Of Interest

┬ęScot Miller


Walden Woods is the 2,680-acre landscape 18 miles west of Boston that inspired Henry David Thoreau. Even if you never visit Walden Woods, you can sense the importance of protecting the place that cradled Thoreau’s philosophies and led to the American land ethic, the modern conservation movement, and our national parks system.

Conserving that landscape is a fundamental mission of the Walden Woods Project. We manage nearly 170 acres within Walden Woods and work to ensure that this national treasure remains a model of preservation and conservation to inspire an international ethic of environmental stewardship for generations to come. We believe that every community has a “Walden.”

What makes Walden Woods unique

Protecting Thoreau's Walden Woods

Hiking and recreation in Walden Woods

Important and interesting sites in Walden Woods

Each town should have a park, or rather a primitive forest, of five hundred or a thousand acres, where a stick should never be for fuel, a c ommon possesion forever, for instruction and recreation . Walden Wood might have been preserved for our park forever, with Walden in the midst...