Skug River Loop

Andover, Massachusetts

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This hike will take you over and around the Skug River , which is named after a phonetic spelling of the Nipmuc word for "skunk." Passing over and close by long stretches of marsh, this loop is most obviously a destination for wildlife viewing. Less readily apparent surprises you’ll encounter along the way are remnants of a gristmill, a soapstone quarry, farms, and a large glacial erratic sticking out of the forest floor.
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by Steve Mirsky (Falcon Guides)

This hike will take you over and around the Skug River , which is named after a phonetic spelling of the Nipmuc word for "skunk." Passing over and close by long stretches of marsh, this loop is most obviously a destination for wildlife viewing.

Less readily apparent surprises you’ll encounter along the way are remnants of a gristmill, a soapstone quarry, farms, and a large glacial erratic sticking out of the forest floor.

©  Steve Mirsky/Falcon Guides. All Rights Reserved.

Activity Type: Birding, Hiking
Nearby City: Andover
Distance: 2.4
Trail Type: Loop/Lollipop
Skill Level: Easy
Duration: 1.5 hours
Best Times: Year-round
Driving Directions: Directions to Skug River Loop

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