Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Bay Circuit Trail Andover MA Conservation Commission Woodland.

The third parcel one passes through between the Harold Parker State Forest and the Ward Reservation is one of those quasi nameless places that often turn out to be among the best places along the trail.

According to the Holy Writ, (also known as the trail directions), this parcel is simply the Andover Conservation Commission Woodland. 

It is along the border with North Andover and is mainly a drowned maple forest undone by a beaver dam.

What it lacks by way of a formal name designation, it more than offsets with its intrinsic beauty.

And it is a fairly good hike with sassafras groves that light up in autumn.

It meets the Ward Reservation at an open grove with lush old lawns.