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Swimming and picnic

Took the bus up to this place on my way to go shopping it is open to the public and has a park... read more

Reviewed 12 July 2018
Marie C
Bayonne, New Jersey
Just a great place to go, relax, and swim!

I love Puffer's pond in the summer and try to swim there every day. It's pretty cold water, but... read more

Reviewed 24 June 2018
Amherst, Massachusetts
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Reviewed 12 July 2018

Took the bus up to this place on my way to go shopping it is open to the public and has a park and swimming area nearby

Thank Marie C
Reviewed 24 June 2018

I love Puffer's pond in the summer and try to swim there every day. It's pretty cold water, but with nice warm spots. You can swim the length of the pond, which is a good workout, and just swim. It can be crowded on the...More

2  Thank Conniefay
Reviewed 28 January 2018

Good place to start a walk. Several trails to walk here. Parking can be a bit crowded depending on the time.

Thank S A
Reviewed 5 December 2017

Walked here with family over Thanksgiving weekend. A very peaceful, family friendly spot with an easy walk around part of the pond and then into the wooded hillside beside it and back (loop trail).

1  Thank Alison L S
Reviewed 23 October 2017 via mobile

Former mill pond has trail around one side and road around other side. Trail is a bit rough but not too difficult on foot. Has two beaches.

Thank Eric_F854
Reviewed 10 October 2017

Wonderfull place to visit and walk alongside the pound, boating or just enjoying the river landscape.

Thank Andreia Q
Reviewed 4 September 2017

I came here in the late evening with friends for a swim. It wasn't too busy and the water was pleasant. Some people were enjoying jumping off the rocks, some were swimming from one end to the other and some were paddling. There were some...More

1  Thank Squeaks86
Reviewed 17 August 2017 via mobile

Stopped by with my 7 & 13 year old. Saw several people swimming off the two sandy beaches. We really enjoyed walking on the Robert Frost trail. Worth a 20-30 minute stop.

Thank Cleow2013
Reviewed 27 June 2017

Come here with a group of friends to relax, but don't expect to be away from college kids, because that's who most people who go there are. The water gets really cold, so make sure you're fine with that. You can bring those huge floaties...More

Thank leeetingg
Reviewed 11 April 2017 via mobile

With thousands of college and secondary school students in and near Amherst Ma, "Puffers Pond" sounds like the just out of sight site where teens and tobacco have a chance to congregate. But, down a back road in North Amherst, Puffers Pond is as close...More

6  Thank jaycube075
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11 July 2016|
Response from fireUrchin-b |
Best real advice for hiking the path the "circles" Puffers Pond is someone could walk the public path and continue around by walking back to the second beach and down to Mill St, walk the street around. The public path goes... More