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Round Pond is one body of water in a chain of ponds located on the eastern side of Duston Heights.

It is the location where Byron "Fergie" Ferguson teaches Johnny Dixon to ice skate and, later, during warmer months, the boys walk the trails surrounding the ponds (The Revenge of the Wizard's Ghost, 37).

Johnny and Sarah Channing later visit the pond and a nearby (unnamed) grassy park to play flies and grounders (The Hand of the Necromancer, 23).

Inspiration

Haverhill has a number of ponds on the east side of town near Winnekenni Park, including Round Pond, also known as Pentucket Lake, whose southwest bank would be within walking distance of Bellairs’s Hamilton Avenue home.