Opinion

Let’s cherish Reedy Meadow

Lynnfield enjoys a rural atmosphere and great schools but we are additionally blessed with a nationally-recognized piece of the past.

Reedy Meadow, aka Lynnfield Marsh, was declared by the National Park Service as a National Natural Landmark in 1972.  It is one of only 11 designated so-designated sites within the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and the only one in Essex County.  Just 599 sites have been designated as such within the 48 states, American Samoa, Guam, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands,  (www.nps.gov/subjects/nnlandmarks)

Long before the Pilgrims landed, Reedy Meadow existed no wonder it has a long and varied history. More than 400 years ago, the American Indians made their home here. They grew corn and beans, sang to their children,…

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