Learned Pond
GOOD FOR: All Ages

Source:Submitted by Libby Stockwell Deegear
Address:Lower Shawmut Terrace, Framingham, MA
Hours:Dawn til dusk.
Fee: $35 summer beach pass for residents or $3 per person for a one-time visit. Inquire at the Parks & Recreation Office about fees for non-residents. Free access to trails after mid-August each year.


Bathrooms: Available at the changing rooms in the summer. Not available outside of the summer.
Water/Snacks: None.

Learned Pond offers a forest experience in the city.

Close to downtown Framingham, this quiet pond has a sandy, lifeguarded beach in the summer. At the end of the parking lot, take a short walk along shady year-round trails on the pond's edge for beautiful views of the pond. It's especially scenic in the fall. Must pay to swim in the summer; public swimming ends mid-August each year.

Plan B:

Go south to the Mass Audubon's Broadmoor Wildlife Sanctuary in Sherborn.  Enjoy their ADA-accessible Nature Center , which is open Tuesday through Friday, 9 am to 5 pm, and Saturday, Sunday and Monday holidays, 10 am to 5 pm.

Where to Eat Nearby:

There are several Brazilian eateries and markets in downtown Framingham.


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