Vetter Trail and Ward Trail Loop

MODERATE 122 reviews

Vetter Trail and Ward Trail Loop is a 3.6 mile heavily trafficked loop trail located near North Andover, Massachusetts that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

3.6 miles
380 feet

dogs on leash

kid friendly


cross country skiing


horseback riding

mountain biking

nature trips

trail running




wild flowers




1 month ago


this place is a hidden gem. trails are very well marked.

7 months ago

It was a wonderful walk and nice place

We did the yellow trail because we where short on time. Will definitely be back to hike the red and blue trail.

8 months ago

Good for families

9 months ago

Nice trail. Can be buggy in summer. I was able to see the Boston Skyline - Hike all the way to Elephant rock :)

10 months ago

Nice little trail to take your family along if you don't want to "work" the trail too much and too long. Good for a quick afternoon walk.

10 months ago

Just a touch muddy, but well worth it

11 months ago

Nice family hike. Great views, easy terrain, a little muddy this time of year (April), though.

Monday, February 27, 2017

Peaceful hike.

Wednesday, January 11, 2017

I'm new to the area and it was my first time adventuring out! I loved the views, to see Boston in the distance was certainly something. As a heads up, it does cost $5 to park. The machine takes card though!

Tuesday, January 03, 2017

nice little hike. could nearly see Boston in the distance

Sunday, November 20, 2016

Clearly marked an well groomed trails. Beautiful!!

Tuesday, November 15, 2016


Sunday, November 13, 2016

Such a beautiful Trustees property: woods, open fields, water. A natural oasis near the city.

Thursday, October 20, 2016

It's a very nice hike, especially in the fall. The hills add an element of challenge and adventure.

Sunday, September 11, 2016

This was a very good hike. There are many trails for all levels . Very dog friendly . Lots of site seeing which made the trails more fun

Monday, September 05, 2016

A nice afternoon, particularly for families, given the fun, but accessible elevation changes, the wide meadows and the "swamp" experiencing secondary succession. Some will really like the distant Boston views. We're so appreciative of the ability to bring dogs!

Monday, September 05, 2016

Cool trail if you get the urge to hike in the Merrimack Valley! Make a day out of it but not when weather is hot! Stick the late fall early winter.

Monday, August 22, 2016

Easy hike

Sunday, August 21, 2016

Depending on which trails you do this can easily become an afternoon event. Will be coming back soon to do the red trail. Went on the yellow and blue trails and was very pleased. I'd recommend some bug spray!

Sunday, July 24, 2016

One of my favorite hikes near home. Usually a decent amount of visitors on the trails close to the parking area, but if you trek out to Elephant Rock on the Blue trail you can get a nice view without the crowd.

Sunday, July 10, 2016

Marked really well. Beautiful views along the blue trail, did the full loop. We had a great time and so did our pooch!

mountain biking
Sunday, June 12, 2016

good mountain biking, bike trail not crowded, red trail has lots of tree roots and rocks in some sections

Sunday, June 12, 2016

Love seeing Boston on a clear day from this hill!

Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Not too strong sunshine. trails are with good marks. But need to have good sense of directions if walking on different trails.

Saturday, May 28, 2016

Very buggy but the trails were very well marked. Some of the trail on the red is very unkept and I had a bee follow me for about a mile. Overall the views were much better than I expected and I would go back.

Sunday, May 22, 2016

very nice, the parking lot can get crowded but the trails were clearly marked and there were maps throughout the trails

Monday, May 16, 2016

Beautiful scenery, minus the snakes. The only drawback was having to pay to park, but I guess $5 is worth it to see the views.

Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Really nice trails and beautiful scenery. I will definitely go again.

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