Greater Boston Lakes / Reservoirs
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All Greater Boston lakes A-Z
|Lake name||Lake description|
|Crystal Lake Boston
(Also known as Wiswall Pond, Silver Lake, Baptist Pond)
Crystal Lake has a long history of being the ‘town lake’ in Newton, Massachusetts. Located in the Greater Boston area, this small natural lake is one of New England’s Great Ponds and thus under court degree, considered government property for the use of the public. This wasn’t always so: for over tw…
(Also known as Cochituate Reservoir)
Lake Cochituate in the Greater Boston region of Massachusetts is a popular recreational lake just a short distance from the city. The lake, less than 20 miles from Boston Harbor, is made up of three connected ponds that for nearly 100 years provided water to the city. Now retired to recreational lak…
Part of the American psyche for over 150 years, Walden Pond belongs to us all. This 61-acre ‘pothole lake’ just outside of Concord, MA was the home of Henry David Thoreau when he began his writing career. Thoreau never owned the pond; it belonged to his good friend, Ralph Waldo Emerson. After visiti…