A public trail easement along the peaceful shoreline of the Rolling Ridge retreat center.
PROTECTING WATER QUALITY AND HISTORY
In 2011, the town used Community Preservation Act funds to purchase a Conservation Restriction from the Rolling Ridge retreat center. This permanently protected the 33 acres of historic lakefront grounds from development. A trail easement was also established, allowing the public to walk long the shore.
To access the trail, rather than driving into the Rolling Ridge main entrance, park along the paved path that runs between Rolling Ridge and the North Andover Country Club golf course. The public is permitted to visit the path along the lake's shoreline.
The 1920s Gregorian mansion and grounds are now used as a retreat center by the United Methodist Church. Renowned landscape architect Fletcher Steele created the garden landscape, including a long bowling green and a 25-foot cascading fountain.