David and I decided to take advantage of the 3 day weekend and explore some of Massachusetts. We came across Breakheart Reservation, which is a forest area full of hiking trails and lakes in Saugus, MA. We picked a trail at random without consulting the map, and it ended up being of moderate difficulty. The dogs discovered a swampy area and dived right in.
Although it was somewhat taxing – there were a lot of rocks to climb – it was worth it. We had a lot of fun and it was nice to get out and be active, especially while the weather is nice out. The dogs had a blast as well. We ended up having to consult the map in order to figure out how to get back, which was pretty cool. We felt like legitimate explorers.
There was also a dog park within the park, which was neat. Dogs have to be leashed on the trails, but then there is a space where you can let them run free.
I’d highly recommend this if anyone happens to be in the area. It’s very beautiful and peaceful.