Lynn Woods

Founded in 1881, Lynn Woods Reservation is the second largest municipal park in the United States. With 30 miles of trails through diverse forest, wetlands, ponds and streams, Lynn Woods has served an important role in Lynn for centuries. Lynn Woods has many famous landmarks, including the Wolf Pits, an underground tunnel called Dungeon Rock, and the famous Stone Tower. Constructed in 1936 for fire observation, it is the highest point in Lynn, and has commanding views of Lynn’s waterfront, Boston, and beyond. According to legend, pirate treasure was buried at Dungeon Rock in the 17th century. Many have tried to locate the treasure in the 135-foot-deep cave, but to this day, its whereabouts remain a mystery.Don’t miss Burrill Hill, with the highest elevation in the greater Lynn area (285′), and Mt. Gilead (272′). Both offer beautiful panoramas over the Woods, south to the Blue Hills and north to New Hampshire. Enjoy a picnic lunch or a stroll in the Lynn Woods Rose Garden created in the 1920s by Lynn Park Superintendent John P. Morrissey. It is by far one of the most charming public gardens in the City of Lynn.


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Driving Directions

Interstate 95 to exit 44B, Route 1 North/Lynn. At the rotary, take the second exit for Lynnfield Street. Follow Lynnfield Street for 4 miles until you see a sign for Lynn Woods on the right (Great Woods Road). Take that right to the Great Woods parking lot at the end. From Route 1 North, turn right onto Salem Street. At the rotary, take the first right onto Lynnfield Street and follow directions above.

Notes & Advisories

Biking is only allowed on marked trails. Mountain biking, hiking, rock climbing, cross country skiing, walking and horseback riding.


  • Historic Resources
  • Natural Resources
  • Parks
  • Wildlife Viewing


  • Appropriate for all ages
  • Dog Friendly
  • Parking Available