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:

  • Identify new trail opportunities and community projects.
If you would like to join our organization, please join onlinecontact us, or join in person at our next meeting.  To stay informed about volunteer opportunities and local trail news, sign up for our email newsletter or like us on Facebook.

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.

A draft of the newly updated North Andover Open Space Plan is now available.

Guided Hike and Trail Grand Opening at Boston Hill, June 15, 2014

May Monthly Group Meeting

Date:  Wednesday, May 27, 2015, 6:00PM

Location: 113 Andover St

Discussion of projects and events.

New members are always encouraged to attend.

FONAT Nature Exploration: Birds of Carter Hill

Date:  Sunday, May 31, 2015, at 8am

Location:   Carter Field Rd off of Bradford St in North Andover, MA  (map)

Join Friends of North Andover Trails and Merrimack Valley Bird Club's Donna Cooper on a bird walk at Carter Fields and Carter Hill.  We'll be on the lookout for great blue heron, bobolink, woodpeckers and warblers!

We'll meet at 8AM at the athletic field parking area on Carter Fields Rd in North Andover.

The event is free and family friendly.  Heavy rain cancels.  


May Guided Hike: Osgood Hill

Date:  Sunday, May 17th, at 1pm

Location:   723 Osgood St, North Andover, MA 01845 (map)

Join Friends of North Andover Trails on a guided hike exploring this 250 acres of woodlands and open fields overlooking Lake Cochichewick. Beginning at the Stevens mansion, we’ll hike down to the lake, stopping to see the recent timber harvest area. The hike will continue to the summit of Osgood Hill where we’ll enjoy the view and refreshments. 

The walk is free and family friendly and will take about two hours. Heavy rain will cancel. Dogs must be leashed.

Meet at the Stevens Estate.  (Drive right up to the driveway to the estate's parking lot.)


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.


Bruin Hill NEW!
(1.7 MB PDF)


Bay Circuit Trail via
Cyr Recycling Center 
(4.7 MB PDF)


Windrush Farm 
(3.2 MB PDF)

Town Farm Forest &
Farnsworth Reservation
(1.3 MB PDF)