Wide, welcoming trails used for walking and horseback riding.
Beginning at the parking area on Lacy St, walk along the edge of the pasture (stay outside the fence) to the Back Loop, or cross the street to explore a series of interconnecting trails. The blue and orange trails are marked with aluminum trail markers corresponding to the colors shown here. Visitors on foot should always be sure to yield to horseback riders. Dogs should always be leashed.
A bridal easement to Stonecleave Rd can be used to access Boxford State Forest. Turn right on Stonecleave Rd, which ends at a trail into the forest.
FLORA AND FAUNA
The Windrush Farm conservation area protects critical habitat for rare and endangered species, and water quality of the Ipswich River. A large portion of North Andover’s watershed drains to Fish Brook, which joins the Ipswich River in Topsfield. Windrush Farm’s southern border includes a rare Atlantic white cedar swamp.
The property was the farm of Ephraim Stiles who built the farm house around 1730. Through most of the 19th century the farm was run by the Averills, later John Killiam, and by the early 20th century it was owned by the Perley family. The Kittredges bought the farm in 1950.
Marjorie Kittredge founded the Windrush horse farm in 1964. The surrounding open space was purchased by the town using Community Preservation Act funds in 2010. The remaining 38 acres continue to host Windrush Farm Therapeutic Equitation, which provides equine assisted activities and therapies to over 2,000 people per year.