Now Available:
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!

A Guide to North Andover Trails

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, like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter.

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.

Trail Work Day at James Swamp

Date:  Satruday, April 2, 2016, 9AM -12PM

Location:  James Swamp (map)

Come help us kick off the 2016 work days, with a morning cleaning up the trails at James Swamp. We'll meet at the small parking area on Johnson St across from Holly Ridge Rd.  Bring lopper and gloves if you have them.  Boots and long pants are recommended.

Trail work days are subject to change based on weather and trail conditions, so be sure to check here for the latest info.

Our Monthly Group Meeting

Date:  Wednesday, April 27, 2016, 6:00PM

Location: 1 Johnson St (The Brickstore Building)

Discussion of projects and events.

New members are always encouraged to attend.

Guided Hike: Harold Parker's Salem Pond

New Date:  Sunday, April 10, 2016, at 1pm

Location:   614 Middleton Rd, North Andover, MA  (map)

For our April hike, we'll explore North Andover's Salem Pond. Far from the beaten path, Salem Pond is situated deep in Harold Parker State Forest, accessible only on foot. One of the forest's 9 man-made ponds, it was constructed by the Civilian Conservation Corp in the 1930s.

We'll meet at 1pm from the pavilion parking area on Middleton Rd in North Andover. The pavailion is just a short distance beyond the Berry Pond entrance, when heading east on Middleton Rd. (For GPS, use 614 Middleton Rd North Andover.)

Our walks are free and family friendly, and usually last about two hours. Heavy rain cancels. Dogs must be leashed.

The latest information will be posted here and at

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.

Stevens To Stevens Trail NEW!
(96KB PDF)

Bruin Hill
(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)