Fresh Pond, Cambridge

Preston is lucky to be a Cambridge resident. His favorite place here is Fresh Pond, a water reservoir supplying the city’s drinking water. There is a 2.5-mile fenced trail around the pond. Dogs licensed in Cambridge can be legally off-leash here (Sorry, out-of-towners!). While no swimming is allowed in Fresh Pond, the adjacent Little Fresh Pond is open to dogs who like swimming. All of Preston’s Californian friends knew Preston did not like the water at all. He could swim but only if mommy was also in the pool. For weeks since Preston started coming to Fresh Pond, he would only stand on the shore and watch other doggies play in the water with frustration. Last weekend, he suddenly walked into the water on his own and started swimming as if he had been doing that all his life. Mommy and Daddy were quite amazed.
He might not be the fastest swimmer but definitely the cutest one in the pond!

09/25/2009 update: see what Preston’s typical visit to Fresh Pond is like- Fresh Pond

9 Responses to Fresh Pond, Cambridge

  1. Mr. Puggle says:

    WOW! Preston can swim! We don’t know if Mr. Puggle can swim or not. I heard some puggles can’t swim. Glad you had fun and he can be off leash. Luck Dog!

  2. Bruschi says:

    OH how fun Preston! That Fresh Pond place looks like tons of fun! You have mastered the “puggle paddle” it seems! Good job! And yes you are definitely the cutest dog in the pond, paws down! BOL!

    Hugs and Licks, Bruschi

  3. Puggle Ariel says:

    Great Job Preston! I hope I am not afraid of the pool at the Doggy Swimming party this coming Sunday 6/28/09. Wish me Luck! Have a Great week!
    Licks & Wags, Ariel ♥

  4. Karl says:

    Preston Brah,

    Down here in South Florida you gotta be careful doin’ dat.
    Dem big gators will sneek up on ya !!!
    No gators in Cambridge???
    Not even smart ones???

  5. Preston, is there anything you cannot do? You are officially “licensed to swim!” I was like you in not liking to swim in water, pools, or lakes, but I guess with enough temptations, I will eventually fold too! I’m glad you are loving your new City! You are DEFINITELY the cutest Puggle in the Pond!

    Hugs and Drool,

  6. Poochy says:


    Since you moved to Boston, you become the duck master 🙂 First you posed as a duck and now you swim like a duck. What a talent you have. The next thing I know you will fly like a swan….


  7. Milo says:

    Oh Preston, you’re so brave! Next time when you come to stay at our house, you can show me how to swim so I’m not afraid of the water. Mina & I sure miss you a lot! Love ya’!


    p/s: Mina says hi too.

  8. Harvey says:

    Hi Preston,you are SO much braver than me!I’ve only been in bath water so far and I HATED it!Never mind,at 12 weeks old I realise I’ve a way to go! ha ha ha. Please,please tell your mum that there’s a book (for her) in the package for your birthday…there’s a gift for you too,of course,but mum might want to check you don’t chew the book before you get to YOUR gifts!(That’s if your anything like me…I chew everything!)Have a great birthday next week! Love and licks xx Harvey

  9. Hurray! There is still hope for me! I hate the water. Perhaps someday i’ll change my mind.