Upcoming Events

Jul 20: Hike The Lowell Lawrence Railroad From Haggetts Pond To The Tewksbury Hospital
Jul 20: Invasive Plant identification and Removal Session
Jul 27: World Conservation Day

Upcoming AVIS walks

AVIS Trustee, Mark Kaluzny, a certified AMC hike leader, will be leading hikes on the first Saturday of the month, February through June. Please check back to find out times and meeting locations.

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.

Recent Articles

How Can I Hide My Own Geocache?

Extraordinary Endeavors of the Eco-team!

Boy Scouts Building Boardwalks!

Promote Pollinators! Minimize Mosquitoes!

Winter Activities

White Squirrels of Ballardvale

Mysterious Oak

Other hikes in Andover

HIKE BEAUTIFUL ANDOVER - The Town of Andover is offering monthly hikes on Wednesday mornings throughout 2024. 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)

Invasive Plants - A talk at Memorial Hall Library

Be sure to learn about invasive plants in your yard and how to remove them. Watch the video of the Andover Pollinator Pathway program from Memorial Hall Library with Mike Murray of the Andover Conservation Commission.

2024 Annual Meeting - Video Recording

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 1,200 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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