Thoreau’s Stay at Walden-at the Replica, Sundays, October 2, 9, 23, & 30, and Mondays, October 10 & 31, 10:00am-12:00pm; Saturdays, October 1, 8, & 15; and Sunday, October 16, 2016, 1:00-3:00pm

September 23, 2016

Join a park interpreter at the Thoreau house replica for fun and informative learning about Henry David Thoreau’s life and his stay at Walden Pond. Please remember that on warm days and holidays, Walden Pond often closes because of visitor capacity. Visitors are strongly encouraged to call the park headquarters (978-369-3254) and listen to the voice message before planning a trip or attending a program. Don’t forget your sunscreen and/or insect repellent. Suitable for all ages. House Sketch

StoryWalk™, Saturdays, October 1, 8, 15, &29, 2016, 10:00am-12:00pm, starting at the Replica House

September 23, 2016

Step inside a storybook as you stroll past book passages placed on the Pond Trail. Fun for the whole family. Children must be accompanied by an adult. The program starts at the Thoreau house replica. Sunscreen is recommended. Stop by any time in this 2-hr. window.its-fall

Fun Times: Lake Walden Amusement Park, Sundays, Sept. 4, 11, 18, & 25, 11am-12pm, 2016

September 3, 2016

Meet a park interpreter at Ice Fort Cove at the back of Walden Pond where the voices of merrymaking from the Walden Pond Amusement Park once echoed by the shore! Learn about the boat rentals, dancing, and picnicking by large numbers of “day trippers” who came visiting by train from the city starting in 1868. Stop by an tipeopleme in this one-hour window.

StoryWalk™, Saturdays, Sept. 3, 10, 17, & 24, 10-12pm, 2016

September 3, 2016

Step inside Linda Glaser’s “It’s Fall!” story book as you stroll past book passages placed on the Pond Path. Fun for the whole family. Children must be accompanied by an adult. StoryWalk™ starts in front the Thoreau replica house. Falling-Leaves_lg

Looking forward to our New Walden Visitor Center, Mondays (September 5, 12, 19, & 26); Thursday (September 8, 15, & 22), 10am-12pm at the House Replica, 2016

September 3, 2016

Stop by to learn about the new, green visitor center being built at Walden Pond. Hear from a park interpreter about the future exibits featuring the legacy of Henry David Thoreau and get a look at the plans for this energy efficient building.visitorcenter

Reading Walden’s Landscape, Tuesdays, Sept. 6, 13, & 20, 2016

September 3, 2016

Join us for an interpretive walk on the Pond Path. Thoreau was a keen observer and meticulous documenter of nature. We will identify wildflowers, ferns, shrubs, and trees, and interpret the forested landscape as Thoreau would have done. We will discuss forest succession and will also share some descriptive passages from Thoreau’s book, Walden. Meet in front of the Thoreau house replica near the Main Parking Lot. Please wear proper walking shoes and bring your water and sunscreen. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

Thoreau’s Stay at Walden, Wednesdays, Sept. 7, 14, 21 & 28, 10am-12pm; Fridays, Sept. 2, 9, 16, 23, & 30, 1-3pm; Sundays, Sept. 4, 11, 18, & 25, 1-3pm; Mondays, Sept. 5 & 19, 1-3pm; Tues., Sept. 13, 1-3pm, 2016, at the Replica house

September 3, 2016

Join a park interpreter at the Thoreau house replica for fun and informative learning about Henry David Thoreau’s life and his stay at Walden Pond. On hot summer days, holidays, and weekends, Walden Pond State Reservation often closes because of visitor capacity. Visitors are strongly encouraged to call the park headquarters and listen to the voice message before planning at trip or attending a program at 978-369-3254. sophia's house drawing

Thoreau Family Pencil Making, Saturdays, September 3, 17, & 24, 2016, 1-2pm

September 3, 2016

Come and learn about the Thoreau family’s pencil making business! Henry David Thoreau is a renowned writer and thinker, but he also worked a lot with his hands. Not only did he build his house himself, but he also improved the methods of pencil making in his family’s business. Join a park interpreter near thad-pencils[1]e parking lot for a look into this little-known side of Henry. We will have pencil-making activity; children will leave with their own working pencil. Appropriate for children ages 6-12 accompanied by an adult.

Thoreau Evening Ramble, Monday, September 26, 5-6pm, 2016

September 3, 2016

Join park staff at the Thoreau house replica, near the main parking lot, for a program about Henry David Thoreau, his stay at Walden Pond, and his literary, environmental, and human rights legacy. This program is for visitors of all ages. We will hike along the pond 1/2 mile to the original location of Thoreau’s house. Wear comfortable shoes and bring water and sunscreen as appropriate. clip_image002

Want to come explore Heywood Meadow? Join our interpretive staff for “Exploring pond-life like Thoreau!”Fridays, September 9 & 23, 2016

September 3, 2016

Now is your chance to learn about some of the local pond fauna by joining an interpreter for a walk to Heywood Meadow. Meet us down by the Main Beach bike racks and come explore one of our property’s wetlands. Please wear sturdy and comfortable walking shoes. We will take a 40-minute hike over uneven terrain to reach the Meadow. Children should be supervised by and adult. Insect repellent on clothes (not on hands), water, and hiking boots recommended.pondlife