Breakheart Reservation

177 Forest Street
Saugus, MA 01906

781-233-0834

About

Open year-round, dawn to dusk. Breakheart Reservation is a 640-acre hardwood forest with jagged, rocky outcroppings, two fresh-water lakes, and a rambling section of the Saugus River. Seven rocky hills, over 200 feet high, provide vistas of Boston, southern New Hampshire and central Massachusetts. An extensive trail system through the woodlands guides visitors to various areas of the reservation. Fishing in Silver and Pearce Lakes, hiking the trails and birdwatching by the Saugus River are popular year-round activities. The supervised swimming area at Pearce Lake, one of the few fresh- water swimming spots north of Boston, draws crowds in the summer. In addition to its natural resources, the reservation has a rich cultural history.

Activities

Hiking
Explore the reservation through a large trail system. Climb to vistas with views of Boston, New Hampshire, and central Massachusetts.

Swimming
Supervised swimming at Pearce Lake draws a crowd each summer.

All Activities at Breakheart Reservation
Hiking
Biking
Horseback riding
Swimming
Fishing
Cross-country skiing
Educational programs

Facilities at Breakheart Reservation
Barking Lot – fenced off leash dog area
Grilling
First aid
Pavilion
Playground
Picnic areas
Restrooms
Visitors Center

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