Our Mission

AVIS is a non-profit land trust dedicated to a) acquiring land and preserving it in its natural state, and b) encouraging public use and quiet enjoyment of the reservations. Founded in 1894, AVIS is one of the oldest conservation organizations in the country.

Join AVIS in preserving open spaces, woodlands, and wetlands in Andover, Massachusetts, USA. Explore membership and volunteer activities with AVIS.

Andovers Magazine article on AVIS (Adobe PDF)

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Historical Hike at Goldsmith Woodlands

Join us for a hike at Goldsmith Woodlands on October 18th

Work Parties at Deer Jump Reservation

Join us for work parties at Deer Jump Reservation on October 3rd and 24th

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About Our Reservations

About 1100 acres of AVIS reservations are open to all for hiking, birding, and cross country skiing. Hunting is prohibited on all of our reservations with nine exceptions. Motor vehicles, fires, and camping on these conservation lands are prohibited. Photos, maps, and further information are available on the reservations page.

Volunteer wardens are responsible for the care and oversight of each reservation and they are often neighbors. If you have questions or concerns about a particular reservation, please contact the reservation's warden.

Various groups offer hiking trips throughout the year. See the events and links page for more information.

Hike Along Merrimack River in Deer Jump Reservation:

To find out more about AVIS, contact info@avisandover.org