Reedy Meadow

Reedy Meadow
127 Summer St.
Lynnfield, MA 01940
(781) 334-9495

Formerly known as the “Lynnfield Marsh”, Reedy Meadow is the largest freshwater cattail marsh in Massachusetts.  It is located in the towns of Lynnfield and Wakefield. The majority of the Lynnfield portion of the meadow is owned by the Conservation Commission - Town of Lynnfield and National Development.  The U. S. Department of the Interior designated Reedy Meadow as a National Natural Landmark.  It is the major water retention area for the Saugus River Watershed, as well as a natural wildlife refuge.  Pillings Pond drains into the meadow.  The best access in Lynnfield is traveling along the old railroad bed at Summer Street by St. Paul’s Church (address listed above, please be respectful).


Dawn - Dusk daily




  • Self guided


  • Camping
  • Walking & Hiking
  • Wildlife Viewing
  • Natural Resources
  • Parks

Property Owner/Organization: 

Town of Lynnfield
Essex Coastal Scenic Byway
Rail Trail
Rail Trail Trailhead