Jul 152013
 

Sarah Campbell is a Groton writer and bloggger and a regular contributor to The Groton Line, who recently went slightly out of our area, to Concord, and published this essay…

Henry David Thoreau would have been 196 today. We were in Concord, MA, anyway so we thought we’d stop by Walden. It’s a lovely spot, though there are a few features that might give the old naturalist pause…

Within a stones throw of this, a replica of the cabin where Thoreau lived and wrote for two years,you can see ...

Within a stone’s throw of this, a replica of the cabin where Thoreau lived and wrote for two years, you can see …

...this.

…this.

And you can look at this...

And you can look at this…

... from here ...

… from here …

... or here

… or here.

There really aren't that many places anywhere that you can expect to watch ducks feed and also see someone teach themselves to juggle.

There really aren’t that many places anywhere that you can expect to see ducks feed while you watch somebody teach themselves to juggle.

But if you want the real Walden you can walk the perimeter of the pond here ...

But if you want the real Walden you can walk the perimeter of the pond here …

... or stalk a kayaker here ...

… or stalk a kayaker here …

... or contemplate here.

… or contemplate here.

But this might be the best view of all.

But this might be the best view of all.

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