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Christopher P. Dunne Visitor Center
177 Forest Street, Saugus, MA 01906

(781) 233 - 0834

DCR website - Breakheart 

www.mass.gov/eea/agencies/dcr/massparks/region-north/breakheart-reservation.html    

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Directions to Breakheart Reservation:
From north or south:
Take Rte. 1 to Lynn Fells Parkway exit, follow Lynn Fells Parkway a short distance,
(in vicinity of Target, Marshall's, across from Petrie's Florist),
take a right onto Forest Street. 
The
Park entrance is after Kasabuski Ice Skating Rink.

The park is open year-round from 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
bird watching by the Saugus River are popular year-round activities.

The reservation is closed to vehicles year round, providing a fresh air
atmosphere for visitors. 
Parking is available at the Forest Street
parking
lot in Saugus,
and the Northeast Vocational School parking lot in Wakefield.

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.

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2014 Programs & Events

at Breakheart Reservation

Many co-sponsored by MA DCR and
the Friends of Breakheart Reservation & Camp Nihan

All events, programs and activities are subject to change.
Please take a moment to call ahead to confirm.

(781) 233 - 0834


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Click here to view / print the FLYER for this event 


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SAVE’s “It’s New to You” SWAP

Saturday   September 27, 2014

at Breakheart’s Fall Festival from 10:00 am to 1:00 pm

What better way to keep still-usable goods out of the waste stream? 
Come to the SWAP and see what treasures you can discover.
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And remember to bring your worn-out athletic shoes for drop-off in our recycling bin
as we plan to once again participate in the Nike Reuse-a-Shoe program.  


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“Whoo’s Watching You?  Owls of the World”  

Live Owl Show sponsored by SAVE

Saturday  September 27, 2014  at 12:00 noon

Breakheart Visitor’s Center
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Eyes On Owls Program naturalist,  Marcia Wilson, will introduce the
audience to owls found in New England as well as other parts of the world.
Marcia brings out the live owls one at a time.  
With each owl perched securely on her gloved hand, she
walks out among the audience with six or seven owls.
There’s plenty of time for close-up views, photos and questions.
Each owl presented has a permanent disability which prevents
him or her from surviving on their own in the wild. 
These non-releasable owls are legally permitted by state
and federal agencies for use in educational programs.
Join the fun and learn new facts about these fascinating creatures.

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Ranger Dan’s Nature Walks

Sundays  from 1:00 to 2:30 pm

Explore Breakheart Reservation at a gentle family-friendly pace.

Meet at Dunne Visitor Center, 177 Forest Street, Saugus
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For information please call Breakheart staff  (781) 233 - 0834

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Breakheart Reservation: Advanced Hike

call (781) 233 - 0834 for dates and times

Join Park Rangers and explore the MassParks trail system of DCR’s North Region.
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Saturday   August 23   from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm


Hikes cover several miles and may be too strenuous for children
under 10.   
No dogs, please.

Please wear sturdy footwear, dress for the weather,
bring water, and a high energy snack.


Meet at Christopher P. Dunne Visitor Center, 177 Forest St, Saugus

For additional information please call Breakheart staff  (781) 233-0834

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For additional information about the many FREE programs
offered in your State Parks, please call (781) 233 - 0834
or e-mail     

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The following DCR Staff-Led Programs
are offered Free of Charge to your school or organization


Breakheart Movie Nights

FREE for all ages.

At the Breakheart Reservation Visitor Center
with hot cocoa, a roaring fire (when appropriate), and a family movie.
Dress the kids in their PJ’s and bring a cozy blanket for a fun family night out.
Plenty of free parking. Early birds get the rocking chairs!

For more info
rmation, please call (781) 233-0834
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The Friends of Breakheart & Camp Nihan provided the audio visual magic
machinery to present family friendly fare on the big screen.

We welcome your organization to sponsor a family movie night
at our fabulous hunting-lodge-style Christopher P. Dunne Visitor Center.


Coastal Awareness Environmental Education Program

click here to view / print flyer
 

By appointment January through April
A DCR educator is available to visit schools, libraries, hospitals,
and other meeting places to present the 1-hour programs listed below.
(Note that no live animals are used.)

Delightful Shorebirds  -  for children in grades 4 through 6
During this lively presentation utilizing games and activities, children will
learn about shorebirds that live on or visit the coast of Massachusetts,
and some of the problems that they face.
In order to perform the activities, a large meeting area is needed
for the children to move around in.

Sea Turtle Surprises  -  for children in grades K through 5
During this lively presentation, children will learn about turtles that visit
the coast of Massachusetts and some of the problems that they face.

Spectacular Seashell Animals  -  for children in grades 4 through 12
Using hands-on activities, children and teenagers
will learn about
animals with shells that live in coastal and marine habitats.

Environmental Ethics  -  for children in grades 6 through 12
Using games, activities and discussion children
and teenagers will
explore issues surrounding conservation, land use, and wildlife.
Schools
may need to supply some materials for this program
(markers and large pieces of paper).

Contact Matthew Nash to arrange a visit to your meeting place.
or call (781) 485 - 2804  ext. 105




SIGNS OF LIFE
Park Field Trips by Appointment
Educators and youth leaders are welcomed to book field trips to beautiful
DCR North Region (Metro North) forest, marsh, and coastal locales.
For more info and registration call (781) 231-1203
or email



GREAT DESTINATIONS
Call for this travelling slide show of the prettiest places in the Commonwealth
to come to your Senior Center, Library, or Civic Organization.
By appointment
Contact Lynn Hildenbrand at (781) 231-1203




THE CCC SHOW
The Civilian Conservation Corps put people to work during the Great Depression.
See how the Pinecone Johnnys made public lands
into the recreation havens we know and love to this day.

For more info, call (781) 231-1203 or email

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Breakheart Offers Trails for Hiking, Walking, and Jogging

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Map of Breakheart Trails

Color Map of Breakheart Trails


Information on Breakheart Trails



Healthy Heart Trails
DCR is excited to promote the Healthy Heart Trails initiative to promote better health.
Over 50 trails will be designated statewide in the hope Massachusetts residents will
make them part of their regular exercise routine.
Healthy HeartTrails measure approximately 1.5 miles or less in length and are easy to moderate.

The Fox Run Trail to Saugus River Trail at Breakheart is designated a Healthy Heart Trail.
The trail begins off the main parking lot near the visitor center. (1.4 miles - Moderate)


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Breakheart is a great place for you and your dog
to go for a long, healthy walk.


Just remember to bring a leash and please pick up after your dog.
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Picking up after your dog is a service YOU can do for the community.

To learn how your actions impact us all, please read:
A message from Earl, the pooper scooper hound - click here

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Breakheart Reservation Dog Park - Bark Place
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Bark Place is the only area in Breakheart Reservation where dogs are allowed off leash,
and
is reserved exclusively for the
use of dogs and their people.

More About Bark Place
click here

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www.Breakheart.net 


Anita Murray, Secretary

(781) 640 - 7253 




Jim Smith, Chairman            Peter Rossetti, Treasurer

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Breakheart Reservation Needs You!

  Due to cutbacks in staff and funds, your beloved reservation faces a big challenge.
  Without your help, some programs and services may have to be curtailed or eliminated.

  How can you help?
  By joining the new Breakheart Volunteer Team.
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The need for volunteers currently exists for:

Opening and staffing the Visitors Center

Movie Night staffing


Park wellness checks

For more information please contact:  

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"No Child Left Inside" 
is a special initiative
designed to encourage Massachusetts families and visitors
to enjoy all the
recreational resources and outdoor activities
that Massachusetts state parks have to offer!  
   
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    From Cape Cod, to Boston, 
to the Berkshire Hills,
it's time to discover
the fresh air and fun of the great outdoors!

    Click here for more information.


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For additional programs and information visit: 

Department of Conservation & Recreation www.mass.gov/dcr/events.htm

Friends of Alewife Reservation www.friendsofalewifereservation.org

Friends of Belle Isle Marsh Reservation www.friendsofbelleislemarsh.org

Friends of Breakheart Reservation www.Breakheart.net

Charles River Conservancy www.charlesriverconservancy.org

The Esplanade Association www.esplanadeassociation.org

Friends of the Middlesex Fells Reservation www.fells.org

Greater Boston New Eng. Mtn. Bike Assoc. www.gbnemba.org

Friends of Lynn & Nahant Beach www.lynn-nahantbeach.org

Friends of the Mystic River www.fomr.org

Mystic River Watershed Association www.mysticriver.org

Revere Beach Partnership www.reverebeachpartnership.com

Saugus River Watershed Association www.saugusriver.org

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ED MURRAY (1942 - 2012)
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Breakheart Reservation and the Friends of Breakheart lost a real friend
Ed Murray, our long time Chairman, will be missed by many as the most ardent
defender of, and generous contributor to the park.  He was never afraid to speak
up about issues or contribute to a cause.  He was also the sole sponsor of the
Breakheart Concert Series.  Although his failing health prevented him from
participating in many events in the last 20 months of his life, Breakheart issues
remained in his heart, until it failed him on February 17, 2012.

Any contributions in Ed's memory to the "Friends of Breakheart Reservation"
would be greatly appreciated and what he would have wanted as his legacy.

Please mail checks to: " Friends of Breakheart - 172 Forest Street, Saugus, MA 01906

Thank you

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