Category Archives: Morses Pond

Globe includes Wellesley’s Morses Pond in swimming hole roundup

In among Walden Pond, Boston’s Frog Pond and Cape locations, there’s our very own Wellesley-based Morses Pond, in this Boston Globe summery slideshow dubbed “Cool off at these 12 places to go swimming in Massachusetts.”

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New blogger calls for Morses Pond to be renamed “The Wellesley Riviera”

Just in time for Morses Pond’s opening this week comes a cheeky call from a fresh voice in the Wellesley blogging wilderness for the local swimming hole to be renamed “The Wellesley Riviera.” Wellesley’s Julia de Peyster (perhaps you recall her “busting” a move at a local storytelling event) is the resident rabble-rouser who counts herself among […]

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Lady’s Slippers pop up at Pickle Point

Lady’s Slippers have sprung up along Morses Pond at Pickle Point. (Thanks to Wellesley Trails Committee’s Miguel Lessing for passing along the photos.)

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Surviving the Wellesley winter in style

Faithful Swellesley reader CJH from the Morses Pond neighborhood sent along these photos to show how they’re melting away the days and nights this winter. She writes: “We decided to install an outdoor conversation pit from a new outfit by the name of 4Blizzards Landscaping. Dirt cheap pricing, but I’m a little concerned about durability. […]

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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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