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.
This former coastal farmland now welcomes visitors to a broad salt marsh and a dike path that leads to a loop trail around Eagle Island. If you visit during hunting season, please make sure that you wear bright colors and a bell! Hunting is permitted on this site during the Fall.
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.
This property is part of the larger Manchester-Essex Woods. The property protects the headwaters of the Essex River, which is a mere trickle at this location, and is part of a wildlife corridor that runs south from the salt marshes of Essex into the Manchester-Essex Woods.
The Camp Kent Environmental Center (CKEC) is a nature center and 16 -acre parcel of conservation land established by the Town of Amesbury in 1997. CKEC is connected to the adjacent Powow River Conservation Area and Lake Gardener.
This Nature reserve is split between Beverly an Wenham. This nature area is a great place to walk, run and hike. The preserve borders Wenham Lake, which supplies the drinking water for the cities of Beverly and Salem and for a portion of the town of Wenham. As you walk on the property you can view the tribute to Dom Manzoli, a dedicated citizen advocate who, for over three decades, fought to protect the water quality of Wenham Lake and its watershed.