDATE: Never mind, DCR says.

Paul Levy considers a DCR proposal to try to stop people from swimming across the historic kettle hole:

Why now? [Open-water swimming] has existed at the lake for decades. What is prompting this proposed change that didn't exist years ago? (I guess there were some similar thoughts in 2010.) Those engaged in OWS are adults who understand the

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By - 1/20/13 - 11:53 am

The Smithsonian reports further evidence of climate change comes from Walden Pond, where plants in 2012 bloomed earlier than ever before recorded - and records go back to 1852, when Henry David Thoreau kept track:

"We were amazed that wildflowers in Concord flowered almost a month earlier in 2012 than they did in Thoreau’s time or any other recent year, and it turns out

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By - 7/10/11 - 9:28 am

Thoreau and phone

Views of the Northeast went on a walk around Walden Pond the other day.

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By - 9/10/10 - 6:52 am

Wicked Local Concord reports that a) there are freshwater jellyfish and b) they've been found by the thousands in Walden Pond.

By - 4/3/09 - 12:18 am
Henry

Chris Devers reports that if the statue is life-sized, then Thoreau was pretty short.

Used under this Creative Commons license.

By - 3/18/09 - 5:51 pm

Was walking across pond as a shortcut.

Thanks to Kaz for suggesting how to improve the headline.

By - 1/8/09 - 10:24 am

Jett Travolta's seizure-related death gets Christine to remembering when her friend Andy drowned at Walden Pond after suffering a seizure.

By - 2/25/08 - 9:22 am

Evan reports on his trek (so no, he didn't fall through); he saw plenty of ice-fishing holes and a snowman standing on the ice in the middle of the pond.

Joe Driscoll stayed firmly on solid ground as he photographed Forest Hills Cemetery in the snow.