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Virginia Hammond Reservation


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. This entire watershed is part of Andoverís public water supply. By protecting these scenic woodlands, AVIS and the Andover Conservation Commission have also helped to maintain the quality of Andoverís drinking water.



The Virginia Hammond Reservation was named for longtime Andover conservationist Virginia "Deena" Hammond.