Spy Pond and Spy Pond Park

In the 19th century, ice from Spy Pond in the winter was harvested and shipped as far as India. Major infrastructure to support this ice harvesting business was developed in Arlington, which led to the ultimate development of a railroad near Spy Pond. Spy Pond, notable for historic, cultural, scenic, and recreational qualities as well, is a 103-acre kettle hole pond formed by a retreating glacier 50,000 years ago. Many varieties of birds and fish inhabit the Spy Pond area.