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.

August Guided Hike: Cold War North Andover

Date:  Sunday, August 21, 2016, at 1pm

Location:   744 Sharpners Pond Rd North Andover MA 01845  (map)

In 1968, the Defense Department selected North Andover for the nation's first Sentinel Anti-Ballistic Missile base. Join Friends of North Andover Trails and the North Andover Historical Society on a guided hike of Boxford State Forest and "the missile site", while learning about the area's rich history, what's left behind, and what could have been.

Meet at 1pm at the parking area at the intersection of Sharpners Pond Rd and Forest St.  Our walks are free and family friendly, and will take about two hours.  Heavy rain cancels.  Dogs must be leashed.

The latest information will be posted here and on Facebook.

Trail Work Day at Mazurenko Farm

Date:  Saturday, August 6, 2016, 9AM -12PM

Location:  Mazurenko Farm (map)

We will be doing the usual trail clearing with loppers and the brush mower. If you have loppers please bring them. We'll meet at the parking area on Bradford St, about 1/3 of a mile north of the intersection with Great Pond Rd. Gloves, long pants and long sleeves are recommended along with water and insect repellent. 

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

Monthly Group Meeting

Date:  Wednesday, August 17th, 2016, 6:00PM

Location: 1 Johnson St North Andover, MA 01845 (map)

Discussion of upcoming projects and events. New and prospective members are always encouraged to attend.

We will meet in Glen's office, which is on the 2nd floor of the Brickstore building, (where Cow's Rock Ice Cream is).  Use the entrance closest to the rotary and head up the stairs.

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)