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A nice afternoon

Could easily spend a half day walking through the forest here. There is a mix of paved paths and... read more

Reviewed 21 October 2018
Boston, Massachusetts
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Breakheart Reservation

This is a great out of the way to hike different trials. There is even a nice pond on the way to... read more

Reviewed 17 October 2018
Boston, Massachusetts
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177 Forest St, Saugus, MA 01906-1959
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Reviewed 21 October 2018 via mobile

Could easily spend a half day walking through the forest here. There is a mix of paved paths and rocky trails through the woods. The ponds are beautiful - especially in October - hard to believe this peaceful and quiet place is only 10 miles...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank nvaillan
Reviewed 17 October 2018

This is a great out of the way to hike different trials. There is even a nice pond on the way to swim at in summer. Do go if in Saugus

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank kappy26
Reviewed 25 September 2018

dont just stay on the road of Breakheart. There are many miles of trails that offer great views and a little more than staying on the pavement. Maps at the main entrance.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Red S
Reviewed 21 September 2018

I really enjoy visiting Breakheart with my dog. There are tons of trails, some more advanced than others. The main area has a paved walkway where you'll see families and lots of people walking dogs. There is a leash policy which people appear to stick...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank quiet_wave
Reviewed 17 September 2018 via mobile

Breakheart reservation is a beautiful place to take a walk on a nice day.there's a really nice pond you can swim in but you must walk a mile or two to get to it but it's well worth the walk.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank ladynred38
Reviewed 4 September 2018 via mobile

After a large lunch at Sho Yu, we felt we needed to walk off some of the calories, so we walked into this preserve. Even though it was a hot day, the huge pine trees sheltered us from the sun we walked about 20 minutes...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank jer b
Reviewed 22 August 2018

Been coming here since I was a kid. Great place to swim, picnic or walk your dogs. Well worth a visit.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Woodstock63
Reviewed 11 August 2018

We visited this place during our visit to the national park ironworks site nearby. It was a breezy stroll in a summer afternoon. We stopped by at the visitor center first. The staffs were very helpful, giving us a map and suggestions on route. This...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Ming O
Reviewed 11 July 2018

The DCR keeps this place clean and clear. Trails are well marked and seem to eventually end up on the paved road. I enjoy the beauty of nature, the activities they offer each season, (fun run, maple syruping, etc). Parking is free. There is a...More

Date of experience: July 2018
2  Thank Sss709
Reviewed 10 July 2018 via mobile

Every year someone gets hurt here. You can't have fun any more. It is great for walking your dogs but stay out of the water

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank Lisa F
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Patricia B
3 May 2018|
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Response from Steve L | Reviewed this property |
Yes in the summer. You need to talk about 1 mile down the paved path to the beach.