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.

June Trail Work Day

Date:  Saturday, June 6, 2015, 9AM

Location: 600 Winter Street  (map)

Join us to work on the trails at Greenbelt's little-known Bruin Hill Reservation.  

We'll meet at the trailhead, where the power lines cross Winter Street.  We'll be continuing our work on the new summit trail.  Bring gloves and your own loppers if you have them.  Boots and long pants are recommended.

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.  


June Guided Hike: Stevens to Stevens Trail Opening

Date:  Saturday, June 13, 2015, at 1pm

Location:   The Stevens-Coolidge Place, 139 Andover St  (map)

Please come celebrate the Stevens to Stevens Trail!

This new 1.3 mile trail links the Stevens-Coolidge Place to Weir Hill.  Beginning at the Stevens-Coolidge Place, the trail continues down Andover Street, across North Andover Town Common, and up and over numerous lots donated to The Trustees of Reservations by the Stevens family, along the Town Beach and into the Weir Hill Reservation. The construction of this important linkage was funded by the Community Preservation Act.  It is now complete and ready to be enjoyed. So please come as we cut the ribbon and go for a walk along this wonderful new trail that brings the community together.

The ribbon cutting will be held at 1pm and then an informative walk along the trail will begin shortly thereafter. The walk will continue into Weir Hill for those what would like a longer hike. Refreshments will be available along the trail.


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)