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.
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.