Sometimes called the jewel of the Emerald Necklace, this pond is considered the largest and purest body of water in Boston. Originally created by an ancient glacier, Jamaica Pond is now made by natural springs.
Visitors can enjoy fishing (which is stocked by the city), rowing, jogging, and sailing. The pond is also the sight of free concerts. Along the Jamaica-side way of the pond, youll spy rows of mansions, including the home of famous Boston mayor James Michael Curley.
To celebrate the spirit of the pond, the annual Lantern Parade is held every October. Participants make a journey with candle-lit lanterns around Jamaica Pond to express the beauty and peace of the planet.