Harold Parker State Forest, which lies in Andover, North Andover, North Reading and Middleton, comprises just over 3,000 acres of Central Hardwood-Hemlock-White Pine type of forest. The forest is twenty miles north of Boston and within one hour's drive of three million people. Recreational opportunities include hiking, mountain biking, fishing, hunting, horseback riding, camping and picnicking. The forest has over 35 miles of logging roads and trails and offers quiet seclusion to off-road hikers and bikers. Non-motorized boating is allowed on any of the 11 ponds. No horse, boat or bike rentals are available at the facility.

The side of the street opposite Stearns pond is not even really a trail.

hiking
2 months ago

It was ok for me, not great. Lots of in and out short trails that all lead back to the main road. A good place for a walk with a dog- not so exciting by yourself! At least the ice had almost entirely melted.

hiking
2 months ago

Just time for a short loop with our dog. A little icy in spots. Only saw 3 bikers.

Walked to Berry Pond with my dog Nova, very pretty and peaceful.

Standard trail. Hard to navigate without a map. Not a lot of different sites. Foliage was nice though

hiking
6 months ago