Saugus, Massachusetts 01906
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Tucked away in the woods of Saugus is a sparkling pond that is surrounded by some of the most gorgeous autumn colors. Birch Pond is a great place to escape into nature and appreciate the beauty of the season. Best of all, it’s easily reachable via a scenic hike on one side or a quick walk on the other side.
Birch Pond is part of the Lynn Woods Reservation, an expansive natural space that includes over 2,000 acres of wilderness. You can reach the pond from the east by hiking a 4.4-mile loop trail that is dog and horse friendly. The pond itself is about a mile long and bordered by the most stunning fall foliage.
A small trail near the pond is perfect for a scenic stroll around the water. There are rocks of all shapes and sizes sticking out of the water and scattered along the edge, making for some great vantage points for photography or perfect locations for a waterside picnic.
This is a great hike for everyone from experienced outdoor enthusiasts to someone who just wants a bit of fresh air. There are plenty of trees shading the trails so you’ll stay cool under that autumn sun and lots of branching trails to check out if the main trail is a bit crowded.
Not up for a hike but still want to check this place out? Simply park on Birchwood Avenue or Pond Street on the other side of the reservation and walk up to the pond directly! The west side of the pond is bordered by Walnut Street.
From Only in Your State website
About Lynn Woods
The Lynn Woods Reservation was founded in 1881, the second largest municipal park in the United States, is a 2,200 acre municipal forest park located in Lynn, Massachusetts. The Woods offers over 30 miles of scenic trails for hiking, running, horseback riding, mountain biking (not allowed during the winter), cross-country skiing, and nature walks. Three active reservoirs provide pretty pond-like scenery among natural forestland, as well as clean water for the City of Lynn. Dungeon Rock is a well-loved underground tunnel with a history of pirate lore and treasure seekers. The Rose Garden, Houghton Horticultural Garden, and Amphitheater areas provide more formal settings to explore.
From Lynn Woods webpage