Walden Pond was larger than I expected--at 62 acres it looks like a lake. I walked the path that loops around it.
A beach for families.
A few kayakers.
Swimming and floating and drifting...
I will write another time about Thoreau and his cabin, which is what I expected Walden Pond to be all about. What I found felt remote, serene, personal--like a lake in Maine or northern Vermont, though it is just a short distance from Boston.