A Guide to North Andover Trails
Our new trail guide is here.
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 immediately 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.
A draft of the newly updated North Andover Open Space Plan is now available.
Our Monthly Group Meeting
Date: Thursday, July 29, 2015, 6:00PM
Location: 113 Andover St
We will meet at The Stevens-Coolidge Place meeting room. Discussion of projects and events.
New members are always encouraged to attend.
August Trail Work Day: Shawsheen River Trail
Date: Saturday, August 1, 2015, 9AM
Location: 89 Greene St North Andover MA (map)
Come help clear the Shawsheen River Trail. We'll have line trimmers and plenty of hand tools for cutting back vegetation. Bring gloves and loppers if you have them.
This all-volunteer event is free and open to the public. Bring gloves if you have them. Boots and long pants are recommended.
Meet at the parking area at the end of Greene Street.
August Guided Hike: The Enchanted Forest
Date: Sunday, August 9, 2015, at 1pm
Location: Sharpners Pond Rd and Forest St North Andover MA (map)
Come explore Boxford State Forest with FONAT & go beyond the missile site. See how beautitful the forest really is as you follow the Bay Circuit Trail to the Boxford border before turning off on a woods road to find a large red pine plantation that lives up to its nickname of the "Enchanted Forest".
Our walks are free and family friendly, and usually take about two hours. Heavy rain cancels. Dogs must be leashed.
We will meet at the state forest parking area at the end of Sharpner’s Pond Road in North Andover. Look for FONAT’s blue table from 12.30PM for sign-in forms and a chance to purchase FONAT’s new trail guide.
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.