An exploration of the history, nature, landscape, and literature of one of America's most iconic places
This is the first guidebook to Henry David Thoreau's most defining place, visited by half a million people each year and widely known as the fountainhead of America's environmental consciousness.
Using this guide, both armchair readers and trail-walkers alike can amble around the pond's shoreline, pausing at fifteen special places to learn about people, historic events, and the natural world. Thoreau will be a constant companion via quotes from
. Stop by stop, the place of his book will merge with the book of his place
Abundantly illustrated with photographs, drawings, and maps, this guide is a must-have for a meaningful, engaging tour of Walden Pond as well as a souvenir of a visit.
Concord Free Public Library
Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation
Thoreau Farm Trust
Walden Woods Project