Skug River Reservation

Andover, Massachusetts 5544

Skug River Reservation

Skug River Reservation Professional Review and Guide

"This hike starts with a dramatic passage through swampland and takes you through a fascinating rock garden. This gem of a hike crosses land managed by three distinct groups: the state, the Andover Conservation Commission, and The Andover Village Improvement Society (one of the oldest conservation groups in the country, founded in 1894).

The trailhead for the Mary French Reser vation (which abuts the Skug River Reservation) is marked on Korinthian Way with the modest square insignia of the Bay Circuit Trail. From this point, set out south on a narrow trail surfaced with clay dust."

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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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Trail Information

Andover
Nearby City
Kid-friendly
Accessibility
3.05
Distance
Loop/Lollipop
Trail Type
Easy to Moderate
Skill Level
2-2.5 hours
Duration
Year-round
Season
The Andover Village Improvement Society, avisandover.org/skug.html
Local Contacts
Local Maps

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Oct 2018