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Hammond Pond Reservation

#3 of 28 things to do in Newton Features Animals
Hammond Pond Parkway, Newton, MA
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Truly Beautiful

I grew up not far from here, in back of the Saltonstall Estate, on the Ledges. It is one of the... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Lisa S
New York City, New York
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Hammond Pond and Webster Nature Reservation

I take daily walks in the Webster Nature Reservation without ever repeating the exact same path... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Lourdes R
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  • Very good21%
  • Average42%
  • Poor3%
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Hammond Pond Parkway, Newton, MA
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I grew up not far from here, in back of the Saltonstall Estate, on the Ledges. It is one of the most beautiful areas of Newton Massachusetts. I hope someday that they Make the Saltonstall Estate a National Treasure. I loved his old Rolls Royce....More

Thank Lisa S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I take daily walks in the Webster Nature Reservation without ever repeating the exact same path. There are many, many trails with interesting rock formations, varied vegetarian, and interesting landscapes. You can walk alongside creeks, climb big rock formations and stretch atop of the rocks,...More

Thank Lourdes R
Reviewed 22 March 2017

The walking path along this city reservoir makes one feel as if you are on a county path. Often there are bird life to observe.

Thank Lena1947
Reviewed 14 March 2017

I have walked this reservation for 30 years. Wonderful and varied habitat. Be sure to go on both sides of the tracks. The Webster area was an old estate with the relics of very elaborate English type garden. Great rock climbing, always something new.

Thank elschildkrout
Reviewed 10 September 2016 via mobile

A men made pond of medium size. Average walkers would go around twice. It is very easy to get there. The nicest time is April whenthe cherry trees are all in bloom. Than its really fabulous. The otherside is part of a very beautiful neighborhood...More

Reviewed 9 May 2016

Hammond Pond Reservation has nice, easy walking trails. It is well-known by rock-climbers for some big ledges there, so it's interesting to watch people scaling. Some nice views of Hammond Pond. It's really a little jewel, surrounded, as it is, by big shopping malls and...More

Thank Dave S
Reviewed 7 May 2016

An urban oasis bisected by Hammond Pond Parkway and the Green Line I've found no solitude here! Parking is best at the back of the Mall by the pond but you must contend with mall employee parking year 'round and holiday shoppers packing the place...More

2  Thank HvPssptWilTrvl
Reviewed 29 April 2016

Just amazing view, a touch back to earth, reminds you of when times weren't as connected to technology...no pollution just simply beautiful!

Thank mrsfrancois1
Reviewed 25 April 2016

Summer time everything is green. Multiple paths wander through the area touching on Hammond Pond covered with lily pads, geese and ducks. Watch out for the occasional trolley that moves through the Reservation at 15 - 20 mph. Fall generates lots of color, but you...More

1  Thank pageslady
Reviewed 13 March 2016 via mobile

Beautiful early spring day and decided to take a walk while my daughter was in class. Small (1.25 miles end to end) park adjacent to the shopping mall and abutting the Hammond Pond. Part of a conservation area. A pretty stroll and I imagine fun...More

Thank Hammbrook
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