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1 month ago

excellent trail with self-guided info about the quarry. We walked through after a snowstorm... Beautiful.

on Halibut Point Trail

1 month ago

Love walking here with the pups no matter what time of year!

trail running
2 months ago

I run this route regularly and love the ocean views. There were a few puddles along the route today that were leftover from (I'm guessing) a snowstorm that happened a few weeks ago. A lot of families will walk around this route when the weather is nice enough (e.g. today there were a lot of families and it was 45 degrees and sunny). I don't usually see wildflowers, but sometimes there are kite surfers (who can be carried maybe 20 feet up in the air) and Fort Independence is a cool place to visit too.

2 months ago

Excellent easy hike. Didn’t do this exact trail but did 4.5 mile loop so hit the metal (fire?) tower & stone tower

Can you swim in the quarry?

Highly recommend a visit and hike. Also dog friendly for dog walks. Every season is different and has something to offer. Fall is my favorite, especially late September to late October. The 2nd to 3rd weeks in October on Cape Ann here usually the peak weeks for the autumn foliage display.

mountain biking
3 months ago

Great MTB trails and awesome pump track. The good mountain bike trails can be difficult to find but after a couple of trips it is easy to get the lay of the land.

Great morning hike. Beautiful views of reservoirs. Keep an eye out to follow sineage!

4 months ago

great place to take the dog and escape from everything... every trip is a different experience! Only slightly negative comment I would have, but know there is not much to do about it would be the constant traffic flow noise from near by highway. Overall, definitely worth the time to check out for any nature lovers'.

beautiful views. Easy hike, though would have been easier if I had worn sneakers instead of flip flops

Decent walk around the reservoir. It was a bit more challenging than I expected it to be. The trails were a bit hard to find at times but course correction wasn't difficult to get back on track. Parking is limited so get there early.

Always a good loop. short but nice.

Another perfect kid/dog friendly trail.

Beautiful walk in October, with views of a huge granite quarry as well as the ocean

5 months ago

Great little hike. Very easy on the main trail. Take the paths! Explore!

Not really a hiking trail unless you're counting the walk from your car to the lighthouse rocks because during sunset you're going to be walking a long ass way since it's so crowded. Filled with photographers and just people trying to see a sunset. There's a secret cove/table area if you climb over the rocks underneath the lighthouse where you can sit and have your own little picnic.

Nice short loop.

Love it here. Great place to train for longer and harder hikes.

6 months ago

Lots of choices for trails. The smaller trail we went on near the pond was interesting without being very difficult. We will likely return to try a different route.

Great trail! Wish the signage was easier to read

I love jogging here it's beautiful

7 months ago

nice view and fun hiking but it is easy to get lost the trail becomes very narrow and small I actually got lost a few times and had to struggle to find my way back the cool thing is you can enjoy your surrounding while being lost lol...

Great easy hike, so green, so many cute dogs!

Hiking, trail running, mountain biking, dog walking, family picnics, backpacking, scenic views.

My neighborhood borders the reservation and I utilize the trails 1-4 days a week during the warm weather months. The area is expansive with 2,000 acres at your disposal. It offers many options for activities and difficulty levels. It can accommodate people (and dogs... and horses) of all capabilities. Just about anyone can manage walking the main fire roads. There are rolling hills and some steeper climbs but nothing too aggressive. However, once you get onto the singletrack trails (wide enough for one person at a time) you will find that the difficulty can increase quickly. If there's one word to come to mind about this place it's rocks! There are rocks of all shapes and sizes- from stretches of loose gravel to RV sized boulders and open ledge. They are both the strength and weakness of the reservation. Many trails that would otherwise be quick and simple are made slow and technical due to a clusters of basketball sized rocks on the path. However, I find this to be a negligible nuisance in light of the number of options to explore and see new features and the reward of several picturesque views overlooking the ponds and the city of Boston off in the distance. As a resident local I've been regularly exploring the reservation for three years and just two days ago I hiked a trail and saw features I've never seen before. Let me not forget to mention that the powerline trails offer some of the most aggressive downhill mountain bike features available. The trails are much beyond my ability still. But on mountain bike forums I've seen them compared to more renowned area's up north and out west. So for an all-in-one type of experience that can accommodate a family picnic w young kids to an aggressive hike or ride, the Lynn Woods is a hidden gem juxtaposed by it's otherwise urban landscape.

7 months ago

Small "trail" to see the lighthouse. The paved path on the other side of the lighthouse was decent. This path involved a one-person-wide staircase and lots of rocks to walk on. Very easy to find - follow the crowds!

7 months ago

I'll be honest, in the past my experiences with Lynn haven't been very positive but this has absolutely been the best surprise. Lynn Woods has a near perfect combination of trails, points of interest and views. I hiked almost 10 miles in nearly 100 degree heat and didn't even notice it. The time flew...and I never even felt the heat. Most of the trails are nicely covered by trees making it an excellent place to get your active on during hot days.

My only issue with the trails: the northern trails didn't seem as nicely labeled as the southern parts. There were times when I had to back track because I had taken a wrong turn.

If you hike the northern parts...bring your bug spray. The trails up there seem like excellent mountain biking trails and much less used than the southern parts, but being in the swampy areas means you could very easily become dinner for mosquitos!

I'll definitely come back when in the area.

Wonderful place!

I was in the area and decided to try this place . A nice surprise. There is a dirt road that serves as the main trail .If you take trails to the right toward the lake there are some wonderful rustic unused trails . I'd definitely come back again

Way too crowded, and people aren't in a rush to be polite and step aside for others. The lighthouse was pretty, but this is a tourist trap.

Very unique property. The granite quarry is breathtaking. Gorgeous water color. The hike down to the rocky shores of the ocean is worth it. Dirt roads but still ok for strollers.

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