Destination Salem Pond
Jun
4
1:00 pm13:00

Destination Salem Pond

  • 614 Middleton Road North Andover, MA, 01845 United States

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.

Woodchuck Hill Trail Grand Opening
Jul
16
1:00 pm13:00

Woodchuck Hill Trail Grand Opening

  • 150 Foxwood Drive North Andover, MA, 01845 United States

Thanks to an ambitious Eagle Scout project, the long-sought-after trail linking Foxwood Dr and the Woodchuck Hill trail system is here. Join us to explore Woodchuck Hill and this wonderful new trail connection.

Harold Parker State Forest and the CCC
Aug
13
1:00 pm13:00

Harold Parker State Forest and the CCC

  • 614 Middleton Road North Andover, MA, 01845 United States

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.

Leonhard Farm Trail Grand Opening
Sep
24
1:00 pm13:00

Leonhard Farm Trail Grand Opening

  • Bruin Hill Road North Andover, MA, 01845 United States

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.


Discover Osgood Hill
May
7
1:00 pm13:00

Discover Osgood Hill

  • 723 Osgood Street North Andover, MA, 01845 United States

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. 

Weir Hill History Hike
Apr
9
1:00 pm13:00

Weir Hill History Hike

  • 538 Pleasant Street North Andover, MA, 01845 United States

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.

Extended-Length Hike at Boxford State Forest
Mar
12
1:00 pm13:00

Extended-Length Hike at Boxford State Forest

  • 744 Sharpners Pond Road North Andover, MA, 01845 United States

Come spend the entire afternoon exploring Boxford State Forest. For this hike, we're trying something a bit different— we'll hike for 4 hours instead of the usual 2 hours! See how beautiful the forest really is as you follow the Bay Circuit Trail across the Boxford border, through a large red pine plantation nicknamed of the "Enchanted Forest", over Bald Hill, to Crooked Pond and more. 

Explore James Swamp
Jan
8
1:00 pm13:00

Explore James Swamp

  • 220 Rea Street North Andover, MA, 01845 United States

Come explore the trails at James Swamp (the Reynolds Conservation Area) with FONAT. The walk will be shorter than our usual trips, lasting about an hour or so. If there's sufficent snow cover, this will be a snowshoe trip.

Discover Mazurenko Farm
Dec
11
1:00 pm13:00

Discover Mazurenko Farm

  • 579 Bradford Street North Andover, MA, 01845 United States

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.

Explore The Bay Circuit Trail
Nov
13
1:00 pm13:00

Explore The Bay Circuit Trail

  • 744 Sharpners Pond Road North Andover, MA, 01845 United States

Join Friends of North Andover Trails for an afternoon hike on the Bay Circuit Trail, a permanent recreation trail and greenway extending through 37 towns.