Upcoming Events

Due to weather changes, Andover Day is moved to Sep 30th.
Sep 28 @ 10a: Trails & Sails hike - Shawsheen River and Vale Reservations
Sep 30 @ 8:30a: Invasive Plant identification and Removal Session
Oct 1 @ 4p: AVIS Fall Hike at Bessie Goldsmith Reservation

Recent Articles

Extraordinary Endeavors of the Eco-team!

Boy Scouts Building Boardwalks!

Promote Pollinators! Minimize Mosquitoes!

Winter Activities

White Squirrels of Ballardvale

Mysterious Oak

Invasive Plant identification and Removal Sessions

The AVIS Eco-Team holds sessions to learn how to identify and remove invasive plants. Learn about native plants on AVIS reservations too. These are hands-on sessions using manual methods such as hand pulling, weed wrenches, hand saws, and buckthorn baggies. Middle-schoolers (with an adult) and up are welcome. Please email Lynn at HamletofLynn@gmail.com to be put on the Eco Team email list and receive up-to-date notifications on locations and other helpful tidbits.

Other hikes in Andover

HIKE BEAUTIFUL ANDOVER - The Town of Andover is offering monthly hikes on Wednesday mornings throughout 2023. You can get out and enjoy AVIS and Town trails. Use the following link to find out when and where. Programs and Events | Andover, MA (andoverma.gov)

2023 Annual Meeting - Video Recording

Hammond Reservation

Deer Jump Reservation

Colorful Fall colors along the Shawsheen River Reservation and Fosters Pond near Goldsmith Woodlands

Celebrating Andover's Open Spaces, Big & Small

AVIS is pleased to be part of an amazing video about Open Space in Andover. You can watch it at the following link. Thank you to Al French for the idea; to Sean Murphy for producing this wonderful show about Andover; and to those who agreed to be videotaped by Andover TV.

History of AVIS

Enjoy a video about AVIS, its history, and a couple of the most popular reservations.


Our friends at e-Awakening.com have created two new videos featuring Andover people talking about the reservations and volunteers who make them possible.:

Volunteers Build a Boardwalk on Andover Land (Video)

Andover Conservation and AVIS Reservations Preserve Open Space (Video)

Recent News

Students at Andover High School in conjunction with Andover TV have created short videos on three AVIS Reservations. See the reservations like you have not seen them before:

Baker's Meadow Reservation (Video)

Goldsmith Woodlands Reservation (Video)

Shawsheen River Reservation (Video)

AVIS Land Acknowledgement (Read more)

Find out how to control ticks in your yard.

See the manual available on the Town of Andover website at this link.

About Our Reservations

About 1100 acres of AVIS reservations are open to all for hiking, birding, and cross country skiing.

Explore Reservations

Volunteer wardens are responsible for the care and oversight of each reservation and they are often neighbors.

Contact a Warden

Hiking trips and other community events are scheduled by various groups throughout the year.

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