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“THe Holt Farm & the Charles W. Ward Reservation”
Review of Ward Reservation

Ward Reservation
Ranked #2 of 8 things to do in Andover
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Owner description: Climb a hill for great views extending from the surrounding Merrimack Valley to the Boston skyline, or explore this sprawling landscape along almost 10 miles of trails.
Reviewed 27 October 2011

The Holt Farm built in the early 1700s has been restored and resides within the Ward reservation. where you can take an easy walk up to Holt Hill and note the Solstice Stones, the Fire Tower and the capped reservoirs. The day we were there people and dogs abounded with children playing and the view of the Boston skyline was glorious.
If you go back to the parking lot there is a path to the Quaking Bog with an information sheet that refers to numbers on the boardwalk that wends its way thru the bog. Since it was Fall some of the plants were not apparent(such as the insect eating pitcher plants) but the fallen colorful leaves on the boardwalk were still very nice. A definite foto op and for us it had the added attraction of having been my wife's ancestors who settled that land.

Thank lholz46
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