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Peaks
Peaks North Andover Town Farm, Farnsworth Reservation, MA
Trails
Trails: Unnamed trails
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Sunday, April 12, 2020
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Started from the playing fields end of the Town Farm. There is a large lot for the playing fields and on road as well. Farnsworth (or opposite end of Town Farm) there is roadside. 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail, Mud - Minor/Avoidable, Mud - Significant 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment:  
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: Nice bog bridge in Farnsworth. 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: Good signage. Some areas where Bog bridges could be made more permanent along the town farm section. Thanks to FONAT.org ans Essex county Greenbelt Assoc. 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: Well-behaved dogs with considerate owners (nothing to step in!). 
Bugs
Bugs:  
Lost and Found
Lost and Found: Saw a geocache that was a little too visible. Tucked it in so it wasn't showing right from the trail.  
 
Comments
Comments: Town Farm - pleasant straight walk through the woods. If you start from the baseball end, you need waterproof boots! Town of North Andover has a ropes course just off this trail. Would not think of using it with the present crisis. Trail ends on South Bradford St. Directly across is the herd path entrance to Farnsworth Reservation. Or turn left and head 300 ft down the road to the official entrance, which has a kiosk. This is a loop that has a few short trails leading off to various nearby neighborhoods. This walk actually has elevation gain and loss. Very pretty forest, nice vernal pools, and an outlook on a beautiful open field.

Thanks to Friends of North Andover Trails and Essex County Greenbelt Association.

 
Name
Name: Beckie and Prema 
E-Mail
E-Mail: beckiejani@yahoo.com 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2020-04-13 
Link
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