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Winter Woods Walk
Boston Natural Areas Network and the Boston Urban Forest Council, invite you and your family to join local tree experts for an invigorating walk around Jamaica Pond. Together, we’ll learn to identify trees using bark and twig characteristics and investigate the history and urban ecology of Jamaica Pond. The walk is co-sponsored in partnership with the Friends of Jamaica Pond and The Arborway Coalition. We will meet at the Jamaica Pond Boathouse near the intersection of Pond Street and Jamaica Way.
More About Jamaica Pond
Jamaica Pond was scraped from the earth by glaciers and preserved as a park by Frederick Law Olmsted. The spring-fed pond is Boston's largest and purest body of fresh water.
Among the events held here is the Lantern Parade each October, in which thousands of people bring homemade and store-bought lanterns and walk around the pond.
Walkers, often with dogs in tow, make heavy use of the path around the pond. The state stocks the pond with trout for anglers. Boat rental is offered during the summer. Please note that private boats, canoes, etc. are forbidden.
For public transportation: Take the 39 or 41 buses along Centre Street and get off at Parley Avenue (39) or Lakeville (41).