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.
Please join AVIS as we celebrate the history, culture, and beauty of Essex County with two hikes in September as part of the Essex National Heritage Area Trails & Sails Events.
Andovers Magazine article on AVIS (Adobe PDF)
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As you may have heard, the Kinder Morgan Company is planning to put a pipeline from Dracut through Andover to Lynnfield to carry additional natural gas from the Pennsylvania Shale area. AVIS is concerned that the proposed route includes a significant amount of AVIS property as well as town conservation land. Individual homeowners are also affected. Please use the following link to find information on the Town of Andover website. We will post more information as it becomes available. http://andoverma.gov/projects/tenngas/
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 one exception. 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:
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