UPCOMING MEETINGS AND VOLUNTEER DAYS
Join FONAT volunteers for our first volunteer workday of the spring. We'll be working on improving the trail connecting Carter Hill and Mazurenko Farm— the future site of a new boardwalk that we plan to construct in May.
Discussion of upcoming projects and events. New members are always encouraged to attend. We meet at Glen's office, on the 2nd floor of the Brick Store building in the Old Center.
Join FONAT volunteers for boardwalk construction day. We'll be building at a low spot on the trail connecting Carter Hill and Mazurenko Farm.
Join FONAT volunteers for boardwalk construction day. We'll be building a boardwalk on the Bay Circuit Trail near the Middleton border within Boxford State Forest. Details to be announced.
Come help us clear the Scout Trail at Mazurenko Farm Conservation Area.
Come help us clear the Locust Trail at Mazurenko Farm Conservation Area.
Come help us clear the Shawsheen River Trail.
Come explore the extensive trail network at Weir Hill with FONAT while learning a bit about the history of the hill and the town's original settlement. The hike should last about 2 hours and promises beautiful scenery as we hike along the lake and then ascend Weir Hill.
Join us on a guided hike exploring this 250 acres of woodlands and open fields overlooking Lake Cochichewick. Beginning at the Stevens mansion, we’ll hike down to the lake, identifying trees and plants along the way. The hike will continue to the summit of Osgood Hill where we’ll enjoy the view and refreshments.
For our June 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.
Come explore Boxford State Forest with FONAT and go beyond the missile site. See how beautiful the forest really is as you follow the Bay Circuit Trail to the Boxford border before turning off on a woods road to find a large red pine plantation that lives up to its nickname of the "Enchanted Forest".
Come explore a small portion of Harold Parker State Forest. Harold Parker is a hidden gem, with a wide variety of trails accessible for hiking and biking. We will walk past beaver dams and ponds, traveling on a well-maintained forest trail, making our way first to the old soapstone quarry site and finally to the historic Jenkins Mill site.
Join FONAT and Essex County Greenbelt to check out North Andover's newest trail, a wooded loop to be created through the new Leonhard Farm conservation restriction along the border with Boxford.
Come hike at Ward Reservation with FONAT. The hike will last about 2.5 hours and promises Boston skyline views from Boston Hill and Holt Hill.
Come explore the trails at Mazurenko Farm with FONAT. The hike should last about 2 hours and promises beautiful scenery as we ascend Barker Hill.
Come explore this little known trail system along the Bay Circuit Trail, through town conservation land and state forest behind the Cyr Recycling Center. The hike should last about 2 hours.