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Ward Reservation

Prospect Road, Andover, MA 01810
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Walk through woods & meadows with Magnificent view

Highest hill in Essex county, you can see downtown Boston and up the east coast form the top of the... read more

Reviewed 15 July 2017
Tina W
via mobile
great place to walk

i was here trying to forget the terrible food i ate the day before. it was hard but i marched on... read more

Reviewed 18 June 2017
London, United Kingdom
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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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  • Very good24%
  • Average4%
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Prospect Road, Andover, MA 01810
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Reviewed 15 July 2017 via mobile

Highest hill in Essex county, you can see downtown Boston and up the east coast form the top of the yellow trail. Great for a breath of fresh air with family or friends or time alone. Several trails of 1 to 5 miles take you...More

Thank Tina W
Reviewed 18 June 2017

i was here trying to forget the terrible food i ate the day before. it was hard but i marched on as i do.

Thank ronybelkin
Reviewed 12 June 2017

This is an interesting and demanding urban preserve. We hiked for about 4 miles on a warm day, then headed off to North Andover for a late lunch. We especially liked Rubbish Meadow with its Great Blue Heron rookery and other nesting birds. It is...More

Thank Nancy2005
Reviewed 23 May 2017 via mobile

What a great place this is. Came in April for a walk with my wife, kids and our dog. It's not a difficult hike at all, so you will be fine with young kids. There is off-road parking and just costs $5. Drop it in...More

Thank Matthew G
Reviewed 23 May 2017

Great place for a hike. Good signage at the intersections and some good hills to hike up, with a really nice view of Boston from the summitt.

Thank caterron
Reviewed 6 March 2017

I had a great visit to Holt Hill today, taking a hike with my son and dog. The hike up to the summit where the solstice rocks are located is rather short and pretty easy. The entire property is large and there are opportunities for...More

Thank soxskier
Reviewed 14 February 2017

Great Park, usually quiet with multiple trails, great if you are looking for a nice walk with or without a dog. Wider trails have some bike traffic, but I only run into a one or two bikers during my walk. Nice walks, get great view...More

1  Thank anka851
Reviewed 18 January 2017

Ward reservation is a sprawling range of mixed wood forests, rolling hills and scenic views. With trails ranging from easy to intermediate, it's a great destination for families and folks just looking to get in a nice nature walks. In the summer evenings, it's common...More

2  Thank Tim D
Reviewed 18 October 2016

I have visited this parking area many times but was surprised to find that they charge you to park here now! I hadn't been here since last fall so I'm not sure when this came to be?? I am saddened by this though because for...More

Thank scarymary73
Reviewed 26 August 2016

Beautiful walks through meadows, woods and to the beautiful hidden bog pond, accessible over a long Boardwalk. From the higher elevations is a wonderful view of Boston in the distance.

Thank Ron H
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21 September 2016|
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Response from Krista S | Reviewed this property |
From the parking lot, there is a paved road up to the fire tower. You can't drive up there. It is a little steep in parts, but it is not that long of a walk (5-8 minutes depending on your speed). You will need to walk on... More
Greg G
7 November 2015|
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Response from Donna C | Reviewed this property |
Yes, on leashes.