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Address: Prospect Road, Andover, MA 01810
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Description: Climb a hill for great views extending from the surrounding Merrimack...
Climb a hill for great views extending from the surrounding Merrimack Valley to the Boston skyline, or explore this sprawling landscape along almost 10 miles of trails.
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Great for a variety of walks

A well-marked selection of trails take you through open meadows, through woodlands, to the waters edge and up to viewing points. Today (June) the meadowlands were buzzing with... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 7, 2015
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Massachusetts, United States

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Massachusetts, United States
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7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015

A well-marked selection of trails take you through open meadows, through woodlands, to the waters edge and up to viewing points. Today (June) the meadowlands were buzzing with bugs, attracting small swooping birds. A snake made my husband jump as it zipped off the woodland path into the undergrowth. And we saw a heron on the flooded Rubbish Meadow. A... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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85 reviews
53 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

Holt Hill, Boston Hill and Shrub Hill make up this reservation. All types of terrain good for walking, light hiking and mountain biking. Don't miss the bog or the views of Boston from the crest of the hills. The best signage on trails we've see. This is a Trustees of Reservations property and is free to all.

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Allentown, Pennsylvania
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76 reviews
31 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

Well marked and well maintained trails. Many trails of varying lengths. Great views. A good place to go if you have only an hour of time or more. Parking at trail head. It is free. Closes at dusk

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Lawrence, Massachusetts, United States
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4 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2014

Amazing view from the top of the Hill, fabulous trails and sledding tracks... And as it was mentioned before - very few people... Let's keep this secret place for a quite walk with family...

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Kansas City, Missouri
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163 reviews
26 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 134 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2014

You can see Boston from the top of the hill. Nature at its best in New England for glorious hikes. Conveniently located in Andover. Do not miss this jewel.

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Paris
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2013

Love the place for hiking the blue trail is really nice. The view to downtown of Boston from this place is really nice.

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Pepperell, Massachusetts
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41 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2013

Fabulous old roads and trails from hundreds of years ago (1600's) with view of Boston from the top on Holt Hill and Boston Hill. Amazing secret close to Boston and 495 and 93. And very few people were there! Ssh....don't tell them!

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Lawrence, Massachusetts
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15 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2013

A great place to take a hike, especially for those who are not seasoned hikers! We took our 2 dogs up to the solstice stones and enjoyed the view. Can't wait to go again!

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Andover, Massachusetts
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10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2013

There are acres of maintained trails through woodlands and bogs culminating in gorgeous views of the Boston skyline. Great for walks in all seasons, including winter for XC skiing or snowshoeing. It's a photographer's dream.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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6 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2013

Ward Reservation is one of the better places in Essex County to walk, hike and mountain bike. While everyone goes to the Solstice stones for good reason, the rest of the reservation is quite extensive and worth exploring.

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Address: Address: Prospect Road, Andover, MA 01810
Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Andover

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