About Us

The Andover Trails Committee is a citizens committee including members of the Conservation Commission, the Appalachian Mountain Club, Andover Village Improvement Society, the Bay Circuit Alliance, The Trustees of Reservations, and just plain folk who appreciate the outdoor recreational opportunities of Andover. It was reactivated in the spring of 1991 to focus on the establishment of the Bay Circuit Trail in Andover.

The committee continues to support Bay Circuit Alliance projects. It is also working on the Shawsheen River Greenway initiative. The Andover Trails Committee will continue its work to increase the public's access to recreational trails by publicizing trail events, seeking volunteers to work on trails, raising funds for trail improvements, and working with regional groups to create trail networks.

Donating to the ATC

The Andover Trails Committee has recently become an official 501c3 organization, which means that donations to our group are tax deductible. We hope you'll consider donating. Funds are used almost exclusively to purchase trail project materials, such as lumber, bolts. etc. Visit our Projects tab to see examples!

Trail Maps and Guidebook

The fourth edition of The Andover Trails Guide is available in local stores or direct from the Andover Trails Committee, which co-produced this extremely handy guidebook to Andover's walking trails.

The guidebook includes introductions to several organizations which preserve and protect our open spaces, trailways, and other environmental and cultural treasures, along with extensive maps, trail descriptions, and other useful information on more than 30 publicly accessible properties.

Copies of the guidebook can be purchased by mail. Send a check for $14.95 plus $1.50 S&H to:

Andover Trails Committee
c/o David Bunting
3 Wagon Wheel Road
Andover, MA 01810