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Ages:Kids, Teens, Adults
Category:Parks & Nature
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Lynn Woods Reservation is the second largest municipal park in the greater Boston area. This 2,200 acre forest reserve consists of ponds, wetlands, streams, deciduous/evergreen forest and rocky ledge. The ponds provide the drinking water for the residents of Lynn and surrounding communities.

Wildlife abounds in the forest. Well over 100 species of birds inhabit or seasonally frequent the woods. A large rodent population supports such predators as hawks, owls and red tail fox. More than an aquifer, more than a wildlife preserve, more than a wilderness experience, Lynn Woods is a rare and unique adventure.

Lynn Woods awaits your exploration and enjoyment. You will come to love and appreciate the woods as did the early settlers and citizens who wisely preserved it for all generations.

For more information on events in Lynn Woods, contact the Ranger at 781-477-7123.



Pennybrook Road, Lynn, MA, 01904 map
Phone: (781) 593-7773

From Route 128 North or South: Take Exit 43 in Lynnfield. (From this point, it is 4.0 miles to Lynn Woods.) At the bottom of the ramp, head east, following signs to Walnut Street, Saugus/Lynn. At 1.5 miles, bear left at the fork. You will cross over Route One and continue into Lynn (the boundary is unmarked) on Walnut Street.

At a blinking light, turn left onto Pennybrook Road (opposite O'Callaghan Way). Go to the end of Pennybrook Road and between two stone pillars into the reservation.

From Route 1 North or South: Take the Walnut Street exit in Saugus and head east on Walnut Street into Lynn. At 2.0 miles, turn left at a blinking light onto Pennybrook Road.

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