Nahant Beach Reservation Article

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Nahant Beach Reservation
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Long Beach
Map showing the location of Nahant Beach Reservation
Map showing the location of Nahant Beach Reservation
Location in Massachusetts
Location Nahant, Essex, Massachusetts, United States
Coordinates 42°26′50″N 70°56′12″W / 42.44722°N 70.93667°W / 42.44722; -70.93667
NAHANT BEACH RESERVATION Latitude and Longitude:

42°26′50″N 70°56′12″W / 42.44722°N 70.93667°W / 42.44722; -70.93667
[1]
Area67 acres (27 ha) [2]
Elevation0 ft (0 m) [1]
Establishedca. 1900
Operator Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation
Website Lynn Shore & Nahant Beach Reservation

Nahant Beach Reservation is a protected coastal reservation covering 67 acres (27 ha) of beach and recreational areas in the town of Nahant, Massachusetts. Nahant Road, called Nahant Beach Boulevard when it was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 2003, offers access to 7,000-foot-long (2,100 m) Long Beach on the Atlantic Ocean side to the east. The reservation includes a boat ramp with access to Lynn Harbor and shares athletic fields with Lynn Shore Reservation in the area around Nahant Rotary, a traffic circle at the reservation's northern end. [3] [4] The reservation is part of the Metropolitan Park System of Greater Boston.

History

In the early 1900s, privately owned shoreline property at Nahant Beach and Lynn Shore was acquired by the Metropolitan District Commission to create two abutting reservations. Following the purchases, buildings including the Hotel Nahant were removed to give the public access to beaches and to protect natural features. [3] A bathhouse was built at the north end of the reservation in 1901; beach shelters, benches, and a bridle path were added in the early 20th century. [5]

References

  1. ^ a b "Long Beach". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey.
  2. ^ "2012 Acreage Listing" (PDF). Department of Conservation and Recreation. April 2012. Retrieved January 19, 2014.
  3. ^ a b "Lynn Shore & Nahant Beach Reservation". MassParks. Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs. Retrieved August 5, 2013.
  4. ^ "Lynn Shore Map" (PDF). MassParks: Lynn Shore & Nahant Beach Reservation. Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs. Retrieved August 5, 2013.
  5. ^ Massachusetts Historical Commission (June 2003). "Nahant Beach Boulevard". National Register of Historic Places Inventory Nomination Form. National Park Service. Retrieved March 20, 2017.

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