Now Available:
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!

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 or like us on Facebook.

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.

Our Monthly Group Meeting

Date:  Wednesday, September 30, 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.

September Trail Work Day: Mazurenko Farm

Date:  Saturday, September 5, 2015, 9AM

Location: 581 Bradford St North Andover, MA  (map)

Come help clear the Locust Trail at Mazurenko Farm. We'll have the brush mower, 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. Boots and long pants are recommended.

Trails and Sails HikeThe Bay Circuit Trail

Date:  Saturday, September 26, 2015, at 1pm

Location:   Sharpners Pond Rd and Forest St North Andover MA  (map)

Help us open a new section of the Bay Circuit Trail! The Bay Circuit is a 230-mile “semi-urban” greenway, starting at Plum Island and extending through some 40 towns. This section joins the existing trail in the vicinity of Sharpner’s Pond Road in North Andover and connects the Bay Circuit Trail for the first time through the town of Middleton. We will hike along the wooded trails of Boxford State Forest, making stops at an abandoned cellar hole and cider press stones. The hike is sponsored jointly by the Friends of North Andover Trails and the Middleton Stream Team.

Our walks are free and family friendly, and will 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 where our new trail guide will be on sale.

View the event and add it to your itinerary in the Trails and Sails 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.

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)