“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.
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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, 1:00-3:00pmSeptember 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.
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.
Join us for an interpretive walk on the Pond Path. Thoreau was a keen observer and recorder 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 Replica house located near the main parking lot. Please wear proper walking shoes and bring your water and sunscreen. Children must be accompanied by an adult.
Sundays, July 5, 12, 19, 26 (10am-12pm at the Replica) (1pm-3pm at the House Site)
Mondays, July 6, 13, 20, 27 (10am-11am at the Replica)
Wednesdays, July 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 (10am-12pm at the Replica)
Friday, July 3 (10am-12pm at the Replica)
Fridays, July 3, 10, 17, 24, 31 (1pm-3pm at the House Site)
Saturdays, July 11, 18, 25 (1pm-3pm at the Replica)
Join a park interpreter for fun and informative learning about Henry David Thoreau’s life and stay at Walden Pond. Bring insect/tick repellent, sunscreen, and water. Dress for the weather. For all ages.
For more information, call (978) 369-3254.
Wednesday, September 9th, 9 a.m. – 10 a.m.
Wednesday, September 23rd, 1 p.m. – 2 p.m.
Join a Park Interpreter for a hike along the trails of Walden Pond. Familiarize yourself with the trees and history of this beautiful area. Please meet at the Thoreau House Replica located near the main parking lot.
Sunday, September 13th, 2009, 1:00p.m. – 2:30p.m.
Into the Woods – How has the forest changed since Henry David Thoreau lived at Walden Pond? Identify some of our common trees and other flora at Walden Pond today and discover fascinating facts and historical uses of these trees and plants in Massachusetts. We’ll hike approximately one mile over moderate terrain while finding and identifying specific flora. Please meet at the Thoreau house replica, located near the main parking area. Be sure to wear footwear appropriate for hiking. All children must be accompanied by an adult. For more information, please call 978.369.3254. Parking Fee: $5