Saugus Iron Works Nature Trail

The Saugus Iron Works NHS Nature Trail traverses the historic site and adjacent riverside woodlands. The trail overlooks the Saugus River, tidal mudflats and other wetlands, and includes dramatic scenic vistas of the restored 17th - century iron works site at Saugus Iron Works National Historic Site.

photo: Trailhead Type: Nature Trail
Length: 0.50 miles
Loop Trail? No
Allowed Uses: Bicycling (on pavement), Bicycling (off pavement), Pedestrian - Walking/Hiking/Running, Roller/Inline Skating, Snow - Cross-country Skiing
Agency: Nonprofit
Entry Fee? No
Parking Fee? No

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Directions

Location: At Saugus Iron Works NHS about 10 mi. N of Boston.
States: Massachusetts
Counties: Essex
Latitude: 42.46875   Longitude: -71.00717

From I95 N or S take Walnut St. exit (43). Go E towards Lynn and follow NPS brown signs 3.5 miles. From Route 1 N. Take Main St. , Saugus exit and follow signs east. Public bus #430 runs daily (not Sun) from Malden subway stop (Orange Line). 10 Miles N of Boston.

Description

The Saugus Iron Works NHS Nature Trail traverses the historic site and adjacent riverside woodlands. The trail overlooks the Saugus River, tidal mudflats and other wetlands, and includes dramatic scenic vistas of the restored 17th - century iron works site at Saugus Iron Works National Historic Site.

Additional Details

Width: 36 inches.
Primary Surface: Soil, Compacted
Secondary Surface: Wood chips

Average Grade: 2%
Elevation Low Point: 15
Elevation High Point: 25
Year Designated: 1989

Supporting Webpages and Documents

Website: Saugus Iron Works NHS

Contact Information

For more information and current conditions, contact the trail manager (listed below). For questions, suggestions, and corrections to information listed on the website, contact American Trails.

Park Ranger:
Curtis White
Supervisory Park Ranger
National Park Service
244 Central Ave.
Saugus , MA 01906
(978) 360-0191
http://www.nps.gov/sair

Trail Management:
Marc Albert
Natural Resource Program Manager
Saugus Iron Works NHS
244 Central St.
Saugus , MA 1906
(781) 233-0050
http://www.nps.gov/sair

 

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