Author Topic: Walden Pond a tourist trap?  (Read 1845 times)

Stachey

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Walden Pond a tourist trap?
« on: September 28, 2016, 04:31:53 PM »
Who would have thunk it?

Glenn over at 'tosimplify' paid a visit and said it was $10 to park to see the pond.   Or a twenty minute parking limit at the information centre that was crammed full of kitschy crap for sale (where of course every totchke was emblazoned with the word simplify.)

Bizarre.
 

Jack

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Re: Walden Pond a tourist trap?
« Reply #1 on: September 28, 2016, 04:43:18 PM »
Someone should take photos of the gift shop and sell them as postmodernist art. Then the cycle will be complete.
« Last Edit: September 29, 2016, 11:22:28 AM by Jack »

kimmarg

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Re: Walden Pond a tourist trap?
« Reply #2 on: September 28, 2016, 05:52:34 PM »
It's a state park. The state parks have fees to pay for the upkeep. It's not $10 to "look at a pond" it's $10 to PARK to spend a day picnicing and swimming  and hiking at a state park. If you bike in it's free (I think).

http://www.mass.gov/eea/agencies/dcr/massparks/region-north/walden-pond-state-reservation.html

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Re: Walden Pond a tourist trap?
« Reply #3 on: September 29, 2016, 10:49:05 AM »
If you bike in it's free. If you have a fishing license you can park at the boat launch for free.