River Road trail is 0.9 miles of a level riverside trail with loops at the Indian River Bridge. Riverbend Trails climb up through old orchard and dense woods, connecting to Page School or to the upper Indian River. There is a side trail along the Indian River. River Road trail may be wet during very high tides.
Since the The Trustees of Reservations opened the Children's Rocky Woodland at Ravenswood Park, have have walked the trail numerous times. It's a wonderful loop trail that starts at the Nature Center located at the park entrance on Western Avenue and loops around the front of the park to intersect with the Magnolia Swamp Trail. At this intersection you can loop back to the entrance by going right, OR you can go left and continue on to the Magnolia Swamp, which is an adventure in itself. The option is presented at the perfect time in the hike, because you can ask the members of your exploration team if they want to head back or move on!
Open year-round, 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 birdwatching by the Saugus River are popular year-round activities.
The Trustees of Reservations invite you to come celebrate “Know Your Place: Ravenswood” month during November in Gloucester. Come check out our new Learning and Discovery Center or hike our newest addition to our trail map - the Children's Rocky Woodland! There are plenty of family oriented events, a new Quest treasure hunt, and our trails are always open for you to come and explore on your own.
The Rail Trail follows an old rail line that runs in a north-south direction connecting Peabody to Wenham. It is the southernmost section of the regional Border to Boston trail from Danvers to Salisbury. The route of the rail trail winds from the Peabody line south of Andover Street, through the heart of downtown Danvers with the new Swampwalk and the Wenham and Topsfield trail to the north.