Bay Circuit Trail Section 3 Hike: Andover/N. Andover

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Group: Boston AMC

When: Saturday, September 9

Where: Andover, MA

Cost: Free


Ever heard of the Bay Circuit Trail? The BCT forms a wide loop around Boston from Plum Island to Duxbury, joining conservation land with sections of road walking. Join us for a 10.1 mile hike close to Boston, exploring the Bay Circuit Trail (BCT) and local wildlands in Andover and North Andover, MA. Each BCT section is unique, and this one will take us through sections of Harold Parker State Forest, the Mary French Reservation, Holt Hill (elevation 423 feet), and Phillips Andover Academy, through woodlands and over boardwalks with intermittent road walks. Participants should be prepared for short, moderate climbs, the possibility of encountering poison ivy and other frontcountry hazards, and the possibility of route corrections along the way. We’ll plan on parking cars at both ends of the hike, so re-tracing our steps will not be necessary and we can see more of the BCT.