Maple, birch, oak, hickory and sassafras trees can be found in these serene woods. Tall white pines grow along the ridges and hilltops and the ski loop trail of the adjacent Rafton Reservation passes through lovely hemlock groves. The forest floor is carpeted with ferns, partridgeberry and teaberry. Deer, beaver, fox and numerous bird species have been observed here.
Fish Brook and other winding streams flows through this area. The trails pass beaver-dammed swamps and other wetlands. Fish Brook watershed is part of Andover’s public water supply. By protecting these scenic woodlands, AVIS and the Andover Conservation Commission have also helped to maintain the quality of Andover’s drinking water.
Land along Fish Brook was purchased by the town in several parcels, in large part funded by a 1967 bond issue.
Between Chandler Road and the Harold Rafton Reservation
Junction of River Road and Chandler Road