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.

Guided Hike at Boxford State Forest, July 14, 2013

What's New on FONAT.ORG


Cold War North Andover Hike Flier
The history behind the Sentinel ABM site.
(34 MB PDF)
Woodchuck Hill
(1.7 MB PDF)

Shawsheen River
(7 MB PDF)

Town Farm Forest &
Farnsworth Reservation
(10 MB PDF)

Vernal Pool Exploration

Date:  Sunday, April 27, 2014, 1:00PM

Location:  Parking lot at the end of Sharpners Pond Rd.  

Join Friends of North Andover Trails and local naturalist Chris Bowe as we explore vernal pools.  Bring a small dipping net, plastic containers, and rubber boots if you want to explore the pools.

The hike is free and family friendly.  Heavy rain cancels.

April Monthly Group Meeting

Date:  Wednesday, April 16, 2014, 6:00PM

Location: 113 Andover St

Discussion of 2014 projects.

New members are always encouraged to attend.

May Trail Work Day: Bruin Hill

Date:  Saturday, May 3, 2014, 9:00AM

Location: Bruin Hill

           Meet up where the power lines cross Winter Street to 
           help re-open an old trail to Bruin Hill's summit.