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!
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.
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 FONAT.org.
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.