Vetter Trail and Ward Trail Loop

MODERATE 143 reviews
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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




There is a $5 parking fee.

1 month ago

Ward Trail is some paved and clear path. On Vetter watch out for he poison ivy and oak. This time of year lots of flying bugs, so a little deet not bad idea

2 months ago

Easy and well marked trails with long hilltop views and peaceful woods filled with miles of old farmers walls.

2 months ago

all trails directions took us to a private business parking lot. had to use a different entrance. $5.00 parking fee. pretty pond at the end of a boardwalk through a big at the nature trail.

3 months ago

This is one of my favorite places to trail walk. Theres a lot of little streams in spring and many places to explore around the reservation. One of the coolest things to do is to check out the fire tower and solar dial at the top of the hill.

3 months ago

I love this trail. Like others have said, there are some trees that are down, but nothing you can't go over. The trails are marked and easy to follow. Nice scenic views . There are 2 chairs located at Elephant's Rock. It was a nice surprise after some incline. There is a $5 parking fee that you pay with a card.

3 months ago

Beautiful trail. Well marked and easy to follow. There were less than a handful of downed trees in the path but they are very easy to step over. They are doing a great job clearing them away.

6 months ago


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

11 months ago

It was a wonderful walk and nice place

Sunday, July 30, 2017

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

Thursday, July 13, 2017

Good for families

Friday, May 26, 2017

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

Saturday, May 13, 2017

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.

Saturday, April 29, 2017

Just a touch muddy, but well worth it

Sunday, April 09, 2017

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

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