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Outdoor Enthusiasts Love Rumney Marsh Reservation 

As the long, hard New England winter comes to a close, now is the perfect time to get out and explore the natural wonders right in our backyard. One area that many Bostonians and Bay Staters enjoy visiting is right here in Revere, Massachusetts – the Rumney Marsh Reservation. 

If you are looking for a great place to hike, stroll, bird-watch, and explore, this might be the ideal place to take a day trip. 

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What Is Rumney Marsh Reservation? 

Rumney Marsh is a 600-acre salt marsh located within the Saugus and Pines River Inlet. The park is managed by the Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation and is located in the town of Saugus and the city of Revere, Massachusetts. 

This state park offers a wide variety of activities depending upon your level of adventurousness. From running trails to biking trails, you have the chance to experience up close the habitats of many marine animals and migratory birds. Bring your binoculars to get even closer and watch the nesting locations along the trail.

The walking/running trails allow visitors a chance to not only get some exercise and enjoy time with family but to take in the vistas and wildlife so close to major cities and towns. 

The almost three-mile walking path is one that families can enjoy together as it is fairly flat and only has an elevation of approximately 88 feet. 

This expansive saltmarsh is open year-round to accommodate nature lovers of all ages who want to view the area in the glorious colors of a New England Autumn as well as the warm ocean breezes of a Massachusetts summer. The reservation also provides recreational opportunities such as boating, fishing, walking, and bird watching.

Accessing the marsh is easy as it is located directly off Route 107 and Route 1 in Saugus and Revere. 

Things to Do in Rumney Marsh 

Connecting with nature has never been easier or closer than at Rumney Marsh. Outdoor enthusiasts can soak up the sun while taking part in their favorite outdoor activities. 

  • Run
  • Bike
  • Walk
  • BirdWatch
  • Canoe
  • Kayak
  • Fish

Rumney Marsh can accommodate walkers, hikers, bird watchers, and bikers (nonmotorized) along the 2.8-mile trail. There are beautiful views of the widespread marsh as well as the stunning Boston skyline. 

Open from dusk to dawn, Rumney Marsh offers natural and cultural history tours as well as educational programs about the birds and wildlife that can be seen in the marsh. 

What To Bring

Take some time to enjoy a picnic while taking in the vistas or fish for a short while. This day trip is flat enough to enjoy with even the youngest members of your family. 

Don’t forget to pack your sunscreen, camera, and (of course) bug spray to enjoy the day exploring this vast marsh area. Be sure to bring a trash bag as the area is carry-in-carry-out to protect our beautiful marshlands.