Ward Reservation East
Oct
15
1:00pm 1:00pm

Ward Reservation East

  • 1275 Turnpike Street North Andover, MA, 01845 United States (map)
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Come explore some less-visited sections of Ward Reservation with FONAT.  Starting from the Boston Hill trail head at Brightview, we'll be visiting Rubbish Meadow, site of an active heron rookery, and Mars Swamp. The hike will last about 2 hours and promises fall foliage and marsh views.

NOTE: This event was originally scheduled for October 8th.

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

Harold Parker State Forest and the CCC

  • 614 Middleton Road North Andover, MA, 01845 United States (map)
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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.

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Discover Osgood Hill
May
7
1:00pm 1:00pm

Discover Osgood Hill

  • 723 Osgood Street North Andover, MA, 01845 United States (map)
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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. 

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

Weir Hill History Hike

  • 538 Pleasant Street North Andover, MA, 01845 United States (map)
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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.

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

Extended-Length Hike at Boxford State Forest

  • 744 Sharpners Pond Road North Andover, MA, 01845 United States (map)
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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. 

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Hike/Snowshoe Town Farm & Farnsworth Reservation
Feb
12
1:00pm 1:00pm

Hike/Snowshoe Town Farm & Farnsworth Reservation

  • 462 Dale Street North Andover, MA, 01845 United States (map)
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Join Friends of North Andover Trails for an afternoon hike or snowshoe. We will begin at the Gallagher Field parking lot on Dale St, and start off through the Town Farm Forest, connecting to Greenbelt's Farnsworth Reservation. If there's sufficient snow cover, this will be a snowshoe event.

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