White Pond is a 39.68-acre kettle pond located adjacent to the White Pond Reservation in West Concord. It formed from a large ice deposit left by the retreating glacial ice sheet more than 12,000 years ago. The depression left when the ice completely melted became a kettle pond 60 feet deep at the deepest spot that filled with water from natural springs. The terrain consists of glacial till with steep banks down to the water. Please stay on marked trails to avoid erosion of these sandy soils. It is populated with pine, oak, hemlock, and birch trees.
Although Walden Pond had been made famous by Thoreau’s writings, he was also very familiar with White Pond. In fact, he said “Since the woodcutter, the railroad, and I myself have profaned Walden, perhaps the most attractive, if not the most beautiful of all our lakes, the gem of the woods, is White Pond.” White Pond remains a gem of the woods today, with 70 acres of adjacent Town land containing well-developed hiking trails.
White Pond Reservation Trail Guide
The United States is one of the most diverse countries on earth, jam packed full of amazing sights from St. Patrick's cathedral in New York to Mount Hollywood California.The Northeast region is where it all started. Thirteen British colonies fought the American Revolution from here and won their independence in the first successful colonial rebellion in history. Take a look at these rolling hills carpeted with foliage along the Hudson river here, north of New York City.The American south is known for its polite people and slow pace of life. Probably they move slowly because it's so hot. Southerners tend not to trust people from "up north" because they talk too fast. Here's a cemetery in Georgia where you can find graves of soldiers from the Civil War.The West Coast is sort of like another country that exists to make the east coast jealous. California is full of nothing but grizzly old miners digging for gold, a few gangster rappers, and then actors. That is to say, the West Coast functions as the imagination of the US, like a weird little brother who teases everybody then gets famous for making freaky art.The central part of the country is flat farmland all the way over to the Rocky Mountains. Up in the northwest corner you can find creative people in places like Portland and Seattle, along with awesome snowboarding and good beer. Text by Steve Smith.