|Sunday, Jan. 26th,
at 9:45 am
|Harold R. Rafton Reservation
||AVIS' 45th annual snowshoe and Cross-Country Ski Trek. Park near the leaf composting area on High Plain Rd. No registration. No pets. Hike if no snow, rain cancels. Leaders; David Dargie, 978-996-4475 †firstname.lastname@example.org and Vale Reservation Warden, Ken Doran.
|Saturday, Oct. 19th,
at 1:00 pm
|Deer Jump Reservation
AVIS collaboration with Andover Historical Society
Jane Cairns, President of the Andover Historical Society, is collaborating with AVIS on a hike along the Merrimack River in the Deer Jump Reservation.† Ms. Cairns will provide an historical perspective on this AVIS Reservation, one of the most loved of all the AVIS properties because of it views of the beautiful Merrimack River.
Learn about Native Americans along the river, a former ferry that navigated the river, previous owners of land along the river, and more. Take Exit 45 off I-93 and go west on River Road about 1.2 miles to Launching Road. Turn right and go approximately 0.2 miles to the entrance to Deer Jump Reservation near 17 Launching Road. Park along the street or on side streets. Wear sturdy shoes for hiking. Heavy rain cancels. Leaders are Jane Cairns and John Hess (978) 470-0806, email@example.com.
AVIS has a longstanding collaborative relationship with the Andover Historical Society (AHS), and this year is no different.† In addition to staffing a table at the Andover Farmersí Market at AHS on several Saturdays this summer, AVIS continues its partnership by co-hosting walks with AHS volunteers as guides who offer an historical perspective on the reservation and the events that took place there. In addition, AVIS and AHS coordinated their efforts with the Addison Gallery of American Art at Phillips Academy to bring people to Andover on September 22, 2013 for walks/hikes as part of Trails and Sails, the annual event sponsored by the Essex National Heritage Area which is designed to encourage people to explore more of Essex County.