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.