Introduction to Saugus, Massachusetts
Saugus, Massachusetts, in Essex county, is 2 miles W of Lynn, Massachusetts and 7 miles N of Boston, Massachusetts. The town is considered part of the Boston metropolitan area. Saugus has a population of 26,078.
The name of this town comes from an Indian name which means "great". It was settled in during 1629. The area was incorporated as town in February 1815. During that period, agriculture was the chief industry but with the onset of Industrial revolution, Saugus became home to several other industries like woolen goods, shoes and tobacco. Saugus is also recognized as the site where integrated ironworks began in North America.
Saugus and nearby Attractions
- Breakheart Reservation
- Belden Bly Bridge
- Camp Nihan
- Saugus Iron Works National Historic Site
- Rumney Marsh
- Saugus River
Things To Do In Saugus
Saugus has been well endowed by nature with its incredible parks, camping grounds and river. The Breakheart Reservation State Park is an excellent place to go fishing, swimming, hiking and biking. One should also visit the Saugus Iron Works National Historic Site where one can see the reconstructed blast furnace, rolling mill, forge and also a restored 17th century building.
The local airport is Boston Logan International.
Saugus Higher Education
The Bunker Hill Community College is nearby.