Solo Wander at Walden

A Guide Gathering on the shores of Walden Pond 

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What to Expect

We will gather at near the Thoreau Cabin site and have a community circle check in with introductions and orienting to place and the land. Form there, we will each go out on our solo wanders for 2-3 hours. When we return, we will share stories and snacks, wrapping up the day by 3pm at the latest although folks can feel free to linger as long as you would like. 

We will come together and then cross a threshold, heading off onto a solo wander and then come back together for an afternoon story circle.

Sunday, April 14th  9am - 3pm (Rain Date:  Sunday, April 28th)

  • 9:00-9:30am Arriving
  • 9:30am Introductions and Orientation to the Day
  • 10:00am Depart for Solo Wanders & creating or marking our own personal thresholds (Tam & Nadine participating as well)
  • 12:00-1:00pm Return from Solo Wanders (exact timing will be determined before we depart that day)
  • 1:00-2:00pm Story Circle (facilitated by Tam & Nadine)
  • 2:00-3:00pm Social Time with anyone who wants to linger

What to Bring

  • Lunch, Snacks, Water (there is a gift shop but no snack bar or cafe)
  • Layers (be prepared for a day outside with whatever you need to be comfortable)
  • Time piece (watch)
  • Whistle
  • Blanket
  • Chair
  • Rain Gear 
  • Swimwear & towel (for a personal cold plunge if you desire)?
  • Journal and pen?
  • Note: There is no WiFi in this area and service is very spotty. 
  • Map: If you think you might want a map, we recommend downloading the AllTrails App in advance:

Meet Up Location - NEAR The Thoreau Cabin Site - Walking From Parking Options


There are two options for parking and both options require a 15-25 minute walk to our meet-up spot

  1. Visitor Center (.7 mi walk to Thoreau Cabin Site)
    This option has a fee but is close to where the only bathrooms are located along with the visitor center and gift shop.  MA resident  $8    Non-MA resident  $30
    To park near the visitor center near the bathrooms, download this app to buy your parking pass:
  2. Arena Terrace off of Fairhaven Road (1 mi walk to Thoreau Cabin Site)
    This is free street parking in a quiet neighborhood behind Walden Pond. There are no facilities and the walk to the meet up spot is about 1 mile through the woods. 

Download THIS AllTrails Map (in advance) for support navigating the 1 mi walk from Arena Terrace

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