Watering holes can be a great place to visit but are not always easy to locate. Believe it or not, there are many in our local area that are worth checking out.
1. Morses Pond – Wellesley, MA
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This spot is open seven days a week from June 6th until August 19th and is available for residents and non-residents of Wellesley. Morses Pond offers the option for residents to either purchase a summer beach tag or pay for daily passes as they please.
2. Crystal Lake – Newton, MA
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Located in Newton, MA, Crystal Lake offers many activities for Newton Residents. In addition to fishing and boating, Crystal Lake also offers swimming lessons for members. Members of all ages can take advantage of these lessons and there are four sessions throughout the summer.
3. Cochituate State Park – Natick, MA
Photo: The Boston Globe
Take your family to the lake for some fishing, swimming, boating, canoeing, kayaking and sailing. Cochituate State Park is opening to residents and non-residents, but offers a parking discount to those who live in Natick. The park is open daily, sunrise to sunset.
4. Walden Pond – Concord, MA
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This lovely spot is inspired by Henry David Throeau, where you can visit the replica of his cabin. Take an escape into nature and spend the day swimming, exploring by the pond or even boating. Everyone is welcome to Walden Pond but are required to pay for parking.
5. Wayland Town Beach – Wayland, MA
Photo: Wayland Recreation Department
Requiring a membership for both Wayland residents and non-residents, anyone can enjoy Wayland’s town beach. This spot offers a picnic area with charcoal grills, boating, a playground, outdoor showers, basketball courts and much more. Swimming lessons are offered in one-week sessions Monday-Thursday for 30 minutes. Wayland Town Beach also offers other activities such as sailing lessons, Grandparents Day and Beach Fun Days.
6. Valley Pond – Weston, MA
Located in Weston, MA this is a private location that offers a beach, fishing, paddle boats and sailing for those who visit.