Breakheart Reservation


177 Forest St., Saugus, MA 01906
Wheelchair Accessible
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 at 177 Forest Street in Saugus and at 100 Hemlock Road in Wakefield. The Wakefield entrance is closer to Pearce Lake Beach.

Activities   at Breakheart Reservation

  • Hiking

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

    Supervised swimming at Pearce Lake draws a crowd each summer.
  • 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
  • Beach mat provided
  • Beach wheelchair available
  • Paved walking trails

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