8. Walden Pond – Concord, MA
For two years in the mid-1800s, poet, essayist, and philosopher Henry David Thoreau lived at Walden Pond in the Massachusetts country side.
His experiences in a hand built cabin alongside the pond provided the material for his famous book, Walden: or, Life in the Woods, in which he weaves years of observations and experiences with philosophical musings about work, war, and government.
Today, Walden Pond has been designated a National Historic Landmark and is open for the public to explore and enjoy.