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Ward Reservation

Prospect Road, Andover, MA 01810
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Ranked #2 of 3 Attractions in Andover
Type: Parks
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... more » 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. « less
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Lawrence, Massachusetts, United States
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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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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154 reviews 154 reviews
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120 helpful votes 120 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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31 reviews 31 reviews
8 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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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 helpful votes 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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N. Andover MA
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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Boston, Massachusetts, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2013 via mobile

When the daffodils and forsythia are at their prime, the sky clear, and a gentle breeze fills in from the west, it's a good day for an easy hike through the Ward Reservation. The trails are marked for 1, 2, and 3 miles or so and are criss-crossed with many paths from the Bay Circuit Trail which encircles the outer... More

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Boston, Massachusetts, United States
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6 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2012

For a quick hike, go straight up the road past the water tower to the solstice stones at the top of the hill where you can see as far as Boston (Pru tower on a clear day), or down to the boardwalk area by the water. Trail maps are available for longer hikes. There are a couple of cabins in... More

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