A Guide to North Andover Trails
The 84-page guidebook includes 16 original full-color maps, detailed trail descriptions,
and stunning wildlife photos from local nature photographers. View a sample here.
It is available here online (use the button below), and in local stores.
Order yours while supplies last!
Friends of North Andover Trails is a not-for-profit, community-based organization dedicated to preserving and supporting North Andover's public trail system. Working closely with local conservationists, town representatives and land owners, our members volunteer their time to:
Friends of North Andover Trails operates under the umbrella of the North Andover Improvement Society, a 501(c)(3) organization founded in 1885 and devoted to preserving the natural beauties and history of North Andover.
August Guided Hike: Cold War North Andover
Date: Sunday, August 21, 2016, at 1pm
Location: 744 Sharpners Pond Rd North Andover MA 01845 (map)
In 1968, the Defense Department selected North Andover for the nation's first Sentinel Anti-Ballistic Missile base. Join Friends of North Andover Trails and the North Andover Historical Society on a guided hike of Boxford State Forest and "the missile site", while learning about the area's rich history, what's left behind, and what could have been.
Meet at 1pm at the parking area at the intersection of Sharpners Pond Rd and Forest St. Our walks are free and family friendly, and will take about two hours. Heavy rain cancels. Dogs must be leashed.
The latest information will be posted here and on Facebook.
Trail Work Day at Shawsheen River Trail
Date: Saturday, September 3, 2016, 9AM -12PM
Location: Shawsheen River Trail (map)
We will be doing the usual trail clearing with loppers. If you have loppers please bring them. We'll meet at the end of Greene St. Gloves, long pants and long sleeves are recommended along with water and insect repellent.
Trail work days are subject to change based on weather and trail conditions, so be sure to check back here for the latest info on any upcoming event.
Monthly Group Meeting
Date: Wednesday, August 17th, 2016, 6:00PM
Location: 1 Johnson St North Andover, MA 01845 (map)
Discussion of upcoming projects and events. New and prospective members are always encouraged to attend.
We will meet in Glen's office, which is on the 2nd floor of the Brickstore building, (where Cow's Rock Ice Cream is). Use the entrance closest to the rotary and head up the stairs.
What's New on FONAT.ORG
We're always updating our maps on the Trail Maps page. The following maps have been recently added or updated.