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Views of Boston skyline from the top of Holt Hill

We have gone to the top of holt hill many times since we live nearby. It is our "go to" place on... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Phal S
Cold winter visit!

It was so cold new years eve day on the hill. It is a cool place with nice long distance view of... read more

Reviewed 2 January 2018
Haverhill, Massachusetts
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Climb a hill for great views extending from the surrounding Merrimack Valley to the Boston skyline, or explore this sprawling landscape along almost 10 miles of trails.
Prospect Road, Andover, MA 01810
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We have gone to the top of holt hill many times since we live nearby. It is our "go to" place on the weekend for a short hike. There are several ways to get to the top and depending on the time at hand we...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Phal S
Reviewed 2 January 2018

It was so cold new years eve day on the hill. It is a cool place with nice long distance view of Boston and the southern sky. I had hoped to view a moon set but you can't see due west well from the summit....More

Date of experience: December 2017
1  Thank guerinjohn1
Reviewed 18 November 2017

Ward reservation an idyllic way to spend some time in the woods exploring some ancient Andover roads, find Phillips Andover’s old ski jump, walk in the fields while enjoying a distant view of Boston or climb the fire tower for excitement. The Trustees have created...More

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank cberry211
Reviewed 22 October 2017 via mobile

Lovely trail. 3 trails merging with each other (Red, Blue & Yellow). Amazing Fall view. Dog friendly. Lovely Bog. Peace, serene, calm. Photographers paradise. $5 parking fee is not much for such enchanting experience. A must visit for fall view as you don't have to...More

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank Sarsita2209
Reviewed 15 July 2017 via mobile

Highest hill in Essex county, you can see downtown Boston and up the east coast form the top of the yellow trail. Great for a breath of fresh air with family or friends or time alone. Several trails of 1 to 5 miles take you...More

Date of experience: July 2017
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Reviewed 18 June 2017

i was here trying to forget the terrible food i ate the day before. it was hard but i marched on as i do.

Date of experience: June 2017
Thank ronybelkin
Reviewed 11 June 2017

This is an interesting and demanding urban preserve. We hiked for about 4 miles on a warm day, then headed off to North Andover for a late lunch. We especially liked Rubbish Meadow with its Great Blue Heron rookery and other nesting birds. It is...More

Date of experience: June 2017
1  Thank Nancy V
Reviewed 22 May 2017 via mobile

What a great place this is. Came in April for a walk with my wife, kids and our dog. It's not a difficult hike at all, so you will be fine with young kids. There is off-road parking and just costs $5. Drop it in...More

Date of experience: April 2017
Thank Matthew G
Reviewed 22 May 2017

Great place for a hike. Good signage at the intersections and some good hills to hike up, with a really nice view of Boston from the summitt.

Date of experience: May 2017
Thank caterron
Reviewed 5 March 2017

I had a great visit to Holt Hill today, taking a hike with my son and dog. The hike up to the summit where the solstice rocks are located is rather short and pretty easy. The entire property is large and there are opportunities for...More

Date of experience: March 2017
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21 September 2016|
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Response from Krista S | Reviewed this property |
From the parking lot, there is a paved road up to the fire tower. You can't drive up there. It is a little steep in parts, but it is not that long of a walk (5-8 minutes depending on your speed). You will need to walk on... More
Greg G
6 November 2015|
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Yes, on leashes.