The winter season brings cold, windy weather. It doesn’t mean you have to hide indoors. Grab your helmet, snow pants and ice skates and head to your local pond to skate with friends. Check out the list below of popular ponds and lakes in your area.
The Boston Globe said it best in 1887, “There is certainly no outdoor winter exercise so invigorating or so enjoyable as ice-skating, and none so inexpensive,” wrote the Globe.
Pond View Avenue
Access this pond through the parking area on Summit Ave.
Lake Attitash Road
P.O Box 503
80 High Street
Bounded by Charles Street, Beacon Street, Park Street and Tremont Street
92 - 98 Derby Street
Parking lot at the end of Bowdoin Road, Great Neck
Routes 7 & 20
90 Fitchburg Road / Route 31
Along Milk Street
Central Avenue, entrance to Town Forrest
Lights are turned on Friday through Sunday and holidays
South Street near Chestnut Street intersection on right
Off of Dedham Avenue, behind Department of Public Works.
The lights are turned on Friday through Sunday and holidays.
Great Plain Avenue, between Central Avenue and MarkedTree Road
Pine Island Road
From 1A turn onto Pine Island Road and the pond is on the right 400 feet from the corner.
32-40 Merrymount Road
Gates are opened when the ice is 4 inches thick.
15 Beach Street
5 Willow Street
Walpole residents can sign up for a November through March winter pass for $20 per family; non residents $30. A day pass is $5.
24 Henshaw Terrace
Off of Middle Street
12 Woodside Road
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For a list of ice skating rinks in Massachusetts
Also, check out Best Ice Skates For Kids and Beginners
Read our article How to Teach a Child to Ice Skate