Category Archives: Morses Pond

Wellesley wrestlers take New Year’s Day polar plunge into Morses Pond

The Wellesley High School wrestling team, plus some Wellesley Middle School wrestlers, held their first polar plunge on New Year’s Day at Morses Pond. Coaches and alumni took a chilly dip as well.  The “Monk Dunk” (the team’s mascot, somewhat mysteriously, is a muscle-bound monk) could become an annual event… (Thanks to Michelle Grignaffini for […]

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Morses Pond monster spied in Wellesley

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As reader CH puts it: “We are strange people down on the pond.”   MORE: Halloween activities in Wellesley 

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Kids take to the Wellesley trails

The Wellesley Trails Committee‘s annual Kids’ Trails Day drew 129 participants to the trails around Morses Pond on Sunday afternoon for a big treasure hunt topped with donut holes and cider. The annual event, which which previously had been held at Longfellow Pond, sent kids and their adults seeking little treasure boxes containing ink stamps […]

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Top 15 ways you know you are from Wellesley’s MoPo neighborhood

Special to The Swellesley Report from Carol Hildebrand This idea popped into my head while listening to my daughter and her friend discuss some quirky habits specific to our neighborhood. It got me thinking: Like Boston’s Beacon Hill, or Southie, Wellesley has it’s own neighborhoods, each with their own traditions and personality. I thought it […]

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Wellesley town-wide Yard Sale @ Morses Pond

Head over to Morses Pond on Saturday, Sept. 20 from 10am-2pm to score some treasures at the town-wide yard sale from 10am-2pm on Saturday, Sept. 20. It’s free to browse. It’s $15 per table space and there’s a maximum of 2 spaces per person. Register online or call the Wellesley Recreation Department for more info. […]

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Wellesley Mothers Forum celebrates summer at Morses Pond

The Wellesley Mothers Forum held its annual cookout at Morses Pond on Saturday. Looks like attendees had a good time, and no, that isn’t the pond the kids are sitting in (photos courtesy of Swapan Jha and Mothers Forum). Upcoming events include a new member soiree (Sept. 9) and fall carnival (Sept. 20).       […]

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Wacky weather to close Morses Pond July 4

              The Wellesley Recreation Department has announced that Morses Pond Beach will be closed on July 4 in anticipation of the heavy rain/thunder/lightening/winds/hail  expected from Hurricane Arthur. It will be business as usual though on July 5. Also, if you were thinking of crossing the border and catching Newton’s […]

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Morses Pond opens this week, featuring new kayak launch

Morses Pond in Wellesley opens for the season this Wednesday, June 11, and you can find beach tag and other info here. One big addition you will notice at the beach: An ADA-compliant launch designed to help physically challenged people more easily enter and exit kayaks. The launch was bankrolled via the Community Preservation Committee, […]

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