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what is the best freshwater ponds in ma

what is the best freshwater ponds in ma
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     asked this on July 15, 2008 at 06:47 PM
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Let's start with the 800-pound gorilla of New England ponds: Walden Pond, made famous by naturalist and writer Henry David Thoreau. You can fish and swim in the 102-foot-deep glacial kettle pond, plus hike or cross-country ski on trails that cut through 462-acre Walden Pond State Reservation. Less than 20 miles from downtown Boston, note that it does get busy here, plus only 1,000 visitors are allowed in the park at one time to preserve the historic landmark's tranquil character. If you're headed to Cape Cod, Nickerson State Park features eight swimmable kettle ponds, as well as stocked trout fishing, hiking trails, camping (including yurts), and a hookup to the 25-mile Cape Cod Rail Trail. Lastly, in the Berkshires, you might want to try Benedict Pond in Beartown State Forest, a serene and tranquil locals' favorite (don't tell anyone we told you). For more ideas, read Kelly Bevan's in-depth July 2008 article in the local Advocate newspaper (http://www.advocateweekly.com/ci_9766303) about inland swimming holes in the Berkshires.
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     answered this on July 24, 2008 at 10:02 AM
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