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The beach along Thoreau's famous Walden Pond.

The beach along Thoreau's famous Walden Pond.

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Ground cover instead of a grass lawn. Better for bees, environment and water bill.

Boston has plenty of freebies for penny-pinching students, from its top-notch art museums to grand historical landmarks. And as travelers we get to reap the benefits. Local JS correspondent Sarah Pascarella gives us a tour of Beantown on a budget.

Things to Do for Free in Boston

Check out whats Number Fort Point and the rest of the South Boston Waterfront has a lot to discover!

Deborah Norville Serenity Chunky Variegated Yarn - Walden Pond

Deborah Norville Serenity Chunky Variegated Yarn - Walden Pond

Photo by @TimLaman.  A pine cone nestled in the moss of the woods near Walden Pond. In celebration of Henry David Thoreau’s 200th birthday on July 12, I’m sharing a series of photos from Walden Pond. #HenryDavidThoreau, #Thoreau, #WaldenPond, #WaldenPondProject, #NewEngland, #Massachusetts, @thephotosociety, @NatGeoCreative

Photo by @TimLaman. A pine cone nestled in the moss of the woods near Walden Pond. In celebration of Henry David Thoreau’s 200th birthday on July 12, I’m sharing a series of photos from Walden Pond. #HenryDavidThoreau, #Thoreau, #WaldenPond, #WaldenPondProject, #NewEngland, #Massachusetts, @thephotosociety, @NatGeoCreative

from @justsmile_justtri at Walden Pond MA . . Walden Pond is definitely my new favorite place! This morning was a little rainy and chilly but it turned out in an amazing day!!! Look at the color of the water #nofilter!! Thank you @cookhorn for this beautiful ows practice!! #nobreaststroke #onlyfreestyle ... #believeinyourself @newwaveswimbuoy @newnewwaveswimbuoy . . . . . #womenwhotri #swimbikerun #swimpics #triswimpics #ows #owspractice #wetsuit #waldenpond #massachussets #lake #lago…

from @justsmile_justtri at Walden Pond MA . . Walden Pond is definitely my new favorite place! This morning was a little rainy and chilly but it turned out in an amazing day!!! Look at the color of the water #nofilter!! Thank you @cookhorn for this beautiful ows practice!! #nobreaststroke #onlyfreestyle ... #believeinyourself @newwaveswimbuoy @newnewwaveswimbuoy . . . . . #womenwhotri #swimbikerun #swimpics #triswimpics #ows #owspractice #wetsuit #waldenpond #massachussets #lake #lago…

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Walden; or, Life in the Woods by Henry David Thoreau | This timeless classic about simple living and self-sufficiency was written by Thoreau when he abandoned society in favor of a life alone in the woods by Walden Pond in Concord, Massachusetts.

Walden; or, Life in the Woods by Henry David Thoreau

Walden is a book of a man evaluating society from his reclusive home in the woods, much like Siddhartha did in his time by the river. He would relate to the experiences

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