Breakheart Reservation

Dogs Allowed

Details of Breakheart Reservation

Overview of Breakheart Reservation

Breakheart includes two lakes and a large forest.

Hours for Breakheart Reservation

Sunrise to sunset

Parking at Breakheart Reservation

Free parking is available on-site. 

Activities at Breakheart Reservation

A person walking through trails.


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


Supervised swimming at Pearce Lake draws a crowd each summer.
A park ranger speaking with children about nature.

Educational programs

Topics include history of the park and nature themes.

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 -  - no charcoal grills, propane only
  • First aid
  • Pavilion
  • Playground
  • Picnic areas
  • Restrooms
  • Visitors Center
  • Weddings

Accessibility at Breakheart Reservation

  • Accessible education programs
  • Accessible picnicking
  • Accessible restrooms
  • Accessible visitors center
  • Available beach wheelchairs