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Great hiking

Safe, clean, good calm beach for young kids. Not too crowded. Plenty of parking. And not too far... read more

Reviewed 24 May 2018
Elana E
Great pond for small kids

This is a fun little pond for younger kids who don’t swim. Shallow and calm water. Parents can... read more

Reviewed 3 March 2018
Kim P
Milton, Massachusetts
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840 Hillside St, Milton, MA 02186-5228
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Reviewed 19 June 2018

Nice little beach - for the amount of visitors it stay relatively clean. We all need to band together to keep it that way!

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Jim S
Reviewed 24 May 2018

Safe, clean, good calm beach for young kids. Not too crowded. Plenty of parking. And not too far from some good ice cream in Hyde Park before the trip home!

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Elana E
Reviewed 3 March 2018 via mobile

This is a fun little pond for younger kids who don’t swim. Shallow and calm water. Parents can sit in the sun on the sandy beach area.

Date of experience: July 2017
1  Thank Kim P
Reviewed 3 October 2017 via mobile

Beautiful Sunday outing with family on a crisp October morning. Enjoyed the visit because parking was readily available, we could roll the stroller to the water using a special ramp, the bathrooms were open, the pond view was very pleasant, the walk on the red...More

Date of experience: October 2017
1  Thank Harbie15
Reviewed 29 September 2017

We live fairly close to Houghton's Pond and took our daughter here one night after work this past August. It was not very crowded and it was nice to cool off with a beautiful backdrop of trees and the Blue Hills. I'd recommend going here...More

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank Frank T
Reviewed 7 September 2017 via mobile

I have been coming here over 30 years. Initially with young children and now my husband and I. Very peaceful, clean, refreshing. All seasons

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank Marcia G
Reviewed 28 August 2017 via mobile

Dropped in here whilst walking the trails in Blue Hills Reservation. Plenty of washrooms, picnic places. Lovely to see lots of families enjoying the day together with BBQs and picnic. You can swim in a cordoned off area of the lake, with a life guard...More

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank Lucysmumanddad
Reviewed 23 August 2017

Our lab enjoyed a familial party together here in the mid of August. There are several places with tables under big trees (i.e. large shadow) where you can escape from direct sunshine in summer. Also the pond is good for child to swim - safety...More

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank obinlove
Reviewed 28 June 2017

Houghton's pond is situated in the hill side. People of all ages enjoy the pond It is calm and water is clear. Pond recreation area offers variety of recreational activities like swimming, fishing etc. Near by parking facilities are available.

Date of experience: April 2017
Thank balasubramanian16847
Reviewed 6 June 2017

Big fan of Houghton's Pond. It's so close to Boston but you can spend the day there with your family for a "staycation." Plenty of parking, a spacious bathhouse, and outdoor showers and foot showers to rinse off before leaving. There's a snack bar with...More

Date of experience: August 2016
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Yes, Houghton's Pond is open every day, sunrise to sunset.