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The 2nd biggest municipal park in the wider Boston region, the over two thousand acre forest reserve features a rocky ledge, evergreen/deciduous woods, streams, wetlands, and ponds. The ponds found in Lynn Woods are essential since they serve residents of the city and neighboring cities by providing them with fresh drinking water. Lynn Woods is also an important habitat for wildlife. More than a hundred bird species inhabit the forest with some migrating into the woods from time to time. Some of the wildlife that inhabits Lynn Woods include the red-tail fox, hawks, and owls. Lynn Woods offers more than an aquifer, wildlife preserve, or wildlife experience, it is a unique and rare experience. Lynn woods features paths that are marked for easy navigation, and are relatively flat and easy to walk as long as you stay on the paths.
Lynn Woods gained recognition in the 1600s when the first settlers moved into the area. Grazing of animals and farming brought a new dimension into how the land was used as the settlers moved in. Some of the interesting characteristics of Lynn Woods are the stone wolf pits which are thought to have been used to trap wolves that were notorious for preying on livestock. Lynn Woods is popular among the mountain biking community, and the bouldering community, a type of rock climbing. The Northern part of the Walden Pond is prime terrain featuring over forty miles of trails. Lynn Woods has over one hundred and fifty routes and boulders known as problems. Over the years, Lynn Woods has established itself as one of the go-to places for the sport in New England. The area is widely considered as one of the best places in the United States to do freeride mountain biking. With route names such as Wicked Hard, Awesome Sauce, and Shark’s tooth, Lynn Woods is considered technical for cyclists. There are several trail maps accessible via the internet to help you determine trail selections.
Lynn Woods provides products that people around the area consume and use. It is also home to medicinal plants and wildlife. More importantly, the forest plays an important role in purifying the air for those living within and near the region. However, if Lynn Woods is not protected from activities such as agriculture, mining, logging, and development, destruction is imminent. The Friends of Lynn Woods exist precisely to ensure that such kind of destruction does not occur. Conserving Lynn Woods is essential to sustain the services the region offers, as well as avoiding negative results.
By promoting measures to preserve Lynn Woods, the Friends of Lynn Woods help improve the quality of air in the surrounding areas and helps reduce the number of toxic greenhouse gases which are significant contributors to global warming. Lynn Woods stores and absorbs carbon dioxide through photosynthesis releasing oxygen into the air for residents of the surrounding region to breathe. One of the objectives of Friends of Lynn Woods is to ensure that deforestation does not occur in the region. It is essential that deforestation does not occur in Lynn Woods because it would limit the region’s capacity of absorbing carbon dioxide, and air pollution would become a major problem.…
The Friends of Lynn Woods is the fundamental community organization that helps the City in maintaining and improving Lynn Woods. Friends of Lynn Woods was incorporated in 1990 as a non-profit organization with an aim of ensuring Lynn Woods Reservation’s perpetual existence. The formation of Friends of Lynn Woods was inspired by the Indentured document of December 1881, which outlined a desire to have Lynn Woods Reservation continue to exist to perpetuity. The Friends of Lynn Woods’ objective is to safeguard the woods from exploitation and development and maintain the forest as an unspoiled and natural forest preserve. The community organization recruits volunteers and conducts projects geared towards enhancing but not altering the primeval and natural characteristics of the wood. One of the objectives of the Friends of Lynn Woods’ is making Lynn Woods become a major focal area of the City of Lynn. Towards this end, Friends of Lynn Woods educates children and adults of the historical and environmental significance of Lynn Woods. The community organization acts as a link between Lynn Woods and residents of the City by enabling the people to get reacquainted with Lynn Woods Reservation. In the last two decades, the Friends of Lynn Woods has been keen on ensuring that improvement projects outlined in the master plan of Lynn Woods Reservation are successfully completed.
Founded in 1881 with the help of the Department of Conservation and Recreation of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, the Lynn Woods Reservation is the 2nd biggest municipal park in America. The municipal park covers more than two thousand acres of land and is situated in Lynn Massachusetts. The forest features more than thirty miles of spectacular trails for nature walks, cross-country skiing, mountain biking, horseback riding, running, and hiking. The forest also features 3 active reservoirs that provide fresh water to the City of Lynn, as well as spectacular pond-like sites among natural woods. Dungeon Rock is a popular underground tunnel known for its rich history of treasure seekers and pirate lore. According to legends, there is buried treasure underneath Dungeon Rock from the early 1600s. A man called Hiram Marble was instructed by spirits to make his way to the cave and obtain the treasure, and Hiram Marble relocated his family to the region in the 1800s and started to dig for the treasure. Since then oddity seekers of New England have always been curious about the region. The Amphitheater area, Rose Garden, and Houghton Horticultural Garden offer more formal areas for exploration.
In some ways, Lynn Woods Reservation seems like an oxymoron; a forest at the center of a city? But alas, the area has long been a popular destination for mountain biking and trail walking offering an excellent opportunity to dive in and explore nature without driving far away from the beaten path. The Stone Tower at Burrill Hill is perhaps the most prominent architectural landmark in Lynn Woods. Standing at forty-eight feet, the Stone Tower is also Lyn Woods’ highest point and is usually accessible by appointment…