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2013-07-29 11:15 AM

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Subject: OWS in Lexington and/or Boston area
I know this is topic has probably been covered, but I can not find a thread.

Any way.......I am moving to Lexington this month and wanted to do some OWS while is it still warm outside. Any suggestions? Thanks!


2013-07-29 11:35 AM
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Subject: RE: OWS in Lexington and/or Boston area
There is no better place to swim than Walden Pond.
From the beach straight across and back is 1 mile, and many variations in between.

here is a cool map:
http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-Zamd-zFCSlo/T_sa18heAcI/AAAAAAAACBM/C-Yas...
Lots of other swimmers early mornings -
$5 per day or season pass is $35 (i think)

Closer to Boston is Upper Mystic Lake.
http://www.yelp.com/map/mystic-lakes-sandy-beach-winchester-2
2013-07-30 10:27 AM
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Subject: RE: OWS in Lexington and/or Boston area
Welcome to the area. Walden Pond is the best place around. The pond does not have any outlet so the water stays pretty warm and should be warm the for the next few months. Getting in on the weekend can be tricky because the place fills up quick. But as long as you go in the early AM or very late afternoon you should not have trouble finding a parking spot.
2013-07-31 2:30 PM
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Subject: RE: OWS in Lexington and/or Boston area

Walden season parking pass is, indeed, $35.  Generally can get parking weekdays except between 0845 and 1230-1330 or so on hot, sunny days (they close when they hit capacity and will post a re-opening time).  Otherwise, it's usually open.  I believe that if you have a pass, you can park in the lot for the gift shop at 0700 or so, while the parking lots proper don't open until 0800...  Others might know the actual/accurate times for the morning routine...

The only hazard is all the other swimmers!  It's like a swimming super highway most afternoons/evenings (not sure about the early mornings, as I likes me my snoozin', but assume so).

Great place to swim.  Enjoy!

Matt

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