Thoreau Family Pencil Making, Monday,October 10, 2016, 2:00-3:00pm

September 23, 2016

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

Autumnal Tints, Sundays, October 9, 23, &30, 2016; 1:00pm-2:00pm

September 23, 2016

“October is the month for painted leaves,” Henry David Thoreau wrote in his classic treatise on fall, Autumnal Tints. Join a park interpreter to celebrate and learn the reasons behind New England’s autumn leaf colors during the one-hour walk. We will meet at the Thoreau house replica. Please wear sturdy shoes and dress for the weather. Children must be accompanied by an adult. autumnaltints

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.