Sun 05/11 at 9:30AM - Weir Hill (North Andover)

  • May 11, 2014 · 9:30 AM
  • Weir Hill (North Andover)

Weir Hill traces the western shoreline of Lake Cochichewick and offers a woodsy ascent to scenic views of the Merrimack Valley. Follow the 0.75-mile Edgewood Farm Trail to reach the meandering shore of Lake Cochichewick, which dominates the east and south edges of this reservation. The two-mile-long lake and Weir Hill ("wire hill") are the dominant natural features in the northeast part of town and easily its most scenic. In fact, Great Pond Road was laid out on the east shore to take advantage of the views across the lake and the hill rising just beyond. For a quite different, but equally memorable experience, take the 0.71-mile Stevens Trail up the spine of Weir Hill to where a scenic overlook opens on the right. Hikers enjoy a broad panorama of the Merrimack Valley spreading below. On days of good visibility, you can see Mount Wachusett rising in the distance beyond Worcester, and northwest of Wachusett, New Hampshire's Mount Monadnock.

4 miles of trails, easy to moderate hiking, strenuous in places.  Free admission.

We will start our walk at 9:40, so if you are running late, please catch up!


From I-93 Exit 41, take Rt. 125 North 7.3 mi. Merge left onto Rt. 114 West and then right back onto Rt. 125. Follow for 0.2 mi. and turn right onto Andover St. Continue for 0.6 mi., bear right at fork, and continue 0.2 mi. to intersection. Proceed straight for 0.1 mi., turn left onto Stevens St., and continue for 0.8 mi. to entrance and roadside parking on right.

From I-495 Exit 42, take Rt. 114 East 1 mi. Turn left onto Rt. 133 East and follow for 0.2 mi. to traffic light. Proceed straight onto Andover St. Continue as above.

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Meet by the entrance.

If you need to reach me to locate us: 
Call me on my cell:[masked]-4624.

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  • Amy

    A nice way to spend a beautiful morning - thanks for organizing Betsy!

    May 12, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Can you arrange for great weather and no bugs? Perfect.

    1 · May 11, 2014

  • Nancy M

    Thank you Betsy. Today's walk was awesome!!!

    1 · May 11, 2014

  • pauline b

    Great way to start my day... close to home, beautiful day, amiable walking partners!

    1 · May 11, 2014

  • Betsy

    I apologize but my directions weren't very clear. When you go thru the rotary to get from Andover St to Stevens St, you will be on Stevens St a while, passing a lake on your right and then going over a little bridge. At the next fork soon after the bridge, bear right to stay on Stevens St (Pleasant St goes to the left). Weir Hill's entrance is on the right with roadside parking on the left and right. We'll meet there at the entrance sign.

    May 11, 2014

  • Janet R

    Hi betsy...sorry Bout the last min cancel...bob and i wont b able to make it today

    May 11, 2014

  • Janet R

    Depends on what time

    May 6, 2014

    • Betsy

      Hi Janet - The time on Sunday is 9:30AM meet / 9:40AM start. I hope that works out for you!

      May 7, 2014

    • Janet R

      Hi day/time works perfect...we'll be there

      May 7, 2014

  • Susan B.

    I was going to come but that day has suddenly become very busy! Really sorry to miss this one!

    April 27, 2014

    • Betsy

      Hi Susan - Just want to point out that the day and time have changed, in case that makes a difference to your RSVP. ;-)

      May 7, 2014

    • Susan B.

      I saw that but I go to church on sunday at that time!

      May 7, 2014

  • Antonette S.

    This will be my first contact with group.I very exited to meet new friends.See you Sunday .

    1 · May 7, 2014

  • Annette g

    Perhaps my daughter will join us? Hmmm a mother daughter hike

    1 · May 6, 2014

  • Linda W.

    Will be away. Enjoy

    May 4, 2014

  • Karen P

    Can you please clarify start time. It is posted for 11 but you have 9:40 in the description.

    April 19, 2014

    • Betsy

      Sorry, Karen. The start time is 9:40. I have updated the description to correct it.

      April 19, 2014

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