Walden Pond State Reservation Open year-round 8 a.m.-sunset; day use only. $5/vehicle parking fee. Route 126 South, Concord and Lincoln, MA. Visitors’ Center, 915 Walden St., Concord, MA. 978-369-3254; mass.gov/dcr/parks/walden
Justin Shatwell is a longtime contributor to Yankee Magazine whose work explores the unique history, culture, and art that sets New England apart from the rest of the world. His article, The Memory Keeper (March/April 2011 issue), was named a finalist for profile of the year by the City and Regional Magazine Association.