Breakheart Reservation

Saugus, Massachusetts 1906

Breakheart Reservation

Breakheart Reservation Professional Review and Guide

"At this Metropolitan District Commission (MDC) property, outcroppings and rocky topped hills, freshwater lakes, mixed woods, and an interlocking network of trails engage hikers.

Located five miles NW of Saugus. Two short hikes, one traveling along lakes, the other along ridges, present the area offering. For each hike, find less than 200 feet of elevation change.

Special attractions: Boston skyline, Central Massachusetts, and New Hampshire vistas; spring-summer flowering shrubs and flora; fall foliage; fishing; wildlife watching."

Breakheart Reservation Reviews

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Great views, pet friendly, a lot of bike paths and hidden trails with some interesting bridges etc. Friendly atmosphere and swimming/picnics in summertime with some planned campfires and sugaring and movie nights for kids. Guided trails as well for certain dates and times -- also some for parents with strollers/babies.

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Year-round, dawn to dusk for walk-in traffic; vehicle access in summer only.
Breakheart Reservation, 617-233-0834
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