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Ward Reservation

Address: Prospect Road, Andover, MA 01810
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Ranked #2 of 3 things to do in Andover
Owner description: Climb a hill for great views extending from the surrounding Merrimack Valley to the Boston skyline...
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Owner description: 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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Boston, Massachusetts
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77 reviews 77 reviews
49 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 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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23 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 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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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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162 reviews 162 reviews
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127 helpful votes 127 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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westford
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36 reviews 36 reviews
9 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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 15 reviews
6 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 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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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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N. Andover MA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

A nice place to stroll. Dog friendly. Great view of Boston at solstice stones at top. Goto place for me and the kids. Also has a nice bog walk.

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