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

(781) 233 - 0834

DCR website - Breakheart 
http://www.mass.gov/eea/agencies/dcr/massparks/region-north/breakheart-reservation.html 

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Breakheart Reservation 2019 Programs & Events

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

All programs are free and open to the public.
All children must be accompanied by an adult.
Reasonable accommodations are available upon advanced request.

For more information or to register for events 
Contact Stacy Kilb       (617) 727-1199 ext.406

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

Breakheart Ranger Station (781) 233 - 0834 


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For information about the many FREE programs offered in State Parks,
please visit
MA DCR website 


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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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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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