Friends of Walden Pond

Friends of Walden Pond logoThe Walden Woods Project is the official Friends of Walden Pond group.

The Friends of Walden Pond partners with the Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation to support the programs and facilities at Walden Pond State Reservation.

We are working to make Walden more accessible, to keep the pond healthy, and to serve the needs of the diverse people that visit this iconic part of the New England landscape. Click the button below to make a dedicated contribution to support Friends of Walden Pond.

WPSR Visitor Center
The new Walden Pond State Reservation visitor center

Walden Pond is visited by nearly 600,000 people every year. They come to experience the pond that inspired Thoreau’s masterpiece, to learn about Thoreau in the very place he lived, to take a hike through the Walden Woods, or just escape the summer heat at a beautiful New England pond.

No matter the reason people come, Walden is a heavily-used state park, and requires a lot of care and maintenance to keep it healthy and protected.

We need your help too! Please consider supporting the Friends of Walden Pond. Your support goes directly to the projects that keep Walden healthy, accessible, and a vital inspiration for generations to come.


Walden Pond