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Quiet walk only minutes from town

We've been here many times to hike along many trails and it is always a pleasure. Listen for frogs... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Meguey B
,
Amherst, Massachusetts
Wonderful for walking

I come here as often as I can, at least once or twice a week, not to visit the pond itself but to... read more

Reviewed 6 July 2017
JoanneGarland
,
Deerfield, Massachusetts
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1 week ago
“Quiet walk only minutes from town”
6 Jul 2017
“Wonderful for walking”
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Highland Avenue & Parkway Street, Greenfield, MA 01301
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We've been here many times to hike along many trails and it is always a pleasure. Listen for frogs in the vernal pools in spring!

Thank Meguey B
Reviewed 6 July 2017 via mobile

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

Thank JoanneGarland
Reviewed 26 July 2016

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

Thank P A
Reviewed 25 May 2016

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

Thank acnc_mom
Reviewed 2 July 2015

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

1  Thank Grifflover
Reviewed 26 August 2014

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

Thank ElliesBoo
Reviewed 4 August 2013 via mobile

Pond is just a small part of nice hiking area. Xcountry ski in winter. Can also access area from poet's seat.

1  Thank Henny855
Reviewed 14 April 2013

Dirty, not maintained and home to many homeless people. It could be wonderful, but Greenfield does not put in the effort. All talk, no action.

3  Thank Mary Ellen B
Reviewed 15 March 2013

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

Thank ValleyVoyagerMangia
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