Trees Along Walden's Shore

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This photo shows the path along the edge of the pond. The inlet in the distance appears to be the opening to Thoreau's Cove, where Henry's cabin was located, although there are a number of similar small coves around the pond. To walk into town, Henry would have followed a path like this from his cabin to the railroad tracks, then followed the tracks into Concord. Today's path was rebuilt some time ago, and it is wider and flatter, with simple fences on both sides to protect the plants, and stone steps down to the pond in various places along the path.

The tour contines along this path, towards Thoreau's Cove. - Next


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