Our Mission

AVIS is a non-profit land trust in Andover, MA dedicated to acquiring land and preserving it in its natural state. We encourage public use and quiet enjoyment of the protected land.

Founded in 1894, AVIS is one of the oldest conservation organizations in the country

Read The Andovers Magazine article on AVIS

Upcoming Events

Jan 1: AVIS 125 Hike: New Year’s Day Hike

Jan 27: 50th Annual Rafton Reservation Hike

Feb 10: Crows over the Merrimack with Essex Art Center and MRWC

Feb 10: AVIS Moonlight Trek: Goldsmith Woodlands

Feb 15: History Exhibit opens at ACHC

Apr 10: Annual Dinner

Recent Events

Annual Dinner and Meeting
Panel Discussion at Library - No Child Left Inside (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)

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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