Weir Hill Reservation Trail

North Andover, Massachusetts

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During the warmer months, Lake Cochichewick is abuzz with activity. Students from the nearby Brooks School ply the waters of the 592-acre lake in sailing dinghies or sculls, while residents jog the lakeside trails or ramble about with their rambunctious canines. In winter, though, it’s a snow-hushed and peaceful scene, with just a few diehard dog-walkers on the trails and lakeside footpaths. Set on a 200-foot double drumlin, this gentle walk offers lovely views of surrounding hills at its highest point, then scoops into woodlands and follows the lakeshore of Cochichewick. It’s perfect for kids, who are always the first to spot rabbit tracks in the snow, or an owl standing sentry on a tree limb-both common occurrences here!
Snowshoe Routes: New England

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Snowshoe Routes: New England

by Diane Bair & Pamela Wright (The Mountaineers Books)

During the warmer months, Lake Cochichewick is abuzz with activity. Students from the nearby Brooks School ply the waters of the 592-acre lake in sailing dinghies or sculls, while residents jog the lakeside trails or ramble about with their rambunctious canines.

In winter, though, it’s a snow-hushed and peaceful scene, with just a few diehard dog-walkers on the trails and lakeside footpaths. Set on a 200-foot double drumlin, this gentle walk offers lovely views of surrounding hills at its highest point, then scoops into woodlands and follows the lakeshore of Cochichewick. It’s perfect for kids, who are always the first to spot rabbit tracks in the snow, or an owl standing sentry on a tree limb-both common occurrences here!

©  Diane Bair & Pamela Wright/The Mountaineers Books. All Rights Reserved.

Activity Type: Snowshoeing
Nearby City: North Andover
Distance: 1.9
Elevation Gain: 100 feet
Trail Type: Loop/Lollipop
Skill Level: Easy
Duration: 2 hours
Season: Winter
Accessibility: Kid-friendly
Local Contacts: The Trustees of Reservations
Driving Directions: Directions to Weir Hill Reservation Trail

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