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I come here as often as I can, at least once or twice a week, not to visit the pond itself but to walk the wide and unpaved Bear's Den Road that curves around to the south of it, through Temple Woods. Couples and families...More
This spot is within walking distance of Main Street, but it is a world away from the bustle. The pond and its surroundings (the park, Sachem's Head, the trail) provide a welcome respite from the norm. Each season provides a different experience, but always a...More
This is a beautiful area with many fairly level hiking trails with some mild elevation.
Frequently used by dog walkers and for recreation. Free all year availability for hiking and during the winter for informal snowshoeing and cross country skiing.
The pond was originally used...More
When I was a kid in the 60's, Highland Pond was the most fun in the winter. It had a side sectioned off for the hockey players, and the rest of it, 2/3 of the pond, was for everyone else. I walked almost a mile...More
The pond used to be used for ice skating in winter but no longer is. People mostly go there to walk their dogs or jog along the cool wooded road/path. A few take their lunch breaks there, eating mostly in their cars. Some kids try...More
Highland Pond offers so much to so many...from quiet trails through the heart of nature...to tranquil spots where one can sit and ponder life's complexities. I love it when towns make the effort to protect and conserve sanctuaries such as Highland Pond. Despite the warning...More