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Trail Opened on Bear Garden Hill

May 10, 2017

We recently completed a new recreational trail on our Bear Garden Hill/Boiling Spring property in Concord. The short loop trail brings visitors to a section of this 42‐acre site, that has largely been unexplored by the public. Bear Garden Hill is the first land the Walden Woods Project protected. It

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WWP Embarks on Renewable Energy Conservation

May 1, 2017

The Walden Woods Project has begun its conversion to renewable energy as a power source for its headquarters in Lincoln, MA. We are purchasing approximately 32,000 kWh that is generated by solar systems on the roofs of moderate and low income residences located in Dedham, Waltham, and Boston, MA. The

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Arrival of Spring in Walden Woods

April 3, 2017

Thoreau was keenly aware of the change in seasons, and of the awakening of the woods and small ponds that occur in the spring time. In his journal he noted, “the very pools, now, soon after the ice has melted, so transparent and of glassy smoothness and full of animal

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March 8, 2017

Hello from Walden Woods! The Farm at Walden Woods is one of the most visible farms in Massachusetts, located on Route 2 eastbound right after the Sudbury Road lights. This historic farm has been in agriculture since 1928 and has played a large role in the community. Formerly known as

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Join us for this first-of-its-kind Statewide Read in Massachusetts!

February 17, 2017

The Walden Woods Project, The Honors College at UMass Lowell, Massachusetts Center for the Book, and Freedom’s Way National Heritage Area are thrilled to announce the Thoreau Bicentennial Statewide Read in celebration of the 200th birthday of the great American writer and philosopher Henry David Thoreau. Our goal is for

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Walden Pond Visitor Center Open

January 10, 2017

As the new year begins, the stunning, new Walden Pond State Reservation Visitor Center is now open to the public. As the official Friends of Walden Pond, the Walden Woods Project is excited about the opportunity to work more closely with the Department of Conservation and Recreation’s interpretive staff at

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Don Henley helps open the new Visitor Center at Walden

September 28, 2016

Don Henley was in Concord on September 27, 2016 to help open the brand-new Visitor Center at Walden Pond State Reservation. Hundreds of people were on hand to see the innovative structure, and were treated to a trailer from the up-coming short film executive produced by Ken Burns that will

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The Walden Woods Project’s New Website

August 29, 2016

Welcome to our new website! The new site continues to feature our vast collection of content by and about Henry David Thoreau, information about Walden Pond and its surrounding lands as well as broader land conservation and the global environment, our education programs and resources and The Farm at Walden

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Brilliant fall foliage

Buy a Red Maple sapling grown from Walden Woods seed

August 23, 2016

The Walden Woods Project has partnered with American Heritage Trees, a non-profit historic farm in Tennessee. Together, we are working to offer sapling trees for sale that are grown from seeds collected in Walden Woods. Check out the Historic Trees From A Historic Farm offerings at American Heritage Trees. Sales

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Teachers Approaching Walden this summer

August 17, 2016

The 2016 Approaching Walden professional development seminar for high school teachers was a great success this past July. Our program grew this year to serve 32 teachers from across the country, including participants from California, Arkansas, and Florida. The dates for Approaching Walden 2017 have been set. Read details of the

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